easyJet's first ever route to Newquay Airport was celebrated last week by Newquay Airport MD Al Titterington (left); Ali Gayward, UK Commercial Director, easyJet (right); and 28-year-old Liskeard-born, Cornish pilot, Richard Andrews, who was on board the first easyJet flight from London Southend Airport.
- easyJet has launched its first ever flights to Newquay (NQY) in the UK’s south-west. A three-times weekly service from London Southend (SEN) will operate until the end of September, and will be joined in a couple of weeks by a service from Liverpool. The link to London is important for Newquay Airport, as flybe will be ending its service to London Gatwick at the end of March 2014, when it withdraws all flights from Gatwick. easyJet launched another new route from its biggest base at London Gatwick (LGW) last week, when it began service to Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) in north-west Spain. This route will also be operated with three weekly flights, and becomes easyJet’s third route at the Spanish airport, which is also served from its Swiss bases in Geneva and Basel. These two new easyJet routes from London airports further highlight the importance of the UK capital to easyJet’s network.