On 1 May, Newquay Airport celebrated the arrival of Aer Lingus Regional, which touched down with thrice-weekly departures from Dublin. This is Ireland’s only direct flight to Cornwall. The sector that is operated by Stobart Air’s ATR 72s will see a frequency increase to five times weekly starting on 27 June.
- Aer Lingus Regional introduced a new route to the UK on 1 May, with the addition of thrice-weekly (Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays) departures to Newquay (NQY) from Dublin (DUB). The 341-kilometre sector will be served by Stobart Air’s 77-seat ATR 72s and will see a frequency increase to five times weekly starting on 27 June. No other carrier flies this airport pair. The new route is Ireland’s only direct flight to Cornwall, and brings to 27 the number of destinations served by Aer Lingus Regional for the summer season. Commenting on the route launch, Martin Saxton, CCO, Stobart Air, said: “We are delighted to welcome passengers on board today’s inaugural flight from Dublin to Newquay, Ireland’s only direct route to Cornwall, one of the most beautiful counties in the UK, combining stunning scenery, unique culture and history. Passenger bookings are strong, which reflects the popularity of Cornwall among Irish passengers and we look forward to developing the route over the busy summer period.”