Cornwall comes closer to the Channel Islands

Al Titterington, Managing Director, Cornwall Airport Newquay (centre) welcomed Blue Islands’ COO/Accountable Manager Dougie Hoblyn (right), with a true taste of Cornwall, gifting Cornish fudge to the airline’s first passengers arriving at Cornwall Airport Newquay on the inaugural flight from the Channel Islands.

Cornwall Airport Newquay (CAN) has extended its route network today and welcomed the arrival of Blue Islands’ new service to Jersey and Guernsey. As the franchise partner of Flybe commenced a three times weekly operation to the Channel Islands for the peak summer season, CAN celebrated the addition of its latest new airline partner to join the airport’s portfolio.

“We continue to develop a broader portfolio of destinations and airlines for our passengers as we see an ever-growing demand for visitors coming to Cornwall, but also those who seek ease of travel from their local airport,” says Al Titterington, Managing Director, CAN. “Blue Islands’ schedule is ideal for anyone wanting to enjoy an extended weekend, or a full week break, in either the Channel Islands or Cornwall – now just a one-hour flight away compared to an eighthour drive and ferry crossing,” adds Titterington.

With the arrival of Blue Islands’ service CAN’s market will increase by a further 3,600 seats this year as the airport continues to experience solid growth in Q1: “Welcoming a new airline partner, especially one which adds attractive destinations to our network, is always a great pleasure. This latest service enhances our route map while also strengthening tourism in Cornwall,” concludes Titterington.

Rob Veron, CEO Blue Islands said: “Whether it’s Channel Islanders enjoying all that Cornwall has to offer, including Michelin star dining, the incredible back drop for the hit TV series Poldark, and of course the pretty Cornish harbours, or residents of Cornwall looking to experience our beautiful Channel Islands, we look forward to welcoming our customers on board this summer.”

Notes for editors

  • Cornwall Airport Newquay welcomed more than 456,000 passengers in 2018.
  • Cornwall Airport Newquay was the fastest growing UK airport outside of London in 2017.
  • Cornwall Airport Newquay offers year-round flights to: Alicante with Ryanair; London Heathrow, London Southend and Manchester with Flybe; Dublin with Aer Lingus; and Isles of Scilly with Skybus. As well as offering direct connectivity to these key cities, the routes offer connectivity to destinations across the UK, Europe and worldwide.
  • Cornwall Airport Limited (CAL) is 100% owned by CORSERV which is a wholly owned company of
    Cornwall Council. CAL is the operator of Cornwall Airport Newquay.

Additional regional and international routes operate during the summer season, including:

  • Flybe – Belfast City, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Birmingham, Doncaster Sheffield, Glasgow, Leeds
    Bradford Jersey, Guernsey and Liverpool;
  • Aer Lingus Regional – Cork;
  • Eurowings – Düsseldorf and Stuttgart;
  • Ryanair – Faro
  • SAS – Copenhagen


Notes for editors


  • Flybe four times daily to London Heathrow, launched 31 March 2019;
  • Flybe five times weekly to London Southend, launched 1 April 2019;
  • Blue Islands three times weekly service to Jersey and Guernsey, commencing 3 June 2019.

To launch:

  • SAS twice-weekly to Copenhagen, commencing 21 June 2019.


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