Copenhagen becomes Cornwall’s next continent connection

Celebrating the launch of Cornwall Airport Newquay’s Scandinavian venture into Copenhagen amongst crew was Richard Thomasson, Airport Operations Manager, Cornwall Airport Newquay and Sebastiaan Bree, Duty Station Manager, SAS.

Scandinavia became Cornwall Airport Newquay’s (CAN) latest continent connection as SAS launched its seasonal service to Copenhagen today. Commencing its twice-weekly operation to the capital city, the Star Alliance member directly links Cornwall’s gateway to the Nordic nation for the first time.

“Our new route to the Danish capital was originally due to start next week but, due to overwhelming demand, SAS not only bought the launch forward a week, the carrier also added more capacity,” explains Al Titterington, Managing Director, Cornwall Airport Newquay. “With 25% more seats on offer than initially planned, we look forward to developing further with our newest airline partner, and building on the instant success of Copenhagen,” adds Titterington.

As SAS becomes the sixth airline to offer scheduled flights from the Airport, the new link with Copenhagen joins CAN’s direct European services to Alicante, Cork, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Faro and Stuttgart this summer. Through generating an additional 2,880 seats from the Airport during the peak season, SAS’ operation enhances travel options to Cornwall as well as opening up a network of over 70 onward destinations in Europe, Asia and North America for Cornish travellers.

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 Sicily with Skybus. As well as offering direct connectivity to these key cities. The routes also 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, include:

  • 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


Cornwall Airport Newquay’s recent route development


  • 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, launched 3 June 2019;
  • SAS twice-weekly to Copenhagen, launched 21 June 2019.


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