Eastern Airways surfs into Newquay with new Teesside route
Eastern Airways has revealed a new, twice-weekly service between Teesside, in northeast England, and the English holiday hotspot of Newquay, Cornwall. The 513-kilometre route will take off on 6 July and operate until 18 September.
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The route will also benefit from Newcastle currently having no service to Newquay. Loganair announced Newcastle – Newquay for this summer, replacing flybe, but given coronavirus it is now expected to operate in S21.
Eastern Airways’ new Newquay route joins its other Teesside routes: Aberdeen, Alicante, Belfast City, Cardiff, Dublin, Isle of Man, Jersey, London City, and Southampton. Most of these are new – with Eastern Airways – for this summer.
Both Newquay and Teesside have suffered from the end of flybe, at which the carrier had a 75% and 27% share of seats last year respectively. However, both airports are fighting back.
Long overland distance and slow surface modes, key requirements for intra-UK flights
Speaking of the new route, Pete Downes, Managing Director, Cornwall Airport Newquay, commented, “We’re delighted that Eastern Airways will be launching services between Cornwall Airport Newquay and Teesside this summer. Given the long distance and journey time of existing transport modes, improving air connectivity between Cornwall and the North of England is vitally important in supporting the recovery of our visitor economy and wider business community.”
Downes’ comment about the long distance and long journey time to Cornwall is crucial. It is this – and the county’s enduring popularity – that inevitably means a good number of domestic routes will return to Newquay.