British Airways launches Heathrow – Newquay
British Airways began London Heathrow – Newquay on 24 July on a PSO basis, once again connecting Cornwall with the UK capital following the end of flybe.
British Airways is operating the route five-weekly until September, when it will increase to daily.
Timings are highly conducive to weekend breaks, arriving into Cornwall at 0940 on Saturdays (or 1915 on Fridays) and departing 1910 on Sundays.
UK CAA data shows that Newquay had just over 461,000 passengers last year, of which 197,000 – or almost 43% – was to/from London.
Pete Downes, Newquay’s new MD, said: “It was a big loss for Cornwall Airport Newquay when flybe collapsed, as they had built up a strong market on their multi-daily service to London Heathrow. It operated with an average seat load factor of nearly 80%, clearly demonstrating its popularity.”