Not also Forgetting Fly Newquay Flying School, plus the Private Movements Generated by Weston Aviation including any Military Flights that book in. We also have an Expanding GA Aircraft Fleet based at the Airport. Going to go out on a Limb and say things are starting to pick up slightly.
I have heard a rumour from an RAF engineer that Virgin Atlantic are to set up a large maintenance facility at Newquay/ RAF St Mawgan, he had no proof and it was just a ‘crew room rumour’.
However I note that in the next week or so Virgin will be hosting civil aircraft engineering career presentations at RNAS Culdrose and RRC Plymouth, is this co-incidence or is there some substance in the rumour?
Newquay is a tough location - it isn't really close to anywhere and the train service from the Far West is highly competitive. If you live in Truro say you have a 30-45 minute drive, a 30-45 min checkin..... by that time you can be halfway to London
They've also improved the road significantly and London - Truro/Newquay is a fairly straight forward 4-5 hours
Well I'm not too sure about that. A 1hr 30 drive from Newquay puts you around the Exeter region, and that's a fair way off being in Heathrow or Gatwick. Then from Exeter it is at least a 2½hr drive minimum to Gatwick, and at least that should you take the M5/M4 route. 1½hrs from Newquay is about a third of the way, but nowhere near ½ way. Then you have the buggeration factor of driving on A roads most of the way which makes the flying a little more viable.
Waste of a slot given you can already book through ba.com from NQY to anywhere across the BA network through their codeshare with BE. Anyone who is really desperate in that regard can route through LGW.