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Old 27th Feb 2015, 17:18
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Just for reference the LBA-LHR provisional pax numbers for Jan was 9534 and NQY-LGW was 7730. Not a lot between them.

On another note I have noticed lately that arrivals/departures on the website are not updated very regularly in the past couple of weeks - sometimes the day before's flights are still showing around midday. Not particularly useful for looking to see if a flight is on time.

And Aer Lingus has started advertising the DUB flights on the website - anyone know how bookings are looking for the route?
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Old 27th Feb 2015, 18:59
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The star performer for NQY is still the daily NQY-MAN which has provisional of 3177 for jan 15 with one dh8 per day.

From feb it's operating 8 weekly rising to 10 from April.

Surely this will go twice daily for summer16 ?

As for EI on NQY-DUB I think the route could use some advertising !! There are some very low fares showing up, but I think EI have missed a trick as NQY is crying out to be linked to Europe and the U.S. however the timings of the service don't allow for any connections at all.


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Old 27th Feb 2015, 19:16
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Maybe NQY will be one of Flybe's new bases for 2016:
2 x daily MAN
3 x daily LGW
Daily STN/BHX
plus NCL, EDI, BHD...

Leaves room for flights to CDG/AMS...maybe EDI will become year round.
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Old 27th Feb 2015, 19:31
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I agree however I suspect flybe would want at least enough routes to fully utilise 3-4 dh8's every day, year round.

It's just not currently there without dipping a toe in the water on potential routes such as CDG or AMS.

I am surprised that flybe don't operate seasonal German routes ex NQY considering the popularity of Cornwall in Germany.



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Old 27th Feb 2015, 21:41
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so your answer Frank is NO

no-one will guarantee regional connectivity from an enlarged LHR
Not neccessarily, it's so far down the road (if at all) no one knows the answer.

It appears to be on the radar and being considered by Parliamentarians and Heathrow Ltd.'s regional connectivity task force, and airports on the thinner routes (and their pax) appear to want it.

Balance of probability must be that there would be some arrangements made along these lines, but for now, it's all highly theoretical.

Clearly it is a good idea and makes sense.
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Old 28th Feb 2015, 05:41
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Regional connectivity? it makes sense to get any deal through the political process ("oh look, shiny beads! connections to the world so we can do business" ) but will then be disappear as quickly as the airport operator and airlines can wriggle out of it, so they can get back to the real business of making money and forget all about this national importance nonsense.
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Old 3rd Mar 2015, 21:41
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NQY still in the running for the UK spaceport project.
UK ministers issue spaceport shortlist
BBC News - UK ministers issue spaceport shortlist


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Old 6th Mar 2015, 10:00
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And at the same time they don't feel it's a good place to be flying drones from:

BBC News - Newquay Airport: Government 'to oppose drone testing'
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Old 19th Mar 2015, 19:04
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Just come across this:

Lapland Santa Experience Day Trip
Departing: Thursday 17th December 2015

Depart NQY Airport: 07:00 / Arrive Pajala 11:15
Depart Pajala 19:10 / Arrive NQY 21:30

Unsure of aircraft type/airline.


Provisional stats for Feb:
LGW 7988
MAN 3661
ISC 949


Good to see Easyjet training at the airport again this week.
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Old 25th Mar 2015, 14:56
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Sad news just confirmed via fb that classic Air Force at NQY is closing effective immediate and will not re-open following the winter. Operations are to consolidate at CVT

No word as yet as to the fate of the non airworthy aircraft currently at NQY.


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Old 25th Mar 2015, 16:28
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It will be most unfortunate if the VC10 and BAC111 are now to be broken up perhaps elsewhere on the airfield using the expertise of Apple Aviation who parted out the Netherlands Air force KC-10 some time ago. Several other aircraft such as the Canberra and Varsity arrived at Newquay in a bit of a state and volunteers have toiled over many months and tidied them up, will these same volunteers be prepared to get Classic's aircraft ready for transporting to Coventry?

What now for the former Nimrod hangar, surely a most useful asset calling out for someone to make good use of.

Meanwhile not far away, the future of St. Mawgan's Shackleton remains uncertain
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Old 25th Mar 2015, 16:32
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Quite agree.
Caf were actually moving out of 404 hangar for the 2015 season claimed due to the cost of the rent on the hangar.
No doubt aerohub will be looking to occupy that hangar ASAP.

However as you mention apple aviation. It seems from fb that they appear to be busy, currently have a 738 in for repairs and have just won an engine mx contract for the NQY site.

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Old 25th Mar 2015, 17:20
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It will be most unfortunate if the VC10 and BAC111 are now to be broken up
I think my blood just boiled, if they decided to fly a BAC111 and VC10 into Cornwall only to scrap them?????????

No doubt aerohub will be looking to occupy that hangar ASAP.
Hmmm well..... I went around the hangar last year and had the most fantastic day out. Kinda makes you think what's the point when things like this happen, I still get angry whener I think about the BA Collection at Cosford.
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Old 25th Mar 2015, 18:36
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FYI skippy
Both the 1-11 and the vc10 have not been kept in air worthy condition.
Clearly I'm no expert on what it would take to fly them out, the 1-11 did have some engine runs I understand but the 10 has some if not all engines missing !


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Old 11th Apr 2015, 00:34
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ha ha ha

Germanwings clarifies direct flights website map - BBC News
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Old 11th Apr 2015, 10:46
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I seem to recall there once was a direct ZRH route - Summer charter flown by Crossair or/then Darwin?

I was in Cornwall earlier this week and it seemed very busy for the Easter hols, including a lot of German visitors as usual :-)
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Old 11th Apr 2015, 12:49
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Yes There has previously been a ZRH charter.

Your correct about Cornwall being very busy, Germany is a huge market for Cornwall and considering that I can't see why a FRA or MUC wouldn't work, if on LH it would give connections over the LH network both regionally and internationally.

Germany currently is a huge untapped market for NQY with the exception of the weekly, seasonal DUS.

Also, poldark seems to be having the desired effect on cornish tourism if the spin is to be believed, that should help to increase domestic and international tourism to Cornwall. NQY needs to cash in on this.


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Old 11th Apr 2015, 20:32
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A lot of Germans will not fly, but drive to Cornwall or, in the case of the large group of silverage travellers, go on an organized coach tour. It is useful to have in mind that the road distance from Düsseldorf to Newquay is "only" 599 miles, compared to, e.g. Edinburgh to Newquay at 516 miles.
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Old 11th Apr 2015, 21:16
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Do German tour operators market Cornwall as a destination in its own right? I expect many will operate tours around the South of England, in which case you may find that a large number of tourists arrive and depart via London.

Of course, Cornwall is an attractive destination by itself, but it may explain why the German market from Newquay has not developed in the same way as it has in the Channel Islands, where there are flights from Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the summer.
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Old 11th Apr 2015, 21:44
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This should give you an idea - it is some of the market leader's (TUI) offering:

https://www.tui-wolters.de/reise/devon-cornwall.html
https://www.tui-wolters.de/reise/gaerten-legenden.html
https://www.tui-wolters.de/reise/ros...-cornwall.html
https://www.tui-wolters.de/reise/cor...ly-inseln.html

They all start in London.
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