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Old 20th Dec 2019, 06:25
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A spokesman for Newquay airport said: "To reassure passengers, we can confirm that tickets on the London PSO service beyond 28 March 2020 are expected to be on sale from the week commencing 6 January 2020. Although passengers can currently only book travel on the service between Newquay and Heathrow until the end of March, the PSO service to London is contracted to operate four daily flights, seven days per week until October 2022 and that commitment remains unchanged."
New statement on future of Newquay Cornwall to Heathrow flights
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Old 20th Dec 2019, 08:08
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I would be very pleased if the current x4 daily service continues.

that would require a second dh8 based at NQY which once full schedules are available indicate an increase in flying on a daily basis as the other unit would do an early and late NQY-MAN return. Will be interesting to see how the schedules are filled in here, I know there’s some increases in EDI and I suspect that LBA would be flown ex NQY also


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Old 20th Dec 2019, 09:11
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I and a few others had a bit of a rant at NQY on their FB page yesterday afternoon. Perhaps this is the result.

This is the Airport's most important route, run by it's biggest airline operator, and yet there seemed to be a complete lack of certainty - at least from a communication perspective - from both parties about it's status after the Winter-Summer schedule change near to the end of March.

If it is continuing (and the PSO says it should, although it shouldn't be assumed that everyone knows that) you would think that Flybe would want to sell tickets for the period after 28th March.

Or (cynical hat on) is it a ploy to release later, and push fares up!
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Old 20th Dec 2019, 09:22
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Funnily enough iv been having a dig on Twitter at them also. Even managed to end up quoted by simon Calder in the press.

however iv only seen this unspecified quote in Cornwall live, nothing anywhere other than that


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This was also posted on their FB page yesterday afternoon after some of the questioning by myself and others....

Tickets on the London PSO service beyond 28 March 2020 are expected to be on sale from the week commencing 6 January 2020.

Although you can currently only book travel on the service between Newquay and Heathrow until the end of March, the PSO service to London is contracted to operate 4 daily flights, 7 days per week until October 2022 and that commitment remains unchanged.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this delay to tickets being on sale is causing to passengers using the service but we are working with Flybe to optimise the route and ensure that Cornwall has the best available connectivity to London and beyond.
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Old 20th Dec 2019, 11:22
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Notice that they haven’t specified which London airport in that quote

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Notice that they havenít specified which London airport in that quote
An interesting observation - there has been a lot of lobbying for the route to go back to LGW!

I don't think that aligns with the global connectivity mantra as well as LHR though.
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Old 20th Dec 2019, 13:53
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if you live in Cornwall be thankful you can connect with anywhere else TBH

Let's be honest - there isn't a vast number of massive exporting businesses in the area is there?
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Old 16th Jan 2020, 15:36
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Flybe to drop NQY to LHR and return back to LGW operations according to the BBC news.
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Guess that opens the door for Willie Walsh to do his NQY/LHR high season that he offered ....
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DETAILS OF FLYBE’S TWO NEW SUMMER 2020 ROUTES FROM NEWQUAY

https://www.flybe.com/media/news/jan...n=default_post


Available for travel 29th March – 24th October 2020

NEWQUAY(NQY) – AMSTERDAM (AMS)

Operates Daily (excepting Wed)

Dep NQY 1110 Arr 1355 Dep AMS 1440 Arr NQY 1525



NEWQUAY (NQY) – LONDON GATWICK (LGW)

Operates Daily

Dep NQY 0705 Arr LGW 0825 Dep LGW 0925 Arr NQY 1040

Dep NQY 1015 Arr LGW 1135 Dep LGW 1220 Arr NQY 1335

Dep NQY 1555 Arr LGW 1715 Dep LGW 1800 Arr NQY 1915

Dep NQY 1835 Arr LGW 1955 Dep LGW 2045 Arr NQY 2200
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Also Manchester up to 18 per week. X3 Monday to Friday ? Double daily at the weekends ?

as I previously suggested this will require x2 based aircraft at newquay

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I would think the lobby to go back to LGW is that many local folk want to go on their holidays with package tour companies where LHR does not offer choice to that many
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I would think the lobby to go back to LGW is that many local folk want to go on their holidays with package tour companies where LHR does not offer choice to that many
Not exactly the point of a PSO...

Regulation 1008/2008 says:

may impose a public service obligation in respect of scheduled air services between an airport in the Community and an airport serving a peripheral or development region in its territory or on a thin route to any airport on its territory any such route being considered vital for the economic and social development of the region which the airport serves.
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Old 17th Jan 2020, 08:21
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Originally Posted by cornishsimon View Post
Also Manchester up to 18 per week. X3 Monday to Friday ? Double daily at the weekends ?

as I previously suggested this will require x2 based aircraft at newquay

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Looks like Manchester is twice daily Mon - Fri and Sun and one flight on a Sat so 13 per week.
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I would think the lobby to go back to LGW is that many local folk want to go on their holidays with package tour companies where LHR does not offer choice to that many
Not exactly the point of a PSO...
Maybe not but a lot of the feedback on NQY's social media channels is as rog747 stated. There was a clammer to return to LGW mainly for connection to the EZY network.
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Old 17th Jan 2020, 08:43
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Maybe not but a lot of the feedback on NQY's social media channels is as rog747 stated. There was a clammer to return to LGW mainly for connection to the EZY network.
Thanks, exactly my point- IIRC when Ryanair operated the NQY-STN route many local pax clamoured to connect onwards at STN with FR, EZY and TCK and Thomson's Etc...
Same as the ''want'' now again for LGW it would seem
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That might be so - just not a suitable case for taxpayers support!
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"Also Manchester up to 18 per week. X3 Monday to Friday ? Double daily at the weekends ?
as I previously suggested this will require x2 based aircraft at Newquay".

Connections ex Manchester are excellent, EZY, RYR and long haul.

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You'd think that LGW wasn't suitable for people travelling to London from some of the comments here. The only advantage of LHR is better connections if you are connecting long-haul

But how many people travel on BUSINESS to/from Cornwall internationally - there isn't a major international business in the county............
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