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Agents are being encouraged to book their clients on a raft of new routes to Cornwall from this spring.
The boss of newly-rebranded Cornwall Airport Newquay made the plea after confirming the start date of services by Flybe, Ryanair and Aer Lingus following the axing of a £5 ‘airport development fee’ for departing passengers from April.
The airport’s managing director, Al Titterington, said: “This exciting raft of new routes, increased schedules and additional capacity is great news for Cornwall – and those wishing to visit Cornwall of course.
“We are thrilled with the increase in national and international connectivity that comes with these new flights and look forward to welcoming a growing number of visitors to the county and also to seeing more Cornish residents travel further and more easily than ever before.
“Added to the removal of the airport development fee, we see great times ahead for the airport and the region.”
He added: “We encourage those across the travel trade – both leisure and business – to take another look at flying their customers to Cornwall.
“It’s a great holiday destination for those who wish to enjoy a UK holiday and there is a huge amount to experience and enjoy in the region.”
Flybe recently confirmed both new routes and additional capacity through the airport.
Doncaster-Sheffield will be served three times a week from March 24, a weekly Aberdeen service starts on May 28 and year-round flights to Leeds-Bradford are expected to start in June.
The regional carrier is also raising capacity between Newquay and Gatwick by introducing 40 more seats per flight with the deployment of a 118-seat Embraer jet on the route.
Ryanair is returning to the airport with flights from Alicante and Frankfurt-Hahn from April 3 in addition to increased capacity by Eurowings on the Newquay-Dusseldorf route
Aer Lingus is increasing the frequency and length of season on its service from Dublin starting on March 14, operated by Stobart Air.