Western Morning News

Airport closes less than month after reopening

- LEE TREWHELA lee.trewhela@reachplc.com

CORNWALL Airport Newquay’s terminal has temporaril­y closed, with all commercial flights to and from the airport suspended.

The move comes just two weeks after the airport reopened for flights within the UK.

The airport stopped all commercial flights on November 9 and had planned to remain shut until December 9, but finally reopened on December 18 for flights to Heathrow, LeedsBradf­ord and Manchester airports.

The airport’s management posted on social media yesterday morning: “Covid-19 Update – Cornwall Airport Newquay’s terminal is now temporaril­y closed, with all commercial flights to and from the airport currently suspended. You can find expected restart dates for flights on our website.”

British Airways flights to London Heathrow are due to start again on

February, 12 as are Eastern Airways flights to Leeds-Bradford and Manchester.

Aer Lingus flights to Dublin will recommence from March 14, with Loganair flights to Manchester and Edinburgh starting on March 28. The airline’s flights to Newcastle and Aberdeen are due to take to the air on March 29, while its flights to Glasgow will restart on March 30.

The first overseas flights will also start at the end of March – Ryanair’s Alicante service on March 28 and its Faro flight on March 30.

Dates for flights to Teesside, Dusseldorf, Cork, Copenhagen, as well as the Skybus route to the Isles of Scilly, have yet to be confirmed.

When the airport first shut in November, head of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, Kim Conchie, lamented the decision, saying it would be a blow to the Cornish economy. He declared: “When times are tough, it’s an extra imposition not to have it open.”

 ?? Hugh Hastings ?? Cornwall Airport Newquay has faced turbulent times during coronaviru­s travel restrictio­ns
Hugh Hastings Cornwall Airport Newquay has faced turbulent times during coronaviru­s travel restrictio­ns

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