New route to Dublin launches in style at Newquay Cornwall Airport
Passengers travelling through Newquay Cornwall Airport on the 1st May were treated with a taste of Ireland to celebrate the launch of a new direct route to Dublin Airport.
Travellers were offered Guinness tasters in the main terminal area of the airport to coincide with the route’s inaugural flight.
For people landing into Newquay Cornwall Airport on the first flight from Dublin, passengers were given a warm Cornish welcome and offered gifts of local treats kindly donated by Rodda’s, Boddington’s Berries, Furniss Foods, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and St Austell Brewery as well as the latest issue of Cornwall Life magazine.
The Aer Lingus Regional route, which is being operated by Stobart Air, is initially launching with three flights per week between Newquay Cornwall Airport and Dublin Airport. From the beginning of June, the schedule will increase to five flights per week until September 27, 2015.
Big on pub culture, quirky museums, seriously good places to eat and a thriving shopping scene, Dublin’s got all the key ingredients for a top short break. The flight from Newquay Cornwall Airport takes just 70 minutes.
Al Titterington, Managing Director, Newquay Cornwall Airport, said: “We’re extremely pleased to be launching this new route between Dublin and Newquay Cornwall Airport. Having identified the demand, and worked hard to champion the route, it’s fantastic to be celebrating the inaugural flight.
“It is exciting for the airport to be working with new airline partner Aer Lingus Regional and this service is a welcomed addition to our route portfolio, offering convenient and timely access between Dublin and Cornwall. Bookings throughout the summer are already very positive and the additional forecasted visitors this service will bring to the county will benefit local tourism as well as offering businesses easy connectivity.”
Martin Saxton, Chief Commercial Officer of Stobart Air, said: “We are delighted to be able to welcome passengers on board today’s inaugural flight from Newquay to Dublin, Cornwall’s only direct route to the Republic of Ireland. The new route will offer customers the chance to explore one of Europe’s most popular weekend destinations, and to sample all Dublin has to offer including a busy schedule of summer music, theatre and horse racing festivals.
“Passenger bookings are strong which reflects the popularity of Cornwall among the Irish and we look forward to developing the route over the busy summer period.”
Flights from Dublin airport to Newquay start from only £29.99 per passenger one-way. The initial three flights per week will run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The increased five flights per week schedule will operate on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June 1 to September 27, 2015.