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September 20th, 2009

bmibaby expand at East Midlands

bmibaby last week announced a massive expansion at East Midlands which will take place over the coming months. bmibaby are due to launch new routes to Alghero, Barcelona, Bastia, Dubrovnik, Cork, Malta, Newquay, Prague and Venice (Marco Polo). All of these new routes are on sale now at www.bmibaby.com.

March 9th, 2009

Air Southwest to fly to London City

Air Southwest are set to launch flights from Newquay and Plymouth to London (City). The new routes, which will make travel from Devon and Cornwall to London especially easy. They will fly twice daily on this route from 20 April 2009. Tickets are available to book with prices starting at £29 from www.airsouthwest.com.

February 1st, 2009

New bmibaby routes from Birmingham and Cardiff

bmibaby will launch two new routes on 22 May 2009 from Birmingham and Cardiff. From Birmingham they will begin flying four times per week to Newquay until mid September. From Cardiff they will begin flying twice per week to Almeria. Both routes can be booked now at www.bmibaby.com.

October 9th, 2008

Jet2 to begin flying to Newquay

Jet2 will begin flying to Newquay next summer from their Leeds Bradford and Belfast (International) bases. Flights will commence on these routes from 18 May 2009, and can be booked now at www.jet2.com.

June 9th, 2008

Air Southwest to move winter ski flights to Grenoble

Air Southwest have announced that they will move their winter ski flights from Chambery to Grenoble. The new flights will operate from Newquay and Plymouth to Grenoble from 20 December 2008. The flights can be booked now at www.airsouthwest.com.

March 21st, 2008

Jersey to Paris flights with flybe

flybe will begin flying from Jersey to Paris (Charles de Gaulle) this summer, with flights beginning at the end of April 2008. They will also launch flights from Isle of Man to Jersey via Newquay on 24 May. These new routes are available to book now at www.flybe.com.

December 21st, 2007

New flybe flights from Newquay and Cardiff

flybe have put three new routes on sale for next year. They will fly from Newquay to Isle of Man and Reus, and from Cardiff to Jersey. Flights will begin on these routes from 24 May 2008, and can be booked now at www.flybe.com.

November 27th, 2007

flybe Summer 2008 expansion

flybe will expand their operation next summer, when they will launch 23 new routes. This will include expansion in Scotland, with new routes being launched from Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow (International), in addition to flights from England (Liverpool, Manchester, Southampton, Exeter, Newquay and Birmingham), Wales (Cardiff) and Northern Ireland (Belfast (City)).

All of these new routes are available to book now at www.flybe.com.

Winter 08/09 flights to Chambery

For those that like to plan well in advance, Air Southwest have put on sale flights to Chambery for the Winter 2008/09 season. They will fly weekly to Chambery from both Plymouth and Newquay from 20 December 2008.

Flights can be booked now at www.airsouthwest.com.

October 30th, 2007

New flights from Newquay and Plymouth with Air Southwest

Air Southwest will add six new routes from their Newquay and Plymouth bases from 28 April 2008. The new routes include Newquay to Newcastle and Glasgow (International), and Plymouth to Newcastle, Glasgow (International), Dublin and Cork. These new routes can be booked at www.airsouthwest.com.

February 23rd, 2007

Newquay to Cork flights from Air Southwest

Air Southwest are due to begin operating flights between Newquay and Cork. They will fly three times per week from 04 May 2007.

November 28th, 2006

New flybe routes on sale for Summer 2007

flybe have put a second batch of flights from their Summer 2007 schedule on sale. This includes 13 new routes including flights to Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel), Dubrovnik, Split, Avignon, Rennes, Brest, Nice, Limoges, Glasgow (International), Belfast (City), Manchester, Newquay and Bergerac.

Flights can be booked now at www.flybe.com.

March 24th, 2006

flybe adds Edinburgh to Newquay connection

flybe will begin flying between Edinburgh and Newquay from 10 July 2006. They will fly 3 times per week on this route, which looks currently scheduled to operate as a summer only service.

Flights will shortly be on sale at www.flybe.com.

November 16th, 2005

New routes for Air Southwest

Air Southwest have announced a number of new routes from 11 April 2006. They will begin flying from Bristol to Norwich, and from Cardiff to Newquay and Manchester. All services will operate daily.

September 2nd, 2005

Smaller low-cost airlines rescue routes?

Both easyJet and Ryanair have been flexing their muscles in the last few days and making use of their power as the largest low-cost airlines in Europe. easyJet will cease operating a route between Glasgow and Amsterdam at the end of October, despite the assertion by Glasgow Airport that this route (also operated by KLM) is the busiest international route at the airport.

Ryanair have also announced plans to reduce the number of flights operated between London (Stansted) and Newquay by 12 flights per week from October due to the introduction of additional airport charges at Newquay.

It has now become common practice amongst the larger low-cost airlines to stamp feet and make a noise when the airports they fly to decide to raise charges. In many cases, even small increases in charges can prompt a budget airline to stop flying to the airport altogether.

Interestingly, with these 2 recent announcements, 2 smaller low-cost airlines appear to be coming to the rescue. flybe announced that they were looking at starting an operation to London from Newquay, and Newquay airport said they were offering Ryanair‘s old landing slots to other airlines. Similarly, FlyGlobespan have indicated that they may begin operations from Glasgow to Amsterdam.

July 20th, 2005

Monarch Scheduled adds 3 routes to Malaga

Monarch Scheduled have announced that from November 2005 it will be possible to fly to Malaga from Aberdeen (four times per week), Blackpool (daily) and Newquay (three times per week).

All 3 of these UK airports are new to Monarch Scheduled.

April 28th, 2005

bmibaby to fly to Newquay

bmibaby will begin flying 2 new routes this summer season from their bases at Birmingham (International) and Durham Tees Valley to Newquay. Flights will commence on 10 June 2005.

November 26th, 2004

Air Southwest expands

Air Southwest will connect a number of cities in the UK and Ireland after 11 April 2005. They are now taking bookings on new routes including Leeds (Bradford) to Plymouth, Bristol to Dublin, Leeds (Bradford) and Newquay, Newquay to Dublin, Leeds (Bradford) and Manchester.

Their schedules would suggest that they are introducing so many new routes with little overhead by including a number of stops (but not changes) on each journey, so in some cases flying times may appear much longer than you’d expect.

Nonetheless, it is about time that some more low-cost routes became available for shorter distances such as some of these.

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