Scottish regional carrier Loganair is expanding its network with four new routes from Cornwall Airport Newquay from Spring 2020.
The airline will begin services from Newquay to Aberdeen and Newcastle on 1 April, Norwich on 3 April and Glasgow on 22 May.
Aberdeen and Newcastle will be year-round for the first time, both between four and seven times per week. Aberdeen will mainly operate via Newcastle but will be non-stop on Saturdays – when it will become the longest non-stop service in the UK mainland.
The airline suggested these services will provide a “relief” to alternative forms of transport, adding that the fastest daily rail service, with one change and 20 stops, takes 9 hours 38 minutes versus an 85-minute non-stop flight.
Glasgow and Norwich will be summer-seasonal routes operating up to three and four times per week respectively. The Norwich service will see East Anglia reconnected to Cornwall for the first time since 2013.
Loganair Managing Director Jonathan Hinkles said: “We’re excited to be working with Cornwall Airport Newquay and have been working for some time to develop these routes at just the right level. With more and more people holidaying in the UK, avoiding expensive Euro exchange rates or enjoying a staycation with friends and family we’re confident that the routes will do well.
“The growing economic links between Cornwall, the east coast of England and Scotland also mean that we’re confident that business demand will sustain the year-round services.”
“We welcome Loganair as our newest airline partner at Cornwall Airport Newquay, expanding choice for residents and businesses within our catchment and further enhancing options to fulfil the ever growing inbound tourism demand,” commented Al Titterington, managing director, CAN.