Passenger Numbers Up At Newquay Airport

Newquay Cornwall airportPassenger numbers were up at Newquay Airport last year. Over 220,000 travellers used the airport in 2014, up 20% on the previous year.

Passenger numbers grew even more strongly in the last quarter leading up to Christmas, with a 31% increase to 43,400 compared to the same period in 2013.

Airport managers said this was due to high demand for the daily services to and from London Gatwick and Manchester. They said summer services operating between Newquay, Birmingham and Liverpool were also extremely popular.

New flights to London Stansted and the Irish capital Dublin begin this spring.