It seems out the goodness of British Airways heart, the airline is re-starting it’s London Heathrow to Newquay UK Domestic route.
The route will run five times a week, on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 July and 7 September 2020.
Planned operation is as per publicised by the airline.
This will be operated by one of the Airbus short-haul aircraft the airline operates (A319/A320/A321).
Lead-in pricing on this route starts at £90 return in EuroTraveller, and £250 return in Club Europe.
Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances said:
“We know that customers enjoy exploring the UK as much as they do going further afield, and Newquay has so much to offer, especially in the summer months.”
Richard Thomasson, Interim Airport Director, Cornwall Airport Newquay adds:
“We are delighted British Airways will be flying to Cornwall this summer and to be able to continue to offer this vital link between Cornwall and Heathrow. With such a major global carrier we will be able to offer our passengers one-stop access to the world, while worldwide investors and tourists will benefit from an easier connection to our stunning county.”
Sticking it to another carrier?
It could be said this route is being run by the good graces of the airline. However, aviation is run on balance sheets, profitability and the chance to pull one over on its competition.
In this case – look no further than FlyBe.
FlyBe currently operates to Heathrow (until 28th March), where it will swap to operating the flight to Gatwick Airport.
Currently, the route is offered as a part of a Public Service Obligation route, which launched as a Heathrow route in March 2019. Previously, this was operated to Gatwick airport. The airline also offers a route from Newquay to Southend Airport.
Whilst British Airways is not offering a full season to Newquay, it is offering passengers connectivity choices from the UK’s main aviation hub – which will appeal to some in terms of not having to wander down to Gatwick.
But for FlyBe… this is one thing they didn’t need with the issues they face currently.
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