Cornwall Airport Newquay is to see a new service to Jersey and Guernsey from 3 June with the regional operator Blue Islands, a franchise partner of Flybe.

Operating three times weekly throughout the summer until 31 August with the 46-seat ATR 42-320s, the service is to add a further 3,600 seats to the Cornwall Airport Newquay market in 2019.

“It is fantastic news that from this summer the Airport will have more flight options for our passengers, adding to our already confirmed new services to Copenhagen, plus London’s Heathrow and Southend Airports,” said Al Titterington, managing director, or Cornwall Airport Newquay.

He added: “The Channel Islands are currently hard to reach for passengers in our catchment, with them having to either drive hours to the nearest airport with direct services or having to drive to the UK South Coast and take a ferry, with this being a journey which could take up to eight hours or more. By offering this seamless one-hour flight to Jersey and onwards to Guernsey, we now have a much more sustainable and customer friendly option for people wanting to reach this part of the world, and for those in the Channel Islands wanting to visit our great county.”

Rob Veron, Blue Islands CEO said: “The exciting addition of direct flights between Cornwall Airport Newquay and the Channel Islands means residents of both regions can now appreciate discovering the respective unique cultures and subtle nuances that exist beyond the stunning coastlines, quaint harbours, picturesque countryside, as well as buzzing beach and surf scenes.”

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