Flybe to double number of flights from Newquay

Flybe says it is to double the number of weekday flights between Newquay and Gatwick in order to "alleviate" pressure on transport links followed the severed train track at Dawlish.

The broken section of the track has caused major disruptions to train services in and out of Cornwall.

The airline will initially offer the extra flights for a two-week trial period starting on Wednesday February 12.

The extra flights will create an extra 4,500 seats on the route each week.

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