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BA flights: 'near normal' schedule at Newquay Airport after global IT meltdown

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A "near normal" British Airways flights schedule is expected to operate at Newquay Airport today.

It's after a global IT system failure yesterday caused chaos for many Bank Holiday travellers - all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick were grounded, and locally check-in was taking far longer than usual.

People are being advised not to go to any airports unless they have a confirmed booking for travel today.

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What could Heathrow's new runway mean for me?

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A third Heathrow runway has been given the go-ahead, the Government has confirmed.

The controversial decision has already sparked protests, although the president of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has said that creating the runway will bring benefits to the whole country.

So, how might the South West be affected?

  • Heathrow has proposed six new routes across the UK
  • Among them, will be flights direct to Newquay Airport
  • Commuters would have another option into the captial city
  • It could mean another tourist route into the South West

Meanwhile Bristol airport has urged the government to support aviation growth across the whole country

Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer at Bristol Airport, said: “Today’s decision reflects the new Government’s keen focus to keep Britain moving and demonstrate it is open for business in a post-Brexit era.

However, most passengers flying into and out of the UK use airports other than Heathrow.

The benefits of increased connectivity, inbound tourism and more jobs must be spread across the whole country, not just concentrated in London.

– Robert Sinclair, Bristol Airport

He's urged that the role of major regional airports must not be overlooked

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Ryanair expected to confirm return to Newquay airport

Ryanair pulled out of Cornwall more than four years ago in a row over a £5-per head levy on passengers Credit: PA

Budget airline Ryanair is expected to confirm it's to resume operating from Newquay Airport.

Ryanair pulled out of Cornwall more than four years ago in a row over a £5-per head levy on passengers. Cornwall Council has decided to scrap the charge which was aimed at raising money for airport development.

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