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Supersonic car could cause traffic delays in Newquay

The Bloodhound SSC on show at Newquay earlier today. Credit: ITV West Country

Newquay Airport is warning passengers to allow extra time if they are heading to the airport. It's due to the Bloodhound SSC test runs taking place on the runway on the 26, 28 and 30 October which will mean extra traffic in the area.

Staff say that they are operating as normal and add that there will be security restrictions on parking, as well as at the drop off and pick up points.

They also want to make people aware that the supersonic car tests cannot be viewed from the airport car parks.

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Cornwall Airport Newquay to offer Stuttgart flight from March

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Passengers will soon be able to fly from Cornwall Airport Newquay to Stuttgart.

Operator Eurowings says the new route will operate from 31st March 2018 and will fly from Newquay to Stuttgart every Saturday.

The airline says it has also extended the season of its Newquay to Dusseldorf connection until October 2018.

Cornwall Airport Newquay says it is delighted to be able to offer a new route for passengers.

The addition of Stuttgart as well as the expanded season on their popular Dusseldorf route illustrates the strong demand for easy access to Cornwall from the German market.

– Al Titterington, Managing Director at Cornwall Airport Newquay

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.

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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