Flights are still being diverted to and from Newquay Airport due to a waterlogged runway at Lands End. The airport had reopened on Monday morning but following more rain, Skybus have again halted operations.
Flights will be operating to/from Newquay Airport until at least Monday 18 February.
Skybus will continue to operate flights to the Isles of Scilly via Newquay Airport until next Wednesday when the situation will be reviewed. Land's End Airport has not been in use after heavy rain resulted in a waterlogged runway.
The situation is frustrating but during December we received almost 50% more rain than average so the ground remains very wet.
We are continuing to explore longer term solutions to hardening the runway but for the next week have opted to fly via Newquay in order to give certainty to all our passengers.
New routes from Newquay to London Southend and Liverpool's John Lennon Airport have been announced by easyJet.
The airline will operate six services per week to Liverpool and London Southend starting in June 2013 and tickets are now on sale.
The new routes are expected to attract around 20,000 passengers to and from Cornwall.
Today’s announcement that easyJet will be operating fromNewquay Cornwall Airport is great news for local residents, Cornish businesses andholidaymakers. These new routes will make accessibility to and from Cornwall easierthan ever and open up new areas for travellers. This not only gives local businessesthe opportunity to attract new visitors and drive additional revenue during thesummer months but will also help people within the region to visit friends and familyout of the county more conveniently
Following the news that easyJet will begin operating new routes from Liverpool and London Southend to Newquay, Al Titterington, Managing Director of the airport commented:
This is fantastic news for the airport and Cornwall to attract an airline of easyJetstature. The North West and London areas are key business and tourism marketsand the addition of Liverpool and London Southend will compliment our routenetwork.
We have been in discussions with easyJet for a number of months and we arelooking forward to working with them in developing services to and from Cornwall.Discussions are ongoing for new easyJet destinations to Europe and in particular tothe Mediterranean being introduced in 2014
– Al Titterington, Managing Director of the airport