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Bad weather continuing to disrupt travel

Bad weather is continuing to cause problems for travellers Credit: PA

The St Mawes to Falmouth passenger ferry service has been suspended for the rest of today due to severe weather conditions.

Delays are also possible to flights to and from Newquay Airport due to adverse weather.

Meanwhile, snow ploughs and blowers are continuing to clear the A39 in Somerset, which has been one of the worst hit roads in the region.

Isles of Scilly flights remain diverted from Land's End

Skybus will continue to operate flights to the Isles of Scilly via Newquay Airport up to and including Monday 21st January 2013, when the situation will be reviewed.

Further rain has been predicted to fall at Land’s End Airport in the coming days. With the ground already saturated it is still too wet to operate scheduled services from the airfield.

We need a longer period of reasonable weather to allow the airfield to dry out and that is unlikely in the coming days so we will continue to operate via Newquay until at least Monday of next week.

– Airbus spokesman

Skybus to review flights from Newquay Airport

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.

– Spokesman for Skybus

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New routes expected to attract 20,000 new 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

– Cllr Stephen Rushworth, Cornwall Council

Airport welcomes new routes

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
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