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Ryanair returning to Newquay after scrapping of £5 fee

Ryanair has called Cornwall Council "keystone cops". Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The budget airline Ryanair is to fly from Newquay Airport again, four years after it pulled out - calling the owners who ran it, Cornwall Council, a bunch of "keystone cops."

Ryanair stopped its flights from Newquay after a controversial £5 fee was brought in for all passengers over 16 departing from the airport. The council is now on the verge of scrapping the fee, leaving the way clear for Ryanair to operate from Newquay again.

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It's understood Ryanair will fly to Alicante in Spain, and to a UK destination. An aviation expert told us that it could bring half a million more passengers a year to Newquay.