Commencing 1 May 2015, with up to five-times weekly service by summer 2015.
Ireland’s only direct route to Cornwall will be operated by Aer Lingus Regional from 1 May 2015 as part of its summer 2015 schedule, the airline announced today.
Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, is targeting 20,000 passengers in the first year of service.
Passengers will depart Dublin Airport and land at Newquay Cornwall Airport. Initially, there will be four flights per week – Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday – increasing to five flights per week – Monday, Thursday, Friday,Saturday and Sunday – in the peak summer months, from 27 June to 5 September 2015.
Situated in picturesque South West England, the seaside town of Newquay sits on the Cornish coast, and is within short driving distance to the county capital, Truro, and Plymouth in Devon.
The Dublin to Newquay route will be Aer Lingus Regional’s thirteenth from Dublin Airport. Tickets will be available for booking on aerlingus.com in the coming weeks.
Julian Carr, Managing Director of Stobart Air, said:
“Aer Lingus Regional is very pleased to be offering Ireland’s only direct route to Cornwall. We are confident that it will become a popular route, and a key part of our summer services. The addition of Newquay, our thirteenth route from Dublin Airport, reflects the ongoing success of our airline in providing value and key connections for our customers.
“Cornwall and South West England have a great deal to offer, maintaining their own unique culture and history through numerous heritage and leisure sites, arts and language festivals, and varied cuisine.”
Vincent Harrison, Managing Director of Dublin Airport, said:
“Cornwall is a very popular tourist destination and I’m sure this new direct service will prove popular both with Irish people holidaying in Cornwall, and with Cornish residents visiting Ireland for business and pleasure.
“This new route will also offer a convenient transatlantic connection via Dublin for passengers in the South West of England, and we’ll be working closely with Stobart Air to promote this new service and the enhanced connectivity that it brings to both Ireland and Britain.”
Al Titterington, Managing Director of Newquay Cornwall Airport, said:
“I am delighted to announce this exciting new service to Dublin with a high-profile airline like Aer Lingus. Our customers have been demanding this connection and Dublin has been a key focus of the airport’s route development strategy which aims to grow our sustainable route portfolio across multiple airlines.
“We expect the route to be very popular, especially with inbound visitors from Ireland, and will also offer seamless connectivity to the USA where passengers can pre-clear customs and immigration in Dublin”.
Stobart Air is the franchise flying partner to leading Irish carrier Aer Lingus and more recently, international carrier Flybe, operating its services from London’s newest gateway, London Southend Airport, to six key European destinations.