The carrier also plans to restart its route between the Northern hub and Southampton later this year
On Friday (April 30), Eastern Airways restarted its Leeds/Bradford – Cornwall/Newquay service, marking the beginning of the summer season at the facility.
The first flight was sold out, which demonstrates the high demand for travel to south-west England as the tourism and hospitality sectors begin to reopen.
“We are delighted to be back operating the Newquay Cornwall Airport services with the first Leeds-Bradford Airport departure full. Bringing this service back as the first operator into Newquay is part of our wider return. As passenger confidence increases following the UK’s relaxation of restrictions, we want to ensure the right services and frequency is being offered,” said Roger Hage, general manager of Eastern Airways.
“Eastern Airways is all about supporting the regions of the UK, connecting people and places, so both restoring and adding further services at hubs we already serve is another crucial part of increasing connectivity and aiding economic recovery.”
Pete Downes, managing director at Cornwall Airport Newquay, added: “The airline has played a key role in keeping Cornwall connected throughout the past year, operating services whenever it has been safe and legal to do so, and we are grateful to them for their commitment.”
The service is planned to increase to five weekly flights, alongside the Leeds/Bradford – Southampton route that is set to resume in the near future. Newquay will also be served from Teesside International for the second year in a row.