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Newquay Cornwall Airport talks about keeping your business connected to the north and worldwide

Do you conduct business in the north and abroad or are you considering doing so? Our daily Manchester flights from Newquay Cornwall Airport can not only connect you with northern England, but also a wide variety of worldwide destinations including New York, Berlin and Dubai.

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Due to the popularity of our year-round daily flights to Manchester, Flybe has increased these from 7 to 10 flights a week over the 2015 summer season, with additional flights operating on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays. And with a flight time of only 70 minutes, it is your quickest route to The North, meaning you can spend your time getting on with business, rather than sitting in traffic or on a slow moving train.

For the business traveller, Newquay Cornwall Airport offers a variety of useful airport services ranging from free unlimited Wi-Fi, Coffee Republic cafes, and discounted online car park bookings to The Lounge; a separate area from main departures, allowing you peace and quiet to relax or carrying on working. Entry to The Lounge is £10 per person and includes access to a selection of hot and cold drinks, light snacks and sofa-style seating. Tickets for entry to The Lounge can be purchased on the day of departure from the Information Desk*.

The daily Manchester flight departs Newquay at 2.45pm, meaning you have time to carry on with meetings and emails before boarding. Likewise, the return journey departs Manchester at 4.40pm, so you have plenty of time to connect back or return that hire car. Manchester International is a major hub, offering easy connectivity to a number of the great cities of the North such as Liverpool, Leeds, York and Sheffield, not to mention over 200 worldwide destinations. Many popular airlines operate services from Manchester, including British Airways, easyJet, Emirates, Monarch and American Airlines.

At Manchester Airport there are a lot of options regarding onward travel. For those looking to enter the city you can use their transport hub. Catch a train with First TransPennine Express or Northern Rail which run every 10 minutes to Manchester Piccadilly, 7 days a week, with journeys taking around 20 minutes. There are also dedicated lines running to other cities throughout the UK.

Manchester Airport also has a dedicated Metrolink station. Trams run every 12 minutes and offer connections throughout the Greater Manchester area. Alternatively, there are black cabs available outside the Arrivals Hall and the Car Rental Village has Avis, Budget, Europcar, Enterprise, National, Alamo and Hertz.

If you are on a connecting flight the next day, take advantage of the great range of airport hotels such as Crowne Plaza, Hilton Hotel and Stanneylands Hotel and save money when booking through Holiday Extras.

The Escape Lounge is available in all terminals at Manchester. Unwind before you fly, whilst enjoying a range of complimentary food and drink. Hidden away from the busy terminal, you can focus on any last minute business before take-off. Entry is from £19.99.

Manchester airport also boasts a FastTrack Security service, a dedicated channel enabling you to fly through security and reach the departure lounge faster. It’s now available to pre-book for all departures on the Manchester Airport website and costs £3.50 per person.

Free Wi-Fi is also available for up to 60 minutes, in any 24-hour period, in all terminals, lounges and Manchester’s Runway Visitor Park. For heavy usage and streaming there is a pay-as-you-go premium rate of £5.00 per hour, £10.00 per day or £30.00 per month. To help save time, you can now also download the very useful Manchester Airport App; with live flight information, terminal guides and maps it puts the whole airport in the palm of your hand and it’s completely free!

Should you have time to spare, Manchester airport also offers a great range of shops such as WHSmiths, Dixons Travel and Biza Tax & Duty Free. As well as delicious food and drink options to suit all tastes from Starbucks to Spinning Jenny’s award winning craft brews from around the globe, with slow cooked smokehouse BBQ dishes.  The Observatory Bar, with its panoramic views of the aircraft stands, is a must for a pre-flight tipple.

The Concorde Conference Centre at the Runway Visitor Park caters for gala dinners and exhibitions, all taking place around one of the world’s most famous icons, the Concorde G-BOAC. With seating capacity for 750 people, this is an impressive venue to stage your corporate event. It also has smaller meeting rooms available. Free car parking for delegates and with good motorway links, it’s a fantastic location for international business delegates too.

Newquay Cornwall Airport’s, year-round service to Manchester with Flybe really does provide a fast and convenient way to connect to your business clients, both existing and prospective, in the North of England and further afield – book today and find out more at www.newquaycornwallairport.com

*Maximum stay in The Lounge is 3 hours prior to departure.