Cornwall Airport Newquay has appointed a new MD.
Pete Downes is currently aviation director at London City Airport and has been instrumental in driving its route development and airline growth, delivering passenger numbers in excess of five million per year.
He will take up his new role in May, replacing Al Titterington, who joined Birmingham Airport earlier this month after 14 years in Cornwall.
The appointment follows significant network developments at Cornwall Airport Newquay, with new routes to Aberdeen, Newcastle, Glasgow, London Gatwick and Amsterdam commencing this spring, and the retention of a summer service to London Heathrow.
Tim Jeans, chairman of Cornwall Airport Newquay, said: “As we reach more destinations by air than ever before from Cornwall, Pete is ideally placed to boost the future of the airport and the vital role it plays to connect visitors and businesses with our region.
“We are in a strong position and Pete will bring his experience and knowledge to continue this strategic growth and enhance our contribution to the Cornish economy.”
Downes added: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to lead the team at Cornwall Airport Newquay, building on the airport’s impressive track record of delivery for the region.
“Having spent several years working in the south west of England previously, I’m looking forward to returning and working together with our airlines, partners and stakeholders to create an exciting future for aviation in Cornwall.”