Cornwall Airport Newquay has reported a sharp rise in June like-for-like passenger numbers.

According to the latest figures, 42,343 passengers used the airport last month, up 51% on the same period a year ago.

This is the largest month on month growth the airport has experienced in a number of years and MD, Al Titterington, said: “We continue to work hard to secure new routes and higher frequency services to best serve the people of Cornwall as well as those wishing to visit our beautiful county.

“It’s really rewarding to see more and more people benefitting from the improved connectivity options now on offer.”

Welcoming the significant growth in passenger numbers, Adam Paynter, Cornwall Council’s cabinet member for resources, added: “I am delighted by the progress being made by Cornwall Airport Newquay. It is an important part of our transport infrastructure and is providing an increasing number of connections for visitors to get to Cornwall.”