BA to start Heathrow route

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Cornwall’s link with London Heathrow has been given a reprieve – for the summer at least.

Cornwall Airport Newquay announced today (Feb 12) that British Airways will commence operation of a service between Newquay and Heathrow this summer.

BA will operate the service five times per week from early July to early September. The new route will not only help support the important inbound tourism market from both the London area and internationally via worldwide connections, but also offer more connectivity and choice for Cornwall’s residents.

The current route to London Heathrow, operated by Flybe, comes to an end on March 28, with the Public Service Obligation (PSO) switching to London Gatwick.

Richard Thomasson, interim airport director at Cornwall Airport Newquay, said: “We are delighted to confirm we can continue to offer this vital link between Cornwall and Heathrow, and to welcome British Airways back to Cornwall this summer.

“As a global carrier BA will be able to offer passengers one-stop access to the world, as well as more choice in terms of travelling between Cornwall and the capital.

“This really is an exciting time in the history of Cornwall Airport Newquay.”