Low cost airline Ryanair is pulling out of Newquay Airport with the withdrawal of its summer service to Alicante.
The airline said it made its decision in protest to the Council’s ongoing £5 airport development fee, which departing passengers have had to pay since 2006. Ryanair claims the tax deters customers.
Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said: “We have had an issue with the £5 fee since it started. It is a significant fee and we do not believe it should continue.”
It is the second blow for the airport in as many weeks, after Air Southwest announced that it is pulling out of its route to London Gatwick from the end of January.