New air link to Aberdeen welcomed


Regional airline Air Southwest is launching a new weekday link from Newquay and Plymouth to Aberdeen.

The service will operate twice a day from Monday, February 28.

Air Southwest commercial director Mike Coombes said: “We expect this new link to be especially popular with business travellers in the marine and energy sectors who often go from one end of the country to another and need the speed and convenience of air travel.”

The new service has been welcomed by ship repair company A&P Falmouth, which has a growing offshore marine renewable energy business.

MD Peter Child said: “Aberdeen is a growing focal point for marine renewable energy activity, especially offshore wind, which is a fast-growing market for the A&P Group. This new link means our Falmouth-based renewables team will be able to access these markets in a matter of hours without wasting a day travelling by road or rail.”

Al Titterington, managing director of Newquay Cornwall Airport, added: “This is a pleasing announcement as it creates a valuable new business link between Cornwall and Scotland. This flight will be welcomed by the business communities, particularly those operating in the marine and energy sectors. This further demonstrates Air Southwest’s commitment to developing its air services from Cornwall.”