Germany link returns to Newquay

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Lufthansa has resumed its seasonal route from Newquay to Dusseldorf.

Germany’s national carrier is back for a fourth successive year, and Al Titterington, Newquay Cornwall Airport’s MD, said: “Having the German national flag carrier operating to and from Newquay is a huge bonus.

“This is great news for Cornwall’s tourism industry with many of the region’s international tourists coming from Germany. This also allows Cornish residents the chance to fly directly to the heart of Germany and avoid long road trips to other airports.

“The service saw extremely good passenger numbers last year with a 46% increase from 2010, which has led the airline to increase the aircraft size to meet demand for air services directly to Cornwall.”

Newquay Cornwall Airport and the Headland Hotel have planned a series of joint marketing and press activities this summer to showcase Cornwall within the Dusseldorf catchment area with the view to attract even more inbound German visitors year on year.

This includes a press trip of German travel writers who will experience a behind the scenes glimpse of the Rosemunde Pilcher filming in Cornwall and a marketing campaign in Dusseldorf.