Passenger numbers up 20%



Newquay Cornwall Airport has reported another rise in passenger numbers.

According to latest figures, 43,400 people used the airport in the last quarter, a 31% rise on the same period in 2013.

Throughout 2014, Newquay Airport saw total passenger numbers increase by 36,500 (20%) with over 220,000 using the airport.

Airport MD, Al Titterington, said: “The growth in passenger numbers and destinations in 2014 was extremely encouraging and demonstrates that with an improving economy we continue to see a positive growth profile at the airport.

“With new destinations added to the flight schedule, regional connectivity was bolstered and worldwide travel options opened up via airline partnerships offering convenient flights from hubs at Manchester, Gatwick and Birmingham.”

Cllr Adam Paynter, Cornwall Council’s member for partnerships, added: “The increase in passenger numbers in 2014 is great news for the local economy and further demonstrates the importance of having an airport in Cornwall.”