Ryanair has announced its biggest ever schedule to fly out of Cornwall Airport Newquay.
Eddie Wilson, CEO of Ryanair DAC, was at the airport yesterday (Nov 1) to unveil the airline’s summer schedule, which in addition to Alicante and Faro, will include three new routes to Dublin, London Stansted and Malaga.
Wilson said: “As the UK’s most reliable airline, Ryanair is delighted to announce even more growth with our biggest ever Newquay schedule – offering over 25 weekly flights on five routes, including three new routes to Dublin, London, and Malaga, for Summer’23.”
While he welcomed the Government’s 50% cut in Air Passenger Duty (APD) for domestic travel, which underpinned the launch of the new Stansted route, he called for the tax to be abolished completely for all travel, international as well.
“Ryanair is driving Cornwall’s economic recovery through our delivery of year-round tourism, regional investment and support of 90 local jobs,” Wilson said.
“However, if we are to continue to grow and to drive real recovery, especially in regional UK, the UK Government must immediately scrap APD in full for all travel, not just domestic travel, and provide incentives for airlines like Ryanair to stimulate growth and recovery for the UK and its regions, such as Cornwall.”
Cornwall Airport Newquay MD, Sam O’Dwyer, added: “We welcome Eddie Wilson and his team to Cornwall today and are delighted by their decision to add three new routes from Newquay for next year.
“We are committed to offering more options and choice for those wanting to travel to and from Cornwall. Malaga, in particular, is undoubtedly going to be a very popular addition to our network.”