Posted on: 14 April 2016 by Mark Howells
Flybe is to begin a new year-round service between Leeds Bradford and Newquay Airports that will operate three times a week from 28 October 2016, the service being the fourth and final Flybe route to be announced under the UK Government’s Regional Air Connectivity Fund.
The new route turns a drive of more than six hours or eight hour rail journey into a short one hour and twenty minute flight, opening Cornwall and the South West up to Yorkshire business as well as providing a useful hop back home to Cornwall for those away at university in the North.
Flights operating on Tuesdays and Fridays will depart Leeds Bradford at 13:45 and arrive in Newquay at 15:05. In the opposite direction, flights will leave Newquay at 15:30 and touch down at Leeds Bradford at 16:55. On Sundays, flights will take off from Leeds Bradford at 10:25 and reach Newquay at 11:45. After a 45 minute turnaround, flights will leave Newquay at 12:30 and get back to Leeds Bradford at 13:55.
Flybe’s chief revenue officer Vincent Hodder commented, “We are delighted to be able to connect these two parts of the country by announcing details of our fourth and last route under the Government’s RACF funding. It allows us to further strengthen our reputation as Europe’s largest regional airline and we are proud to be once again connecting those who live in areas not well served by other airlines.”
Tony Hallwood, aviation development director at Leeds Bradford Airport added, “Leeds Bradford Airport welcomes the introduction of Flybe services to Newquay linking the Leeds City region with Cornwall. This route will significantly reduce journey times for both business and leisure travellers and we welcome the support provided by the government through the recently approved Regional Air Connectivity Fund.”