Ryanair has announced its ‘biggest ever schedule’ to fly out of Cornwall next summer.
The low-cost carrier plans to operate over 25 weekly flights from Cornwall Airport Newquay, including three new routes to Dublin, London Stansted and Malaga. This is in addition to routes to Alicante and Faro.
Ryanair DAC CEO Eddie 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 5 routes, including 3 new routes to Dublin, London, and Malaga, for Summer’ 23.
“Ryanair is driving Cornwall’s economic recovery through our delivery of year-round tourism, regional investment and support of 90 local jobs.”
While the airline welcomes the UK Government’s 50 per cent cut in Air Passenger Duty (APD) for domestic travel from April 2023, Wilson is calling for the removal of APD for all travel.
“If we are to continue to grow and to drive real recovery, especially in regional UK, the UK Govt 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 (an island based economy) and its regions, such as Cornwall.”
Meanwhile, Ryanair has issued a warning to passengers who are travelling with the airline this month.
The webpage and app will be temporarily down from 1800 on November 8 to 0500 on November 9 due to planned maintenance.
The airline states that “customers who are due to fly during this 11-hour period should check-in online before 1800 on November 8”, otherwise they may be hit with a £55 charge for checking in at the airport.