Eastern Airways to launch new routes to Newquay, Cornwall

Eastern Airways ATR72-600 (Image:Eastern/Brad Simpson)
Eastern Airways ATR72-600 (Image:Eastern/Brad Simpson)

Eastern Airways (T3/EZE) has said it will launch two new routes to Cornwall Airport Newquay (NQY/EGHQ) in 2023 from the midlands and north of England.

The first of the routes launch on the 10th of February 2023 as a daily service from East Midlands Airport (EMA/EGNX) to Newquay using an ATR72 aircraft. The flight will take just over an hour and fares start at just £68.99.

Steve Griffiths, East Midlands Airport’s Managing Director, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Eastern Airways who are a perfect fit for East Midlands Airport. We know many passengers choose this airport because we’re easy to get to and easy to get through. With a flight time of 1 hour and 20 mins, it will be so much quicker to reach one of the most beautiful coastlines in the UK and will be very welcome news to the thousands of people in this region who regularly make the almost 300-mile trip to Cornwall for holidays. The new connectivity will boost tourism, benefit our regional economies, and help establish links between complementary business sectors across the Midlands and the Southwest of England. We very much look forward to welcoming passengers who will start using this service in February next year.”

The second new route to Newquay will operate 4 times per week from Humberside Airport (HUY/EGNJ) from the 7th of April 2023.

Eastern Airways also announced a new three-times-per-week route to Esbjerg, Norway from Humberside starting on the 14th of December 2022.

Deborah Zost, managing director, of Humberside Airport said: “This is excellent news for the airport, local businesses and leisure travellers. The route to Esbjerg is a significant step for The Humber, giving the UK’s Energy Estuary a new, direct and year-round link to this increasingly important renewable energy hub.”

“And more flights to Cornwall over the summer will be warmly welcomed by holidaymakers and businesses alike.”

Humberside services will be operated by a mixture of ATR72 and Jetstream 41 aircraft.

Roger Hage, commercial director, Eastern Airways, said: “This is a major dual development for the Humber region as we join the UK centre for renewable energy with Esbjerg in the West of Denmark. The renewable energy sector is fundamental to the employment and growth in the Humber as the Energy Estuary. With so many key renewable sector companies and an increasing focus on clean-tech energy self-sufficiency in the UK & Denmark, the increasing need to connect the investment, skills and expertise of the regions have never been greater. With Billund little more than an hour from Esbjerg, Legoland and various high-quality leisure destinations in the Syddanmark region of Southern Denmark, we know Denmark will appeal widely given its rich history with the Humber ports region.

“Adding to the further investment in operations, crew and infrastructure to support the new destination of Esbjerg, we have also doubled the frequency of the NewquayCornwall service, improving the access to the UK staycation destination of choice. We are also extending the length of operating season to the popular Channel Island destination of Jersey from Humberside Airport in conjunction with our primary partner Premier Holidays.

“We want to ensure the right services are being offered given Eastern Airways is all about supporting the regions of the UK, connecting people and places, so growing our Humberside network and capacity is a crucial part of increasing connectivity and aiding economic recovery where sustainable.”

East Midlands New Route:

East Midlands – Newquat starts 10th February 2023 operates daily

Humberside Routes:

Humberside – Esbjerg​​ starts 14th December 2022​ operates 3 x weekly

Humberside – Newquay​​ starts 7th April 2023​ operates 4 x weekly

About Nick Harding 1945 Articles
Nick is the senior reporter and editor at UK Aviation News as well as working freelance elsewhere. He has his finger firmly on the pulse on Aviation, not only in the UK but worldwide. Nick has been asked to speak in a professional capacity on LBC, Heart and other broadcast networks.

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