From Scilly Today 3 Dec 15.
"Travelling to Scilly could be easier for air passengers from East Anglia and West Yorkshire next season.
The government has announced that they’ll subsidise air services from Newquay to Leeds-Bradford Airport and between Exeter and Norwich.
In last week’s spending review, George Osborne announced that eleven successful bidders across the UK had been awarded support from the UK Government’s Regional Air Connectivity Fund." Read the full article here.
The announcement follows an announcement in early November that from April 2016 the controversial £5 airport development fee levied on departing passengers (since 2005) will be abolished and that Ryanair will make a welcome return to the Airport with two new routes from Frankfurt and Alicante.
Comment. The potential of Newquay Airport to deliver much more to the economy for Cornwall and IOS is at last being realized. Lets hope the new links are successful and encourage more links to airports in the UK and Europe.
Western Morning News 2 Dec 15 link here
Western Morning News Nov 15 link here