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Newquay Cornwall Airport welcomes new Birmingham flights with bmibaby

21st May 2009 - 14:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Newquay Cornwall Airport welcomes the launch of bmibaby’s new four times weekly flights from Birmingham International Airport.

The new route will substantially reduce travelling time from the heart of the UK to the West Country, with convenient flight times providing Midland’s residents with the perfect short break opportunity.

Karen Medweth, Newquay Cornwall Airport’s Head of Commercial Development, said:  “We are extremely happy to extend our route network with flights from Birmingham, which will open up a strong new link from Cornwall’s largest market in the heart of the country.

We especially anticipate the flights being popular with leisure travellers looking to enjoy Newquay, which is regarded as the surf capital of the UK.  Cornwall has developed its own unique culture and offers award winning beaches, fashionable bars and superb cuisine, as well as first class local attractions including the Eden Project, The Tate at St. Ives and The National Maritime Museum.

“We are very aware of the value placed on time in the short-break market and with this in mind, the Friday and Sunday departure times have been deliberately scheduled to maximise the potential for weekend visitors to Cornwall.

The flight time of just over one hour also compares extremely favourably with an estimated drive time of 4 hr 30 min, representing even more time-saving benefits.”

Lead in fares on the route start from just £18.99 one way including taxes and charges, again comparing very favourably with an estimated £45 each way to drive, based on an average 40 mpg.

“Not only will weekend visitors be able to enjoy more time in Cornwall and less time stuck in traffic, but they’ll also benefit from the low fares available too,” said Medweth.

Julian Carr, commercial director, bmibaby, commented:  “We are pleased to launch this new route between Birmingham and Newquay.  bmibaby is currently the only low cost carrier to offer this service, and it will mean that a short break in Cornwall is much more accessible than ever before.”

 

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