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Newquay Cornwall Airport

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About the Airport

Newquay Airport, also known as Newquay Cornwall Airport, stands out as the biggest and main commercial airport of Cornwall, United Kingdom. The ever-busy airport is situated at Magwan in Pydar, approximately 8 kilometres north-east of Newquay. It is located close to some of Newquay's major attractions such as The Eden Project, Newquay Zoo, Dairyland Farm World, Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park, Lappa Valley Railways Company, Blue Reef Aquarium, Trerice Manor House, and the Japanese Garden & Bonsai Nursery.

Newquay Airport offers many Services and Facilities. The airport is committed to offering a comfortable and secure environment for all its visitors at all times. It has a beautiful departure lounge where visitors can relax as they wait for their transfers, free Internet access, baggage reclaim facilities, 8 check-in desks, a shop selling snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments, and a café offering different types of dishes and drinks 24 hours a day. Its Coffee Republic Bar specialises in providing great tasting coffee and other wonderful drinks.
Newquay airport is used by a number of big European airlines including Flybe, easyJet, British Airways, Lufthansa and Air Blue. Just for a few examples: Lufthansa operates to Bristol, Cardiff, and Bournemouth. Flybe flies between Edinburg, Belfast, Manchester, London-Gatwick, Glasgow, Newcastle, and Guernsey. British Airways flies to Humberside, Isle of Man, Inverness, City of Derry, and Leeds, among many other destinations.

The airport is still developing and is currently serving a total of 5 countries including United Kingdom, Germany, France, Norway, and the Republic of Ireland. United Kingdom Annual Airport Statistics report that with its various airlines, the airport manages to serve an average of 700,000 passengers every year. By the end of last year, the airport handled more than 750,000 passengers, a great improvement as compared to the previous years. The airport's management is still planning to carry out further expansions and renovations in order to improve efficacy and handle more passengers. While speaking to journalists after a meeting with stakeholders, the airport's spokesperson said that with more airlines interested in joining the airport, air traffic movements (ATMS) are expected to increase to 1 million by the year 2030.

The Airport's History

The airport was opened officially in the year 1933 as a civilian facility. With the outbreak of the Second World War, it was taken over by RAF Trebelzue in order to offer firm support to other bases found within Cornwall. In 1943, the airfield was renamed RAF St. Magwan after undergoing renovation and expansion. It was then handed over to the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), which continued to make a number of positive improvements including runway expansion and building of a new control tower.
In the year 1947, the airport was closed for maintenance and reopened in the year 1951 as a Coastal Command Base. In the year 2008, it was transformed into a civilian airport after the stoppage of all military operations. Since then, it has continued to handle a number of passenger airlines flying in and out on a regular basis.

Flight delayed? You might be compensated by your Airline.

Even though the airport has been experiencing some minor problems, reports coming from the management indicate that most of the airlines usually depart and arrive on time. The most punctual airlines are Lufthansa and British Airways. The only airline known notorious for departing or arriving late is Flybe. The airline's technical team is currently holding a series of meetings so as to find ways on how to sort out the problem once and for all. You can see all current delays at Newquay in the list above this article. For more information about the airport's flight statistics, you can visit UK Airport Information.

Flighright, a company dedicated in fighting for the rights of passengers, helps its clients to fight for their rights and to enforce their claims toward a particular airline in case of a long flight delay or cancellation. If you have experienced a flight delay, cancellation or over-booking, check if you are eligible for compensation by using our calculator below.

What rights do I have?

Under EU law, you can get up to 480£ compensation in the event of a delay, cancellation or overbooking of your flight.
This is true regardless of the ticket price and up to 6 years retrospectively.


What to do when delayed?

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