Please...forget a big influx of tourists to Greece from Cornwall. If a major airline was to use St Mawgan for regular flights (as has happened in the the past with both Monarch and Ryanair) chances are flights would be to Spain or maybe Portugal. Monarch and Ryanair did not last very long due to the poor response (though Ryanair gave a weird excuse for discontuation) and we have only a TOTAL population of about 500 K in the county. Does not matter what jobs or when they go on holiday, it does not add up. Many in the tourist industry go on long haul because their break is in winter. We have Exeter (well established) about an hour away and Bristol 2 1/2 hrs. Its been interesting to read opinions obtained via Google and by folks not at the sharp end. My family and I have been in the tourist industry for many years, both retail and hotels. Think we have finger on the pulse. St Mawgan (Newquay) will only ever be a commuter airport within the UK, Ireland and closer parts of the Continent. That's the opinion of not only myself but many friends in business here in Cornwall.
Message posted by Bill on 28áNovemberá2011 at 10:33pm - IP Logged
Well you'd obviously know then Windmill, being in the thick of it an' all.
Message posted by DAVID1 on 28áNovemberá2011 at 10:40pm - IP Logged
That's a very useful and discerning explanation windmill. Thank you.
Message posted by seajay1 on 10áDecemberá2011 at 11:25pm - IP Logged
Newquay should do flights to Corfu!!! Exeter used to do Monday flights but no longer. Have to drive to Bristol now as live in Devon. Why do people assume that life stops at Bristol? People in Devon and Cornwall still need holidays please dont forget us!!!
Message posted by YANIS on 11áDecemberá2011 at 3:43am - IP Logged
Steve.. think already answered..yes practice. However Newquay not a new installation been part of RAF St Mawgan for many years. Now, the civil part taken over by Cornwall County Council due to RAF pulling out, so in that respect somewhat new.
Message posted by janmanessi on 11áDecemberá2011 at 10:28pm - IP Logged
No, as answered in previous posts, Easyjet, Ryanair and FlyBe use Newquay as a practice airfield purely due to it's lack of traffic, quiet location, huge runway, it's postion by the sea with no obstacles in the area plus the fact it has up to date ATC. Sadly afraid it's nothing to do with EasyJet beginning operations from Newquay. As I live no more than 15 minutes from the airport, no one would welcome more.
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