New routes and frequency possibilities and why these routes would work
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Other major reasons to serve this airport
- Cornwall is a major tourism area attracting over 4,700,000 visitors per annum. It has been voted #1 Trip Advisor for the past 4 years & is valued at over £1 billion ($1.6bn)
- One of only 24 Government supported Enterprise Zones in the UK and a rapidly growing aerospace sector with companies based at the airport including AgustaWestland, Patriot Aerospace (Part of the Rigby Group), Bristow Helicopters (2015) and Apple Aviation.
- Other companies based in NQY 90mins Catchment inc Lockheed Martin, Babcock, Wrigley, A&P Group & Pendennis Shipyard.
- Newquay’s breath taking Atlantic coastline has made it the surf capital of the UK. Among several potential services, demand forecasts predict a route to Amsterdam could generate up to 68,000 passengers.
- Other companies based in NQY 90mins catchment include Lockheed Martin, Babcock, Wrigley, A&P Group & Pendennis Shipyard.
Marketing and other support
- Cornwall Airport is both the airport authority and ground handling agent and is therefore able to offer very competitive rates for new routes.
- Both new and existing routes are supported with bespoke integrated marketing campaigns.
- There are a number of branding and advertising opportunities throughout the terminal to help build awareness of new routes and airlines.
- April – May 2015 press releases
Airport Catchment area
Cornwall and Devon provide a 1.65m catchment, although inward catchment is the most significant factor, generating up to 25 million annual visitor nights according to varying estimates.
Freight & Development Opportunities
Newquay Cornwall Airport is home to the UK’s only aerospace-focused Enterprise Zone. The Aerohub @ Newquay Airport facilitates private sector investment within the aerospace sector and is expected to create around 750 high value and skilled jobs by 2015. The Aerohub is the largest planning free environment in the UK with development land located within easy access to the operational airport.
- Adjacent to Newquay Cornwall Airport is a 35 hectare (87 acre) Business Park Development where businesses are able to locate with planning freedom and Enterprise Zone business rate relief.
Infrastructure & Operations
- Runways: One – 2744m x 45m. CATIII Operations, Full Primary/Secondary Radar Provision, CAT6 RFFS (CAT8 Available on request).
- Operating hours: 0700–2130.
- Terminals: last refurbishment undertaken in 2011.
- Passenger numbers: Newquay Cornwall Airport saw 184,511 passengers arrive and depart in 2013. Newquay’s passenger traffic is mainly domestic, with the busiest scheduled route, London Gatwick, carrying approximately 92,000 passengers in 2013. All year-round scheduled flights to Manchester and the Isles of Scilly served approximately 60,000 passengers in 2013. There is a popular summer route to Düsseldorf which carried 2,400 passengers (May – August) in 2013. Newquay also serves charter destinations including Italy and Turkey, with nearly 3,000 passengers being carried on charter flights in 2013.
- Freight: Newquay Cornwall Airport saw 37,544kg of freight and mail carried in 2013.
- Largest carrier: Flybe is Newquay Cornwall Airport’s largest carrier and handled around 75% of all traffic in 2013.