This week saw the start of the hotly anticipated service between Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) and Newquay.
Europe’s largest low cost, regional airline, Flybe, has started flying between the two airports as part of its summer schedule, seeing direct access to one of the UK’s to summer destinations from the North.
Flying each Saturday, the service takes just one hour and 15 minutes. Compare this to the same journey by car, which would take around four hours, and there’s no contest as to which way to travel. And if that wasn’t enough, prices start from just £29.99 each way, including taxes.
And here’s an amazing fact – travel by air and save a day’s annual leave… How? Well, as LJLA point out, four hours there and four hours back equate to the average eight hour working day and the average annual leave day. So by flying you could see the journey saving as gaining as extra day’s leave!
Speaking about the exciting new service, Robin Tudor, Head of PR for Liverpool John Lennon Airport commented: “Cornwall is a beautiful part of the country but notoriously difficult to get to at the best of times, taking at least 5 hours by car and even longer by train from Liverpool. Flybe’s flight to Cornwall Airport Newquay now means the region’s holidaymakers can be there in just over an hour saving all the hassle and able to spend more time to enjoy this popular holiday region.”
Whilst Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer, Vincent Hodder, added, “Our new route to Newquay from Liverpool opens up a whole new part of the country to travellers who may previously have been put off by the long journey times. We have all experienced driving or taking the train at peak holiday times, often an extremely stressful experience especially for families taking a well-earned break.
“This convenient new route confirms our customer promise to be the ‘Fastest way from A to Flybe’, faster than road or rail. We look forward to welcoming all our new passengers on board this summer.”