in Aerospace

Cornwall Airport Newquay sees record passenger increase in August

Posted 11 September 2017 · Add Comment

Following its busiest April ever– Cornwall Airport Newquay (CAN) continues to experience a surge in its passenger traffic having seen a record 61,000 passengers during August, a significant traffic increase of 30%.

Above: Cornwall Airport Newquay’s Al Titterington, Managing Director (holding ‘0’) and Richard Thomasson, Airport Operations Manager (far left) celebrate new highs with CAN welcoming 260,279 in the first five months of its financial year, an impressive 25% passenger
traffic increase – almost triple the EU average.


The Airport growth this summer is more than triple the EU average of 8% and it is firmly on course to reach its 600,000 to 650,000 annual capacity limits.

Last year’s all-time high saw the Airport experience a noteworthy 48% year-on-year increase: “I’m extremely optimistic that this strong positive trend in our rapid traffic expansion will continue for the rest of this year, seeing us achieve yet more outstanding results,” said Al Titterington, Managing Director, Cornwall Airport Newquay. “Our passenger traffic has also resulted in us posting further record figures in the first five months of the financial year (April to August). We’ve welcomed 260,279 passengers, a 25% increase in traffic numbers” added Titterington.

In part driven by the Airport’s new routes, the continual passenger growth has been powered by the ongoing success of existing and well-established services. Flybe, CAN’s largest airline partner (in terms of weekly seats) has already handled more than 185,000 passengers this financial year, recording a 23% increase. With the airline’s busiest link from Cornwall continuing to be London Gatwick, Flybe’s flight to Manchester has seen a sizeable 38% increase, while its Birmingham service has jumped by 14%. Handling more than 40,000 passengers so far, Ryanair is close to doubling its customer base at CAN, while Aer Lingus Regional has also seen a notable 18% increase in passenger traffic.
 
With these significant results, Titterington will be heading to Barcelona later this month, where he will attend the World Routes conference – an event where airports and airlines meet to determine future new air services – continuing in his pursuit of attracting a hub connection with the likes of British Airways, KLM or Lufthansa.

Cornwall Airport Limited (CAL) is 100% owned by CORSERV which is a wholly owned company of Cornwall Council. CAL is the operator of Cornwall Airport Newquay.

Cornwall Airport Newquay was the fastest growing airport in the UK in 2016.


 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

ADS encourages partnership with industry to enhance national security

ADS, the UK trade organisation representing the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors - with over 1,000 member businesses - said today that the Government should work more collaboratively with industry to deliver

Declan Collier joins aviation leaders to debate industry challenges

London City Airport CEO Declan Collier will be one of the keynote speakers at the ATAG Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva (3-4 October), where industry issues such as protectionism, sustainability and modernisation will be

Kuehne + Nagel awarded ERS Gold Award by MoD

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded Kuehne + Nagel with the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award, the highest possible badge of honour for organisations demonstrating support to Armed Forces Personnel.

USW launches aviation engineering education at Dubai South

The University of South Wales (USW) has announced that it will deliver degrees to aerospace engineering students as a key partner at the UAE's new Dubai South development.

General Dynamics delivers two AJAX platforms for GAT

In a major milestone for the AJAX programme, General Dynamics Land Systems–UK has presented vehicles to Government Acceptance Testing (GAT) for assurance testing prior to delivery to the British Army.

Aviation industry heads to Barcelona for World Routes

Barcelona will be the centre of global aviation when the annual World Routes forum (23-26 September) opens in the city this weekend.

SMI FAV0409161017
See us at
Advanced Engineering BT1007021117SMI12DE BT203280917SMIUAV BT1005280917SMI AirMissBT0305251017SMI FAV BT1007161117SMI MilSat BT2907101117Aviation Africa BT18418