Fancy a weekend trip to Cornwall this summer? Well your journey is about to get a lot faster than usual, as new flights from London to Newquay are launching. No, really!
British Airways has announced that it will be introducing a new route from Heathrow airport to the postcard-perfect harbour town in time for the summer holidays, meaning Londoners will no longer have to take five-hour train journeys or road trips across the country when visiting that end of the country.
The first flights from Heathrow will take off on 2 July and run throughout the summer until 7 September 2020, operating on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only.
As you would expect, it’s a pretty swift flight with only a 57 minute duration. And what’s more? Return flights start at just £86 meaning it will probably cost just as much as getting the train. If you’re planning a summer trip, we suggest booking your visit for August as surprisingly this is when flights look to be the cheapest, with prices at an average of £43 each-way.
‘We are delighted British Airways will be flying to Cornwall this summer and to be able to continue to offer this vital link between Cornwall and Heathrow,’ said Richard Thomasson, interim airport director at Cornwall Airport Newquay.
Similarly, Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ director of network and alliances, said: ‘We know that customers enjoy exploring the UK as much as they do going further afield, and Newquay has so much to offer, especially in the summer months.’
This isn’t the first time an airline has launched flights from London to Cornwall; Virgin Atlantic’s Flybe also has a service. However, last month it announced that it was switching its Newquay to Heathrow flight to Gatwick, with the last service from Heathrow taking place on 28 March.
So there you have it, your summer staycation just got a whole lot easier.