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Gatwick Airport and Newquay route set to end

Car Hire Gatwick Airport can announce the ending of a route which may well have an economic impact on the region, with time telling if this will be the case. 

Flights from Gatwick Airport to Newquay are ending after Easyjet announced it would end the route next year. Insufficient demand has been the reason for the termination and means it will end the far south west’s only link with London that is year round.

In a statement, the firm said, “Following Flybe’s decision to cease operating from London Gatwick to Newquay, Easyjet carefully and thoroughly examined the commercial viability of offering year-round services on the route. Unfortunately, after much consideration, all of the evidence clearly shows that there is insufficient demand to sustain a service using an A319 aircraft with 156 seats.”

There are newly announced routes to London Southend and Liverpool that would fly thousands of people into the region. Some Cornwall businesses are devastated about the decision by Easyjet.

Cornwall Council, which owns Newquay Airport, said it was disappointed that the Gatwick Airport route would end. It said in a statement, “Providing a regular air link to London is very important to the economy of Cornwall and we remain in discussions with a number of other airlines to maintain this vital link.”