Newquay Cornwall Airport lies in the north region of Cornwall, 4.8 km north-east of the city of Newquay. The site has recently been acquired for commercial flights after belonging for many years to the RAF St. Mawgan and was heavily used by the U.S. Air Force as a strategic nuclear bomber base. The large runway was designed for military aircraft and can now handle jumbo jet civilian air traffic. Redevelopment of the terminal building and exterior gates has allowed the airport to expand making it one of the fastest growing facilities in the U.K. that may handle a projected capacity of 700,000 travellers. Newquay Cornwall serves residents and visitors travelling primarily to destinations in the U.K. Air carriers Air Southwest and Flybe provide the majority of service to approximately 400,000 passengers using the site each year.
Newquay Cornwall, airport code NQY, can be reached by car from the A30 motorway to the A39 junction. Western Greyhound bus service connects travellers from the nearby villages to the airport.
Within the terminal, passengers will find local crafts, food items and souvenirs for sale at the Destination Cornwall retail outlet. The Horizons Cafe offers sandwiches, snacks, beer, wine and coffee. Patrons may utilize the free Internet service. An Executive Lounge is open to passengers holding upgraded tickets from Air Southwest and Flybe.
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Two car parks reside adjacent to the terminal building and provide ample parking spaces for both short and long stay travellers. A fifteen minute courtesy stay is available at either lot. Pre-booking car park spaces is currently not available and payment must be made when leaving the lots. Major credit cards are accepted at the pay stations.
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Three car hire choices including Hertz, Enterprise and National provide fully manned service at the terminal building. Cars may be pre-booked through the individual company’s website or international offices. Passengers wishing to hire a car should check with the rental agency regarding specific pick-up and drop-off hours.
Newquay Airport Hotels
The Sands Resort Hotel is located 4 km from the airport and is situated on a hilltop location with views of the ocean. Many nearby recreation activities including golf, fishing, sailing and other water sports make this a favourite family locale. Guests receive free parking and use of the swimming pools, gym and bowling alley. An onsite restaurant offers full meal services.
The Glendorgal Hotel can be reached within a 5 km drive from the Newquay Airport. Guests are treated to a complimentary breakfast, free parking and the use of a private beach and fully equipped health club. Some guest rooms feature ocean rooms and all are individually decorated and furnished with luxury bedding and private baths.
Travellers will find year round service to U.K. destinations including Bristol, London Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow on Air Southwest. Flight schedules to Dublin and Cork are also available. Flybe Airline provides regular service to London Gatwick and summer only flights to Edinburgh. Manchester and East Midlands may also be reached through Bmibaby air carrier. Ryanair and Jet2 offer limited local service and Lufthansa provides summer flights to Dusseldorf.
The nearest rail station is located in Newquay, 6.4 km from the airport. Bus or taxi service transports passengers to the terminal on a 20 minute trip. The National Rail service connects to locations throughout England and travellers will find additional information through www.nationalrail.co.uk. Click here to check the train timetable.
A dedicated bus stop at the terminal is serviced by Western Greyhound and offers service to many local destinations. Check the National Express website for timetable information.
There are several taxi companies in the Newquay area that can take you to and from the airport. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
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