Steve Double MP secures Government commitment for continued support for Newquay-Heathrow route

Steve Double, Member of Parliament for St Austell and Newquay has had confirmation from Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling MP that the Government will continue to support the Newquay-Heathrow route, regardless of which airline operates it.

This follows concerns raised after the current London route operator Flybe encountered difficulties although there is now a proposed acquisition by Virgin group.

Speaking in Parliament today Steve asked the Secretary of State to confirm the Government’s continued support for the route. The Secretary of State replied and confirmed that the current Public Service Obligation in place would continue regardless of who operates it.

Speaking after the debate, Steve said:

“I was delighted to get confirmation from the Secretary of State today that the Government will continue to support the vital Newquay-London link, which will be changing to go to Heathrow later this year.”]

“I was pleased to see the Secretary of State recognise in his answer the importance of this route to Cornwall. I will continue to do all I can to work with and promote the excellent opportunities made available to Cornwall Airport Newquay via this and other routes for commuters and businesses alike.”