Cornwall Airport Newquay (CAN) has announced that it is to start flights to Jersey and Guernsey.
Regional operator Blue Islands, a franchise partner of Flybe, will operate the service three times weekly between June 3rd and August 31st.
The airline will fly to Jersey on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, allowing passengers to enjoy either an extended weekend or full-week break in the Channel Islands.
The 46-seat ATR 42-320s will take one hour to fly to Jersey, after which passengers can connect through to Guernsey.
“It is fantastic news that from this summer the Airport will have more flight options for our passengers, adding to our already confirmed new services to Copenhagen, plus London’s Heathrow and Southend Airports,” said CAN Managing Director Al Titterington.
“The Channel Islands are currently hard to reach for passengers in our catchment, with them having to either drive hours to the nearest airport with direct services or having to drive to the UK South Coast and take a ferry, with this being a journey which could take up to eight hours or more.
"By offering this seamless one-hour flight to Jersey and onwards to Guernsey, we now have a much more sustainable and customer friendly option for people wanting to reach this part of the world, and for those in the Channel Islands wanting to visit our great county."