British Airways Launches A New Domestic Route To Newquay

British Airways has announced that it is to launch a new domestic route this summer. The British flag carrier will operate flights from London Heathrow to Newquay for just over two months.

British Airways, London Heathrow, Newquay
British Airways is set to launch flights to the Cornwall beach destination of Newquay. Photo: British Airways

As the flag carrier of the United Kingdom, British Airways flies to many destinations. These are both within the United Kingdom and further afield, as far as Sydney, Australia. However, with its newest destination, British Airways is looking much closer to home. The British flag carrier is launching a new service from London Heathrow to Newquay in Cornwall.

London to Newquay

At 210 miles, the route from London Heathrow to Newquay is certainly one of the shorter routes in the British Airways portfolio. Although, the flight is not quite as short as the airline’s tag flight from Bahrain to Dammam which is 54 miles. British Airways told Simple Flying that an Airbus A319 would be used for the route.

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British Airways will operate its hop from London to Newquay five days per week starting on the 2nd of July. The route will operate until the 7th of September, for just over two months. It seems as though BA is attempting to target the peak beach season in Cornwall.

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British Airways, London Heathrow, Newquay
The route between the two destinations is just 210 miles as the crow flies. Image: GCMap

The new route to Newquay will be BA’s first new route domestic route since the carrier launched flights to Inverness in 2016. Tickets for the route will soon go on sale on the British Airways website. The airline said that return fares will start for as little as £90 in the economy cabin and £250 in the business cabin.

The schedule

It seems as though the airline is using leftover slots here and there to launch the flight, as the time varies depending on the day of departure.

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  • On Monday and Friday, BA1350 will depart from Heathrow at 18:05, arriving in Newquay at 19:15. The return BA1351 will depart from Newquay at 20:15, landing back in London at 21:25.
  • On Thursday BA1350 will depart at 07:00, arriving in Newquay at 08:10. Meanwhile, after departing at 09:10 the return will arrive back in London at 10:20.
  • Saturdays see the earliest departure, leaving Heathrow at 06:40. The flight will arrive in Newquay at 07:50, before departing for London at 09:55. It will arrive back at 11:05.
  • Finally, on Sundays BA 1350 will depart Heathrow at 19:10, arriving at 20:20. The return will depart at 21:25, arriving back at 22:35.
British Airways, London Heathrow, Newquay
The new route is the first domestic route to be launched by British Airways since 2016. Photo: British Airways

Speaking of the new route, 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.”

What do you make of the new connection between London and Newquay? Will you look to utilize it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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frits Burghardt

No trains from London to Newquay then? I can see the purpose of a flight across water without a bridge or tunnel, but seriously.

Louis

Looks like a direct snipe at Flybe who switched their Newquay-LHR route to LGW and I think justified it as cost and demand. BA were upset about the Govt support for Flybe and it reminds me of the Regional Express vs QANTAS story a week or so ago. You can train it from London Paddington but I est it would take 5hrs with a train change at Plymouth or somewhere in Cornwall, maybe Bodmin.

Harry

July 2 to August 7 is not just over two months. It is just over a month. Where is the mistake?