17th December 2016
By Anne North
Tickets have gone on sale for flights between Newquay airport and New York, via Dublin.
Aer Lingus is offering one-way tickets for £340.51. The first flight, via Dublin, takes off at 10.45am on Monday 27th March.
Passengers will be able to complete US pre-immigration procedures in Dublin before their scheduled arrival at 6.45pm (US time) at New York’s JFK airport.
The route has been made possible by the relatively short journey between Newquay and Dublin, operated by Stobart Air for Aer Lingus. Other destinations include Boston, Hartford and Chicago, with Toronto on sale from January.
Martin Saxton, chief commercial officer at Stobart Air said:
"We are pleased to be able to connect Cornwall based customers to Aer Lingus's main line trans-Atlantic services via Dublin. With four flights weekly between Cornwall and Dublin currently and up to seven flights weekly during summer months, Aer Lingus Regional passengers can now do pre-clearance in Dublin before flying to US and Canadian cities such as New York, Boston, Chicago and Toronto.
“This service is designed to save time and hassle for Cornwall passengers on their transatlantic travel and offer them an affordable, time efficient and convenient route to the US, be that for business or pleasure."
An alternative route from Newquay to the USA and Canada has long been available via Gatwick, but Aer Lingus is confident its new offer will be competitive.