Newquay Airport (also known as Newquay Cornwall Airport) opened in 1962, and since then has provided flights from Newquay to other British airports and further afield to Europe. Formerly part of RAF St Mawgan airfield, Newquay airport is one of the fastest growing regional airports in Britain.
A programme of expansion is in progress which will accommodate new shopping facilities and a business lounge for travellers taking flights from Newquay airport.
Once complete, the airport will be able to handle up to 700,000 passengers taking flights from Newquay every year.
All departing travellers taking flights from Newquay airport are charged an ‘Airport Development Fee’ of £5, payable at payment machines within the terminal building.

The Horizons café and bar offers a selection of drinks, snacks and light meals for departing travellers taking flights from Newquay airport. Newspapers, magazines and gifts can also be purchased at the café.

Parking facilities in and around Newquay Airport

Newquay Airport has more than 450 car parking spaces in 2 car parks located on either side of the terminal building.
There are 10 places allocated for disabled drivers taking flights from Newquay airport, which are situated beside the terminal entrance. On arrival at the Car Park, drivers should take a ticket from the machine at the entrance barrier. Parking is free of charge for the first 15 minutes and payment can be made at the payment machines located in the car park using cash or a credit or debit card.

Airport distance from Newquay town and other notable surrounding locations

Travellers taking flights from Newquay will find the airport located on the north cost of Cornwall, 3 miles northeast of Newquay. The airport is convenient for a number of popular visitor attractions including the Eden Project (12 miles away), the National Maritime Museum Cornwall (30 miles away) and Tate St Ives (35 miles away).

Transport links to Newquay

Travellers driving to the airport from Newquay, should take the B3276 to Watergate Bay and then follow signs to St Mawgan village. The airport is 3 miles northeast of Newquay town.

Bus services operated by Western Greyhound to and from the airport are frequent and there is a dedicated bus stop to the west of the terminal building. From May until September, the Trurorian T10 bus service operates between Newquay Town, the airport and the Eden Project. Summercourt operates an on-demand bus service between Newquay and the airport. Buses leave every 30 minutes, but pre-booking is essential.

BioTravel taxis can be booked in advance or at the onward transport desk. BioTravel taxis and minibuses operate 24 hours a day and use environmentally friendly biodiesel.

Conference and other business facilities at Newquay Airport

At present there are no conference facilities at Newquay airport, however, business travellers taking flights from Newquay airport may want to investigate the facilities provided by local hotels such as The Bay Hotel. A new executive lounge is being built in 2008 as part of the ongoing development of the airport. Internet access is available within the terminal.


Newquay town information

Whether you are looking for a traditional bucket and spade family holiday or hoping to catch some waves with the local surfers, one of Newquay’s eleven beaches will be right for you. The coastline is breathtaking and ramblers will enjoy exploring the cliff top walks.

Foodies will be spoilt for choice with some of the best seafood in Britain and restaurants including Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall to try out. Newquay has a vibrant nightlife and boasts a wide variety of pubs, bars and nightclubs some of which stay open late at night.

Newquay Zoo is home to exotic animals from all over the world including magnificent African lions, tiny Pygmy Marmoset monkeys and playful penguins.
The Tropical House provides a rainforest environment for sloths, toucans, toads and many other exotic animals. Newquay Zoo has plenty of things to do to keep the whole family entertained and has restaurant and picnic facilities on site.

The Eden Project is a spectacular garden, sited in a former china clay pit overlooking St Austell Bay. With a total size equal to thirty football pitches, The Eden Project is home to the biggest greenhouses in the world and tells the story of man’s relationship with plants.

Tate St Ives is an art gallery showing modern and contemporary art, particularly by artists based in and around the Cornwall area. Exhibitions change regularly to allow different works from the Tate’s extensive collection to be seen each year.

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