Moray Jewel and Cornish Riviera to be linked by Flybe

Flybe to link the north east with Cornwall from next summer

MORAY RESIDENTS HEADING south on holiday will have a new destination option next summer with airline Flybe launching a weekly service to Cornwall.

Currently such a journey would require a rail trip with several changes over 11 hours or a road trip greater than 20 hours – now the service from Aberdeen will see the journey cut to a short rail or road trip and a two-hour direct flight.

Announcing the new service this week a Flybe spokesman said: “We will offer a faster and better alternative to rail or road services with our weekly flights between Newquay and Aberdeen.  Newquay is the recognised gateway to Cornwall and all the obvious attractions – it is one of Flybe’s most popular destinations for summer.

“The same can be said in the other direction, offering people in Cornwall the opportunity to fly directly to Aberdeen with its excellent rail and road links throughout the north east of Scotland.”

The new route is one of several announced by Flybe who say they will add additional flights to its business services between Aberdeen and Birmingham, Manchester and Belfast City, with timetable changes that would allow business passengers time to spend a full day at their destination before returning on the same day.