Cornwall Newquay Airport Information (NQY)

Newquay Cornwall Airport (NQY) is the main gateway to Cornwall and the southwest of England from the air. It is just five miles from Newquay town centre and the coast and stems from military origins, being previously operated by RAF St Mawgan.

Serves
Mawgan in Pydar, Newquay, Cornwall
Operator
Cornwall Airport Ltd
Time Zone
Europe/London
IATA Code
NQY
ICAO Code
EGHQ
Location
050°26'27"N 004°59'43"W

The airport provides access to the stunning Cornish coast and attractions like Tate St Ives and the Eden Project, as well as to the UK surf capital of Newquay itself. It also serves some continental destinations, such as Alicante in Spain and Dusseldorf in Germany, and receives four flights per day from Gatwick Airport in London.

Newquay Cornwall Airport has seen recent improvements with better check-in areas and passenger facilities to include additional eating and parking. There is one easy going terminal with four check-in desks that handle several hundred thousand passengers per year. ATMs and currency exchange are in the main hall, along with public telephones and snack bars.

The bulk of the facilities are in the departures lounges, of which there are three. The Horizons Caf´┐Ż is the main source of food and drink and there is also a bar and non-duty-free shopping. There is also a convenience store with drinks, snacks, sweets, books, magazines and children's knickknacks.

There is no rail access at Newquay Cornwall Airport, with the public transport options being a range of buses, to include a shuttle bus and National Express coaches. Taxis are the easiest option and can make the journey to Newquay in minutes. The drive is less than five miles and goes via the nearby A3059.

 

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