Air Southwest Launches Aberdeen Link
The new service has been welcomed by ship repair company A&P Falmouth, which has a growing offshore marine renewable energy business.
Peter Child, managing director of the company, said: â€œAberdeen is a growing focal point for marine renewable energy activity, especially offshore wind, which is a fast-growing market for the A&P Group. This new link means our Falmouth-based renewables team will be able to access these markets in a matter of hours without wasting a day travelling by road or rail.â€
Mike Coombes, commercial director of Air Southwest, said: â€œWe expect this new link to be especially popular with business travellers in the marine and energy sectors who often go from one end of the country to another and need the speed and convenience of air travel.
â€œThe shortest comparable rail service takes more than 10 hours, whereas we can get people to Aberdeen by mid-morning and fly them home early evening the same day.â€
Al Titterington, managing director of Newquay Cornwall Airport, said: â€œThis is a pleasing announcement as it creates a valuable new business link between Cornwall and Scotland. This flight will be welcomed by the business communities, particularly those operating in the marine and energy sectors. This further demonstrates Air Southwest's commitment to developing its air services from Cornwall.â€
David Parlby, CEO of Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, said: â€œThe Chamber is very pleased to learn of this announcement. This is exactly the sort of initiative that Plymouth needs in order to improve our connectivity with other cities in the UK.
â€œFrequent and reliable air services to multiple destinations which allow travel there and back in one day are of enormous benefit to businesses and I look forward to seeing a high take-up of the new service being achieved.â€
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