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Be Warned You have to pay at Newquay Airport

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Be Warned You have to pay at Newquay Airport

Hi everyone

Just thought I would share this with the members, we have just had a lovely w/e in Newquay however when we returned to the airport yesterday afternoon we discovered that the airport is being upgrades/extension works etc and the airport are charging everyone over the age of 16 £5 to fly out.........we could not believe our ears/eyes. We found it scandalous that we are having to pay for airport improvements. My husband did point this out to a few of the airport stafff and yes we realise it isnt the staffs faulty but neither did we suggest they extend the airport!!

I cant believe that the airlines that operate in and out of Newquay dont tell passengers on the in bound flights or maybe they dont want the 'back lash' from telling people this



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11. Re: Be Warned You have to pay at Newquay Airport

I hope very much that it doesn't upset anyone enough for them to pull out of flying from Newquay. I very much appreciate flying from Newquay and certainly don't mind paying the extra £5.00 to do so and am quite happy with Ryan air when I only pay £20.00 return fare to Barcelona!

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12. Re: Be Warned You have to pay at Newquay Airport

My sentiments entirely coxei..

As far as I know, Newquay airport is essentially still St Mawgan Naval Air Station and is operated by the MOD who lease/rent out various areas to the civilian airline operators, hence the charge to use the airport. Five quid is hardly life threatening is it when you consider that easyJet now charge something like a tenner per checked-in bag.

A friend of mine has just flown return from Newquay direct to Alicante for something like £100. If the all-in fare had been £105, with a note to the effect that " a five pound charge is INCLUDED in the fare for airport useage" no-one would even mind, let alone notice the charge for using the airport, but because it's an "additional" five quid, people start moaning about it.

13. Re: Be Warned You have to pay at Newquay Airport

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