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01.03.06
Minister opens new airport terminal extension

Transport Minister Karen Buck today officially opened the new Newquay Airport terminal expansion to cater for the airport's future growth.

The £2.8 million project includes the construction of a single storey extension to the existing building and will improve facilities for passengers as well as increasing the airport's capacity from 300,000 passengers a year to 400,000.

The cost of the scheme, which also includes improvements to the airport's road network, aircraft hard standings and security, has been met with help from a European Objective One investment of £1.25 million and £800,000 investment from the Department for Transport. The rest of the investment has been provided by the airport's operator Cornwall County Council.

Karen Buck said: "I am delighted to be opening these new facilities at Newquay Airport which will improve comfort for passengers, increase capacity and provide greater flexibility for airlines and service providers. Newquay Airport plays an important role in Cornwall's economic regeneration, both in terms of tourism and business development, and it is encouraging to see money from Europe, central and local government being used to help secure its longer term future."

The extension increases the terminal area by 20% (to 290 sq m) and includes a new conservatory-style arrivals lobby and new main entrance. New drop-off areas for buses, coaches, taxis and cars have also been created along with an additional 90 car parking spaces and new taxi
rank.

For further information please contact Wailim Wong on 01752 635053.

The Objective One Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has invested in Newquay Airport through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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Clare Morgan
Media Relations Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Mobile: 07973 813647
Telephone: 01872 223439

cmorgan@cornwall.gov.uk

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