Planning a staycation this year?

Northerners will be able to sample the delights of Cornwall this summer thanks to a new weekly Flybe flight between Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Newquay Cornwall Airport on a Saturday, giving travellers direct access to one of the UK’s top summer destinations.

Taking just one hour and 15 minutes, the flight cuts travel time by upwards of four hours compared to making the same journey by car – giving an extra eight hours of holiday time on a return trip. Eight hours is the equivalent to an average day’s annual leave in the UK, no small gain for those who value their time off and want to make the most of it.

And with the shortest train journeys from Liverpool or Chester to Newquay taking seven and half hours, including up to three changes, those who fly would bank an extra 11 extra hours stress-free holiday time!

One way fares are available for booking at from £29.99 including taxes and charges.

Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer Vincent Hodder said: “Our new route to Newquay from Liverpool opens up a whole new part of the country to travellers who may previously have been put off by the long journey times. We have all experienced driving or taking the train at peak holiday times, often an extremely stressful experience especially for families taking a well-earned break.

“This convenient new route confirms our customer promise to be the ‘Fastest way from A to Flybe’, faster than road or rail. We look forward to welcoming all our new passengers on board this summer.”