Newquay Airport update
Some interesting stuff going to the Newquay Airport Development Panel next week - not least news of attempts to attract another airline to use the airport from November 2011. Good luck with that one.
Passenger numbers are down 7.7% on the 2010/11 budget forecast, mainly due to the loss of Air South West routes. Income is nevertheless up 9%. New car parking equipment will be installed next month.
The crucial Southern Access Route - a new road, potentially opening up vast tracts of land for development - has been delayed until the first quarter of 2011 because of European Union rules on competitive tendering.
The 2011 Cornwall Council subsidy will be £3.4 million, compared with nearly £3.5 million today. There'll be a new business plan by February.