Temporary reprieve for Cornwall-Gatwick route

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Flybe is to continue operating services between Cornwall and London Gatwick until 25 October 2014, after previously stating it would axe the route in March.

The UK carrier says it will operate the route twice-daily to provide a seamless service "whilst Cornwall Council completes the process for public service obligation (PSO) funding for the route from October 2014".

Flybe had earlier said it would axe the route after selling its slots at Gatwick to rival EasyJet. Loss of the service would leave Cornwall with only one air link to London, into Southend airport.

Paul Simmons, Flybe’s newly appointed chief commercial officer, says the carrier will soon outline details of a new Cornwall-Birmingham summer service.