One of our local low fare airlines, Air Southwest has announced that starting from next year it will be increasing the number of its services from Newquay and Plymouth. In particular both airports will now connect with Newcastle and with Glasgow. Additionally the Irish connection will develop with the Company's flights to Cork and Dublin and , for skiing enthusiasts, Chambery described as the "Gateway to the French Alps" will be in the itinerary.
On more than one occasion I've expressed concern about either more airports being built or of additional runways developed at existing facilities. But the great thing about our local airports in the two counties is that they can absorb more air traffic without devouring more countryside and Air Southwest's plans will make these two airports a little more viable , something they very much need.