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Newquay Cornwall Airport

Terminal building
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorCornwall Airport Ltd.
LocationMawgan in Pydar, Cornwall
Elevation119 m (390 ft)
Passenger change 09-10(-)18.5%
Aircraft Movements11432
Movements change 09-10(-)10.9%

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Newquay Cornwall Airport is the main commercial airport for Cornwall, United Kingdom, located at Mawgan in Pydar 4 NM northeast of Newquay on Cornwall's north coast. Its runway was previously operated by RAF St Mawgan before the runway was handed over in December 2008. The airport is located close to attractions such as The Eden Project, and Tate St Ives. It is also close to the city of Truro.

Newquay has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction.

The runway is able to take the very largest and fastest of civil and military aircraft, having been built and maintained for decades as a United States Air Force (USAF) strategic nuclear bomber base . With the end of the Cold War and changes in American political priorities, the Americans will be pulling out of all involvement with the base by the end of 2009. The last RAF flying squadron based at St Mawgan was 203(R) Squadron which operated as the Sea King Operational Conversion Unit (OCU) and has now moved to RAF Valley in Wales.

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