Transport minister Chris Grayling yesterday announced that Flybe will be flying from Heathrow to Newquay, Cornwall from April next year.
The new route will run four times a day and replace the existing service that runs from Gatwick.
A statement by the department for transport said: "This new service, which will be operated by Flybe, builds on the government’s commitment of joining the nations and regions of the UK with Heathrow Airport.
"The introduction of four new daily return flights between Cornwall and Heathrow will ensure passengers now have even greater range of choice for when and where to fly."
Cornwall Council’s leader Adam Paynter said: "This sends a strong message that Cornwall is open for business. Having four direct flights a day to Europe’s busiest airport provides us with fantastic links and more regular access not just to London, but also to the rest of the world."
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