Cornwall Airport Newquay has been handed an important role during the global G7 gathering at Carbis Bay between June 11 and 13. New US President Joe Biden will arrive on Air Force One as he makes his first overseas visit. Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel is attending along with leaders from Canada, France, Italy, Japan and the UK, plus invited heads of state from Australia, India, South Korea and the EU, set to discuss how to tackle global issues with the post-Covid recovery, debt and climate change top of the agenda.
This comes at a crucial time for the airport and Newquay as it develops its economy around the Spaceport and Aerohub Business Park. The Airport’s Managing Director Pete Downes says this is also a real boost for the future of the airport.
“I think it means everybody connected with the airport and Spaceport Cornwall can suddenly see a very positive future ahead after what has been a pretty dark and difficult last 12 months.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to use the opportunity to highlight the global growth potential of Spaceport Cornwall, which could help attract inward investment.
Local councillors believe the G7 will be an ideal opportunity to showcase Newquay. Many people are hoping world leaders will spend some time in Newquay as it is customary for delegations to visit local landmarks and attractions.
Newquay MP Steve Double said: “The Prime Minister’s decision to hold the G7 in Cornwall will provide a huge range of benefits for the whole county in terms of international visibility at a time when we will be looking to recover from the pandemic. We will be looking to put our best foot forward to ensure Cornwall is seen at its very best when the eyes of the world will be on it.”
“In terms of specific benefits to Newquay, the airport will benefit massively with increased use as delegates from all over the world and their support staff arrive. It is a real opportunity to highlight the growth potential of this facility, and the Prime Minister has also been keen to emphasise Spaceport Cornwall as part of Cornwall’s offer, so it is a chance to attract more investment for this project.”
“Having Cornwall out there on the world stage will also attract more visitors to our county in the future and Newquay, as Cornwall’s prime resort, will, I am sure, benefit greatly from this in the years to come.”
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