Newquay airport in Cornwall appears to have been struggling a little recently.
I've just had an email from FlyBe to say that they are flying three times a week, this Summer (2014) between Southend and Newquay.
The route will be operating between 16th May and 27th September. It will be possible to book flights from tomorrow.
I hope the new route works well for FlyBe and both airports. Cornwall is a beautiful county and the beaches are amazing.
This is not a plug-a-torial. I have had many a happy family holiday in the far South a West of the UK - If you haven't' tried it, why not give it a go.
** Other travel options to Cornwall are available.