Newquay Cornwall Airport is to be granted £24.3 million in UK public funds and £22.5 million from the European Regional Development Fund for redevelopment, following the European Commission’s (Commission) decision on 2 July 2009. Newquay Cornwall Airport is currently a military base and will be turned into a fully functional civilian passenger airport. The Commission decided that the aid was necessary, proportionate, would improve the development of the Cornwall region, had medium-term infrastructure prospects and is non-discriminatory towards potential users.