Showing posts with label Exeter Airport. Show all posts
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08 April, 2024

TUI Airways to operate extra aircraft out of Exeter Airport from summer 2025

New route to Ibiza from Exeter for summer 25
TUI, the leading global travel and leisure company, has today announced an additional aircraft will operate out of Exeter Airport in summer 2025 providing an additional 80,000 seats for the southwest region. 

This additional aircraft supports TUI’s commitment to offering more choice and flexibility to customers across the UK, with an unrivalled approach to flying from local airports.

Andrew Flintham, TUI UK&I Manager Director, said: “We are seeing an uptick in demand from customers in Devon and Cornwall, which is why we have deployed another of our aircraft to Exeter Airport for Summer 2025.

“This now means that two aircraft will be operating from the airport giving customers more overseas destinations to fly to, but also increases the flexibility in holiday duration and flight times. Our customers want to go on the holiday best for them, and we want them to be able to enjoy the ease of flying from their local airport.” 

The Summer 2025 programme from Exeter will include: 

25 flights per week  
A new route to Ibiza – plus four weekly flights to Palma de Mallorca
Tenerife and Lanzarote flights now being offered twice weekly in Summer, resulting in year-round flying to the Canary Islands
Four Greek islands offered, including twice weekly Corfu, Heraklion, Rhodes and Zakynthos 
Four weekly flights to Turkey 
Four weekly flights to support Marella Cruise program to Corfu, Paphos and Palma de Mallorca
10- or 11- night holidays available to 11 destinations  

Steve Wiltshire, Managing Director of Exeter Airport, said: “It’s great news that TUI are investing further in the development of their already extensive route network from Exeter Airport to a growing range of popular sunshine destinations.

“Basing an additional aircraft here is enabling TUI to add a new route to Ibiza, increase the frequency of flights to many other locations and offer increased flexibility on 10- and 11-night stays – all of which adds huge value for passengers.

“It’s a significant boost for the airport and our regional economy, for our much-valued partnership with TUI and for people across the region who enjoy the convenience of flying from their local airport.”

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06 May, 2023

Exeter Airport is gearing up for the start of a busy summer season during May, with flights to seven destinations taking off

Exeter Airport is gearing up for the start of a busy summer season during May, with flights to seven destinations taking off with the UK’s leading travel brand TUI.

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Twice-weekly services to Corfu, Dalaman, Menorca, and Zante began this week as well as flights to Crete and Rhodes, which operate once a week.  This will be followed by a twice-weekly service to Antalya, Turkey from Saturday 27 May. In addition, operator TUI began flying to Paphos and Majorca in March, and April respectively.

New flights to Faro in Portugal are being launched by Ryanair on 4 June, complementing its year-round flights from Exeter to Alicante and Malaga in Spain.

In total, there are 25 destinations in nine countries being offered from Exeter Airport in 2023/24.

TUI has 12 destinations from Exeter this year with summer flights to Cyprus, Greece, Spain, and Turkey.

Last month TUI announced that it would be creating an additional 15,000 seats from Exeter in 2024 with an increased frequency of flights and new services to Heraklion and Zakynthos.

These new offerings will bring Exeter Airport’s weekly flight count with TUI to 20, covering five regions, making TUI the largest operator at the Airport. 

Stephen Wilshire, managing director of Exeter Airport, said: “As we mark the start of a busy summer season, we are excited to offer our passengers an increasing number of destinations available to book from Exeter Airport. We are proud to have TUI as our largest operator and we are delighted that Ryanair is also adding new flights to Faro this year, meaning there is even more choice for holidaymakers wanting to travel from their local airport. We very much look forward to a successful summer season ahead.”

In March, Skybus began operating its seasonal flights to the Isles of Scilly from Exeter, which run through to 16 October.

07 April, 2023

Exeter Airport and RNIB lead the way on ‘benchmark’ sight loss awareness sessions

Staff at Exeter Airport have joined forces with RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) to undertake specialist awareness sessions, aimed at better assisting passengers with sight loss and reduced mobility.

Around 20 members of the passenger assistance team (pictured below) were involved in a series of two-hour practical sessions with the charity, where they wore glasses simulating common eye conditions and used white canes to complete a typical passenger journey through the airport.

The awareness sessions took place in the terminal building, check-in area, security channel, departure lounge, and outside on the ‘apron’ leading to the aircraft to provide airport personnel with improved knowledge and understanding of travellers’ needs.

RNIB worked with passenger services to devise the exercises to provide learning opportunities for staff at the airport.

Richard Shuker, South West Community Connections Manager for RNIB, said: “With nearly a quarter of a million people affected by sight loss in the South West, the importance of improving and enhancing the training for staff working in customer-facing roles is vital. We want people who are blind or partially sighted or have reduced mobility to have a dignified and seamless experience when travelling through the airport.”

25 March, 2023

Summer schedule takes off today at Exeter Airport....

Exeter Airport celebrates the take-off of its sunshine summer schedule today with the start of flights to Paphos in Cyprus, and just in time for the Easter holidays.

TUI’s weekly Saturday service is among 26 destinations in nine countries on offer from Exeter Airport in 2023/4 as it gears up for a busy summer ahead.

TUI has 12 destinations from Exeter this year with summer flights to Greece, Spain and Turkey, in addition to its year-round flights to Lanzarote.

Ryanair meanwhile will be launching a brand new service to Faro on the Portuguese Algarve in June, complementing its year-round flights from Exeter to Alicante and Malaga in Spain.

Aer Lingus has flights to Belfast and Dublin, including seamless transfers to New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington and Toronto with passengers enjoying the benefit of pre-clearing US immigration in Dublin. It means you can have breakfast in Exeter and be in New York for dinner. The airport is current running a competition to win pairs of tickets to Belfast and Dublin. The closing date is 31st March.

Exeter Airport managing director Stephen Wiltshire said: “TUI’s flights to Paphos raise the curtain on our summer sunshine schedule and over the next few months we’ll see the start of all our summer routes, offering passengers great choice and convenience from their local airport.”

Exeter Airport is currently recruiting for a range of jobs including passenger services agents, security officers, cleaners and sales assistants. The airport has recently produced a series of video profiles of some of the different roles on offer, featuring airport staff talking about why they love their jobs.

Here is the full list of destinations available from Exeter Airport:

Cyprus: Paphos
France: Chambéry
Greece: Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Zante
Lapland: Enontekiö, Pajala
Spain: Alicante, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Majorca, Malaga, Menorca, Tenerife
Portugal: Faro
Turkey: Antalya, Dalaman
UK & Ireland: Belfast, Dublin (with seamless connections to the USA and Canada), Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guernsey, Isles of Scilly, Jersey, Newcastle
Special Departures: Arctic Circle

14 March, 2023

Skybus celebrates more than 30 years of flying from Exeter Airport as new season takes off

Skybus is celebrating more than 30 years of flying from Exeter Airport to the Isles of Scilly as the 2023 season takes off.

The Cornwall-based airline has been flying from Exeter Airport to Scilly since May 1991 and the first flight of 2023 took off from Exeter this week.

Skybus, owned and operated by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, will be operating up to three flights a day, six days a week through to mid-October. With a flight time of just an hour it means one of the most stunning parts of the UK is within easy reach.

The popular islands, 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall, are among 26 destinations on offer from Exeter Airport this year as it gears up for a busy 2023.

Stephen Wiltshire, managing director of Exeter Airport, said: “We’ve enjoyed a long and successful partnership with Skybus and we’re delighted to welcome them back to Exeter again this year for what we expect will be a busy season.

13 February, 2023

Exeter Airport launches summer season recruitment drive.....

Exeter Airport is creating 25 new jobs

ahead of the busy summer season

Exeter Airport is launching a recruitment drive to attract 25 new staff as it gears up for the busy summer season.

The airport has 26 direct destinations on offer this year with new summer flights to Faro in the Algarve with Ryanair, and year-round connections to the USA including New York, via Dublin, with Aer Lingus.

It is expecting to handle over 450,000 passengers this year and staff are needed to support the busy operation over the coming months.

Exeter Airport has won plaudits for its customer service and was ranked the best airport in the UK in a national league table published last year.

The airport will be holding a recruitment open day on Tuesday 21st February in the main departures terminal from 1.00pm to 6.00pm. Car parking is free and there is no need to book.

There is a wide range of posts on offer including passenger services agent, security officer, ground crew, despatcher, executive lounge assistant, cleaner, and Royal Mail screener.

To help potential new recruits get a flavour of the roles on offer, Exeter Airport has recently published a series of online videos in which its own staff are the stars, explaining why they love the jobs they do.

Stephen Wiltshire, managing director of Exeter Airport, said: “We’re expecting a busy summer ahead with new routes and increased capacity so we’re recruiting for around 25 roles to meet that demand and add to the 260 employees we already have. “The open day is a chance for people to come along and meet the team and find out more about working at their local airport, and we look forward to welcoming potential applicants to the terminal.”

Airport staff enjoy a range of benefits including free on-site parking while on duty, free airport parking when they go on holiday, discounts on Fred Olsen holidays and pension scheme. Full training and uniform are provided and there are great career development opportunities. 

The latest job opportunities at the airport are also posted on the airport’s website with details about how to apply.

11 February, 2023

Ryanair to offer 12 weekly flights from Exeter in summer.

The UK's budget airline Ryanair has confirmed its new Exeter schedule for Summer 2023, with 12 weekly flights across 3 sunny hotspot destinations, including its new Faro route operating 4 time per week from Sunday, 4 June.

Ryanair’s Exeter Summer 2023 schedule will deliver:

– 3 routes (incl. 1 new) – Alicante, Faro & Malaga
– 12 weekly flights
– +67% growth on Summer 2022
– 63K passengers to/from Exeter in FY24
– Over 45 local jobs

Exeter citizens/visitors can now book a well-deserved Summer break enjoying Ryanair’s lowest fares to the widest choice of destinations, incl. its exciting new Faro route for Summer 2023, on

Ryanair’s Head of Communications, Jade Kirwan, said:  “Ryanair is pleased to announce our Exeter schedule for Summer 2023 (+67% growth on S22), with over 12 weekly flights across 3 sunny hotspot destinations, including our exciting new Faro route, offering Exeter citizens/visitors even more choice for their summer holidays at the lowest fares in Europe.

For cost-conscious families, there is no better choice than Ryanair’s industry-leading low fares, particularly now that you can spread out the cost of your holiday by paying half the price now and the other half up to 40 days pre-departure when you book Ryanair’s Family Plus bundle, making family holidays easier for everyone.

We look forward to welcoming thousands of customers/visitors onboard our flights to/from Exeter this Summer as Ryanair continues to deliver more traffic, connectivity, and lower fares than any other airline for the UK.”

Exeter Airport Managing Director, Stephen Wiltshire, said:  “We’re delighted to see Ryanair growing its schedule from Exeter Airport and offering even more choice to local customers. The new route to Faro this summer adds to Ryanair’s year-round flights to Alicante and Malaga and is a fantastic addition to our network, with a total of 26 destinations on offer this year.”

11 January, 2023

Ryanair expands flights from Exeter Airport

Ryanair, Europe’s No1 airline, is expanding its schedule from Exeter Airport with the launch of new flights to Portugal.  The twice weekly flights to Faro, capital of southern Portugal’s stunning Algarve region, start from 4th June next year and run throughout the summer to late October.

The new service adds to Ryanair’s year-round flights to Alicante and Malaga in Spain from Exeter Airport. The last time flights operated from Exeter to Faro was in 2019, with Flybe. 

Stephen Wiltshire, managing director of Exeter Airport, said: “This is great news for passengers and adds another great destination to Exeter Airport’s schedule for next summer. Faro has always been a popular route and I’m sure passengers will be delighted to see its return.” 

Dara Brady, Director of Digital & Marketing, Ryanair said: “We are pleased to announce this new from Exeter to Faro for Summer ’23, giving our Exeter customers greater choice when planning their upcoming summer holidays to the beaches of the Algarve.”

Exeter Airport is currently offering winter sunshine breaks with year-round flights to Alicante, Lanzarote, Malaga and Tenerife, and flights to Gran Canaria until mid-April. Weekly ski flights to Chambery run until 18th March, and the airport has year-round flights to Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Guernsey and Jersey.

20 May, 2022

Aviation Minister learns of region’s sustainable aviation ambitions

Photographed (left to right): Stephen Wiltshire, managing Director, Exeter Airport; Robert Courts, Aviation Minister; Simon Jupp, MP for East Devon and Andrew Bell, Chief Executive of Regional and City Airports.

Aviation Minister Robert Courts has seen first-hand how the South West is fostering a sustainable aviation sector during a tour of Exeter College’s Future Skills Centre (FSC) and Exeter Airport.

The Minister heard how continued investment in aviation skills was increasing homegrown capability in the region and anticipating the aviation systems of the future, including the potential for all-electric aircraft as part of the Government’s Future Flight Challenge.

Aviation Minister Robert Courts said: “It is essential we continue exploring ways to maintain the UK’s competitive place in the aviation industry, but we must do so sustainably.

“I’ve been deeply inspired by my visit to Exeter Airport and Exeter College’s Future Skills Centre, which are building the aviation industry of the future by investing in talent across the region – levelling up the UK and putting the South West on a path to success.”

The recent visit started with a tour of Exeter Airport, which last year hosted the first hybrid electric aircraft flight between Exeter and Newquay.

The Minster was shown the airport’s radar room and air traffic control (ATC) centre, where ATC assistants are trained in-house, before touring the terminal and hearing how the airport has been ramping up for the start of a busy summer season.

He also visited aircraft engineering company Exeter Aerospace and heard about plans to establish a strong Aircraft Engineering Apprenticeship and Aircraft Traineeship programme with Exeter College, starting September 2022.

15 March, 2022

Emerald Airlines to operate Exeter Airport - Belfast City Airport route for Aer Lingus Regional

Emerald Airlines is all set to operate a new route between Exeter Airport and Belfast City Airport with effect from early May for Aer Lingus Regional. 

The route will operate up to five times per week and is part of a wider commitment by the carrier to Northern Ireland to ensure continuity of regional routes that have been operated previously by Aer Lingus, flyBe and British Airways.

Exeter Airport managing director, Stephen Wiltshire, welcomed the announcement, saying: “This is great news for South West travellers, and we are delighted to welcome Aer Lingus franchise partner Emerald Airlines on to the Belfast route in addition to its previously-announced Dublin service which starts next month. Belfast has proved to be a hugely popular destination as passengers look for an exciting city break, and particularly with the growth of the staycation market. It adds up to a wide range of domestic and sunshine routes available to passengers from Exeter Airport, with 28 direct destinations in nine countries for 2022.”

Conor McCarthy, Emerald Airlines CEO, said: “We want to be the airline of choice for customers travelling to and from Belfast City Airport, and with today’s announcement we are well-positioned to deliver on that objective. We’re keen to build upon our announcement today, with more flights, destinations, and great fares to follow in the very near future.”

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13 March, 2022

Exeter and Norwich reconnected by Loganair

Flights between Exeter and Norwich have resumed with Loganair operating the route twice a week providing a boost for both cities. The regional airline will fly on Mondays and Fridays until 25 March and then increase the schedule to four times a week with Wednesdays and Sundays added for the spring and summer season.  Loganair will use an Embraer ERJ145 regional jet with 49 seats on the route.

“We’re delighted that the link between Exeter and Norwich has returned, which is a key route for business, tourism and reconnecting family and friends.  The service re-establishes the connection between the South West of England and East Anglia, providing key domestic connectivity from Exeter aiding the boom in the staycation market with a short flight to Norfolk.” said: Stephen Wiltshire, Managing Director of Exeter Airport.

The full list of destinations reached directly from Exeter Airport in 2022 is: Cyprus (Paphos), France (Chambery), Greece (Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Zante), Ireland (Dublin), Lapland (Enontekio, Pajala), Spain (Alicante, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Malaga, Majorca (Palma), Menorca, Tenerife), Turkey (Antalya, Dalaman). Plus Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guernsey, Isles of Scilly, Jersey, Newcastle and Norwich in the UK.

Plus, Aer Lingus has timed its Exeter to Dublin flight to connect seamlessly with the carrier's transatlantic flights, with pre-clearance of all US immigration and customs inspections at Dublin Airport, prior to departure.  Key destinations include New York, Newark, Boston, Chicago, Washington and Toronto. 

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15 September, 2021

Exeter to Belfast flights extended to 2022

British Airways has extended its service from Exeter Airport to Belfast City Airport to March next year, the airline has confirmed.

The flights had been due to finish at the end of October but have been extended to March 25, 2022 and are bookable now.

The announcement is further good news for Exeter Airport which continues to grow its route network following the impact of the pandemic and the closure of regional airline Flybe in 2020.

Exeter Airport has 28 UK and international destinations for 2021/22, which is more than three-quarters of what it had in early 2020.

Already this month the airport has seen flights re-start to Rhodes and Paphos, Cyprus, and year-round flights to Lanzarote, together with flights to Majorca which recommenced in July, all with TUI.

Ryanair meanwhile operates year-round flights from Exeter to Alicante and Malaga, which re-started in June.

The Belfast service will continue to operate up to four days a week with one-way prices from just £39 and a flight time of just over an hour.  Top 5 things to do in Belfast

29 August, 2021

Hybrid Electric flight comes to South West England

Ampaire, a pioneer in hybrid electric aircraft technology, launches demonstration flights between Exeter Airport and Cornwall Airport Newquay this week, to advance the use of sustainable aviation, driving down costs and emissions on short regional routes.  The flights are part of a series of government-backed trials aimed at moving the UK towards green aviation.

Demonstration flights will be flown by its Electric EEL technology aircraft.  The EEL, a modified US-built six-seat Cessna 337 Skymaster, features a battery-powered electric motor at the front and conventional combustion engine at the rear, enabling a reduction in emissions and operating costs by as much as 30%.  The aircraft will fly between these two regional airports, 85 miles apart, on a combination of battery and piston power, collecting valuable data to monitor fuel savings, efficiency and noise.

Ampaire uses the EEL as an important research and development platform.  It is currently developing hybrid electric power train upgrades for 9- to 19-seat regional aircraft, including the Cessna Grand Caravan and Twin Otter.  It views the near-term opportunity to transform existing turboprop aircraft as the first step to fully electric aircraft, which will become feasible as battery technology advances.  

Ampaire Ltd heads a UK-based consortium created to explore regional electric aviation transport solutions.  Last year the team received £2.4 million from the UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) £30 million Future Flight Challenge towards the consortium’s £5 million 2ZERO programme.

2ZERO (Towards Zero Emissions in Regional Aircraft Operations) involves the operation of hybrid electric aircraft on regional routes in South West UK, together with a study of the ecosystem required to enable the future of electric aircraft within existing airport and airline operations.

26 July, 2021

Exeter Airport resumes Majorca holidays with TUI

Things are starting to move down at Exeter Airport which recently celebrated the return of TUI holidays to the Balearic Islands, with the first TUI flight of the Summer 2021 season departing for Majorca (Palma) on Tuesday 20th. 

The popular route will operate four times a week – on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday (with seasonal variations) – throughout the summer.

TUI has already confirmed its 2021/2022 schedule from Exeter Airport, with flights to Spain (Ibiza, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Majorca, Menorca, Tenerife), Greece (Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Zante), Cyprus (Paphos), and Turkey (Antalya, Dalaman) all set to resume.

In total, Exeter Airport has announced 28 domestic and international destinations in eight countries for 2021/22.

Steve Wiltshire, Operations Director at Exeter Airport, said: “We’re delighted to relaunch holidays to Majorca with TUI. Majorca is one of the most popular destinations from Exeter Airport, and it’s great to finally give holidaymakers longing to escape to the sun the opportunity to do so with all the ease and convenience of flying from their local airport.

“We’re working closely our airline partners to ensure safe travel through the airport, and we look forward to more routes returning over the coming weeks and months. We urge all passengers to consider their health and safety and show respect to fellow passengers by adhering to all safety measures. Above all else, we welcome the return of passengers to Exeter Airport and wish them a very happy holiday.”

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19 June, 2021

BA to start Belfast - Exeter route

Exeter Airport welcomes the news that British Airways will be starting four new domestic routes from Belfast this summer, which includes a service between Belfast City Airport and Exeter. 

The flights are scheduled to operate four times a week -  Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and are to be operated on Embraer E190 aircraft from BA CityFlyer. 

Tom Stoddart, the MD of BA CityFlyer said: “We’re delighted to announce these new services from Belfast, which will enhance our regional network and maintain vital connections between Northern Ireland and other key UK destinations.  We’re sure these routes will be popular with customers getting away for a UK holiday this summer, as well as those visiting friends and relatives, and we’ll continue to listen to their feedback about where they want to travel.”

Customers booking with British Airways can do so with absolute confidence, thanks to the airline’s flexible booking policy. Customers are able to exchange their booking for a voucher or move their dates without incurring a change fee if their plans change. 

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21 March, 2021

Exeter Airport 2021/22 schedule - the local airport's going places

Holidaymakers longing to escape to the sun have a wide choice of destinations on their doorstep with the launch of Exeter Airport’s annual destination guide, FLY. The launch follows surge of interest and bookings for 2021 and 2022 holidays, fuelled by the Government’s announced roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions.

FLY Exeter 2021-22 features 27 destinations in 7 countries. Returning for 2021 are the four Greek Islands, Corfu, Crete, Rhodes and Zante, as well as Paphos in Cyprus and six Spanish destinations including mainland Spain, the Balearics and Canary Islands. Passengers can also fly Dalaman in Turkey from May 2021 and nine UK destinations including Scotland and the Channel Islands.

Making a welcome return for winter 2021 are day trips and short breaks to Lapland and the Northern Lights, with a handful of year-round destinations offering the opportunity for winter sun.

Looking ahead to 2022, passengers can hit the slopes direct from Exeter Airport to Chambery, France, as well as Ibiza and Tenerife.

04 November, 2020

TUI UK releases plans for winter and next summer routes from Exeter Airport

TUI UK has launched winter 2021 and 2022 holidays from Exeter and is set to put summer 2022 holidays on sale from 5th November, with thousands of free kids’ places, low deposits from £75 per person and £0 deposit on direct debit bookings made online on offer. This comes as 86% of customers surveyed in September said they expect to have gone on holiday again by next summer – reinforcing the growing appetite for future travel post Covid-19.

With on-going travel corridor uncertainty for some regular favourites this winter, those craving sunshine during the coldest months have already booked for next winter, with strong demand in particular for Lanzarote, Tenerife and Gran Canaria so far from the five different destinations on sale from Exeter Airport. In fact, winter 2021 and 2022 will see a strong Canary Islands programme continue, with five flights there each week.

06 October, 2020

Aviation Maintenance Company Exeter Aerospace opens its doors at Exeter Airport

Exeter Aerospace is immediately looking to hire 100 aircraft mechanics, engineers and aviation professionals at their new facility

Dublin Aerospace Group, the aviation maintenance company based in Ireland, today announced that it has established Exeter Aerospace in the location of the former Flybe Maintenance Services at Exeter Airport.

Commenting on the launch, Conor McCarthy, Chairman & CEO of Dublin Aerospace Group said: “We are thrilled to have made Exeter the home of our first UK MRO (Maintenance Repair and Overhaul) Centre. The availability of the Hangars and Workshops there, combined with a phenomenal pool of local aviation and engineering talent, makes this a hugely attractive location for us.”

Dublin Aerospace operates a hugely successful Aircraft Overhaul facility in Dublin which specialises in Boeing 737, Airbus A320, and A330 families. Exeter Aerospace plans to complement this product range by specialising in the Embraer 170/190 Regional Jets, Bombardier Dash 8/Q400, and ATR 72 Turboprop families in Exeter. The Group also has major activities in Landing Gear and APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) Overhaul.

04 September, 2020

Flights from Exeter airport to Manchester and Jersey restart

Exeter Airport welcomes the return of flights to Manchester and Jersey this week, with both served by Blue Islands.

Services to Manchester and Jersey were core to the airport over a number of years, attracting thousands of regular travellers from the South West, serving business and leisure passengers.

Rob Veron, Blue Islands CEO said: “We are very pleased to reinstate two very popular routes from Exeter. The flights will initially operate three days a week, and for next summer we will increase frequencies with Manchester served three times a day and Jersey once a day.

29 August, 2020

Aer Lingus Regional’s new service between Exeter and Belfast City takes off

Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, launched on Friday, with the airline set to operate up to four weekly return flights from Exeter Airport to Belfast City Airport with fares starting from £34.99 one way including taxes. 

This route is the only flight from Exeter to the island of Ireland with Aer Lingus Regional, a new airline at Exeter Airport. This route will improve connectivity between Devon and Northern Ireland, as well as connecting the wider Southeast region to the island of Ireland. 

Following guidance from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Stobart Air has implemented a number of enhanced health and safety measures to protect staff, crew and passengers. New measures include: