Category: Announcement

‘Base of the Month’ again and again

Exeter Airport is TUI best ‘On Time Base’

The TUI Airline Thomson Airways On Time Departure Performance (OTP) at Exeter continues to be recognised as excellent, so much so that the team have recently celebrated winning the Airline’s OTP award for the third month running, a first for Exeter and Thomson. Exeter Airport has continued with its top performances and the ‘Base of []

Price Lock-Down fare option

Flybe offer online fare hold for up to 24 hours

Flybe has launched an improved ‘Price Lock-Down’ fare option which gives customers the opportunity to ‘hold’ their preferred online fare for 24 hours*. ‘Price Lock-Down’ guarantees that the price of a chosen flight itinerary is held so customers can check and finalise all their travel details before confirming and paying for their Flybe flight. The fee []

Globetrotter on the Moor Otters trail

Artistic statue spotting in Devon

Exeter Airport is playing its part in the Moor Otters Trail this summer. One hundred decorated otter statues were ‘released’ from Bovey Castle on Dartmoor last month and placed at a range of locations around the area. The decorated resin statues have been created by talented artists, mainly from the local region, and have become []

Record weekend for executive jet centre

XLR caters for growing corporate aircraft market

Exeter Airport’s XLR executive jet centre has reported one of its busiest ever weekends after the airport hosted a clutch of executive jets for the UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff and fleets of aircraft for the Torbay Air Show. XLR usually handles three or four corporate aircraft a day on average, but over the []

Eight new connections to France and Italy

Summer weekend flights via Southampton start

Flybe has started operating eight new routes to regional France and Italy from Exeter Airport via its new weekend leisure hub at Southampton. The seasonal flights operate each weekend through to 3rd September 2017 as part of the airline’s 2017 Summer schedule Operating on Saturdays throughout the summer, the majority of routes are brand new []

Red Arrows at Torbay Airshow

Airshow aircraft at airport on 3 & 4 June

The Torbay Airshow will take place over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th June. The Bay is a perfect location for a large coastal airshow with a stunning natural amphitheatre for viewing the aircraft. Displays will be centred on Paignton Green which also offers free entertainment for all the family. Exeter Airport will be []

80 years of flying marked by Lord Mayor

Celebratory plaque and cake cutting marks 80 years

The Lord Mayor of Exeter, Cllr Mrs Lesley Robson, has helped mark the 80 years of flying at Exeter Airport by unveiling a celebratory plaque which will be mounted in the terminal building. The ceremony was held almost 80 years to the day since the then Mayor of Exeter, Alfred Anstey, opened the airport on []

UK Airports Safety Week

New Fire Training Rig Inspected

Exeter Airport’s new Fire Training Rig was inspected today by a team of airport managers ahead of the official launch. The visit to the new equipment was in UK Airports Safety Week which is the Airport Operators Association (AOA) initiative to capture the imagination of a wide cross-section of airport stakeholders and to engage, inspire []

UK Airports Safety Week

Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Plod

Today members of staff from many Exeter Airport departments, equipped with plastic bags and protective gloves, took part in one of the regular events to check airside apron areas for Foreign Object Debris (FOD) escorted by a fire tender. UK Airports Safety Week is the Airport Operators Association (AOA) initiative to capture the imagination of []

UK Airports Safety Week

The AOA's focus on promoting a safety culture

UK Airports Safety Week is the Airport Operators Association (AOA) initiative to capture the imagination of a wide cross-section of airport stakeholders, including members of the public, and to engage, inspire and educate about how a safety culture can be effective. To mark the week in Exeter the airport’s Fire Service Manager Darren Kinsman-Moore has []