Category: Announcement

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 []

Fridge flight for Tony Hawks

Devon-based author and comedian departs for start of new tour

Exeter Airport welcomed Devon-based best-selling author and comedian Tony Hawks today as he flew off to Belfast to embark on another exciting journey – with a fridge. Twenty years ago, Tony hit the Sunday Times bestseller list with his novel ‘Round Ireland with a Fridge’, which told the story of how he spent a month []

Flybe opens October onward bookings

Winter 2017/18 with 17 routes from Exeter

  The Flybe 2017/18 Winter programme from Exeter airport features 17 routes offering a choice of up to 101 flights a week. These include a choice of ski routes with the return of weekly flights to Geneva; winter sun routes; added frequency to Manchester and the airline’s fast, convenient weekday service to and from London []

Easter from Exeter

Busy period of travel around first bank holiday of 2017

With the first bank holiday of 2017 falling later this year, the school holidays have extended the busy Easter period of travel with many passengers having already departed to the destinations served by Exeter Airport. Some have used the ski flights to take advantage of any April snow in the Alps whist others have opted []

Walk Scilly in April

A week on the islands with expert walking guides

Try a fantastic week on the islands with expert walking guides leading the way. This April the Isles of Scilly have some 29 walks on offer across all five inhabited islands and three of the uninhabited islands. From Saturday to Friday (1-7 April) choose from the programme of walks and see the whole archipelago. Go []

Exeter at the top for over 50s

Saga survey rates regional airport experiance

New research by Saga Holidays shows that, when booking a holiday, flights from regional airports are the preferred option for the over 50s. In a poll of more than 10,300 over 50s, 62% of respondents had flown from regional airports in the past 3 years and when rating these by experience, as very good or []