Commercial flights from Exeter are now available to book once more, with Ryanair recommencing routes to Alicante and Malaga from Saturday, 4 July 2020, followed by additional UK routes with Loganair later in the month and TUI routes from August.
Loganair arrives at Exeter Airport for the first time, operating routes to Edinburgh (from 24 July 2020) and Newcastle (10 August 2020), with the airport yet to confirm start dates for other regional and international flights.
TUI will recommence routes to Corfu, Dalaman, Heraklion, Lanzarote, Palma, Paphos, Tenerife and Zante from 1 August 2020.
Exeter Airport has remained open for medical and military flights and General Aviation throughout the coronavirus crisis and has welcomed the return of commercial flying with proactive measures in place to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and passengers.
Some of the measures which are currently in place at the airport include:
- Enhanced cleaning in the terminal and throughout the site
- Installation of additional hand sanitiser units
- Installation of floor markings and signage (where feasible) so passengers can maintain a safe social distance
- Protective desk screens and reduced capacity in public areas
- Access and egress restrictions (one-way system)
- Displaying the latest public health information throughout the airport, including regular announcements
Matt Roach, Managing Director of Exeter Airport said: “The safety and well-being of our staff and passengers is our number one priority. We are continuing to rigorously implement all Government guidance and remain in regular contact with all relevant authorities. In the middle a difficult period for aviation and UK business as a whole, a return to commercial flying marks the first signs of recovery and gives a much-needed boost to regional and international air connectivity. We’re delighted to get going again, and in particular to welcome Loganair to Exeter Airport for the first time, particularly as it secures key routes to Newcastle and Edinburgh for our region and customers.”