Fewer Delays than Larger Airports

On-time departures better than bigger airports

On-time departures at Exeter Airport are better than bigger airports according to a Which? report using statistics from the CAA. Flybe, Ryanair and TUI operate the majority of flights from Exeter Airport and the airlines play a major part in keeping the delays to a minimum. The airlines and the airport aim to operate an []

D-Day 75 years ago

On 6 June 1944 the invasion began in the early hours and the 440th Troop Carrier Group despatched 47 Dakotas, each carrying paratroops of the 101st Airborne Division.

Airports Safety Week

AOA UK Airports Safety Week 13-19 May

The AOA UK Airports Safety Week involves 52 airports who are participating in various safety events and activities to increase awareness of safety and operations across the industry.  Exeter Airport is participating in this event and actively encouraging all staff to take part in as many activities as they are able to. These have included []

Ryanair launches new Alicante route

New winter flights from 29 October 2019

Ryanair is launching new winter flights from Exeter Airport to Alicante in Spain from 29 October 2019 with tickets on sale from today (12 April 2019).

Tenerife with TUI

Check out the Canary Island with year-round sunshine

Let us tempt you with our Tenerife TUI hoidays – with all the convenience of a local departure from Exeter Airport. A holiday hotspot Tenerife’s unerring reputation has been built on the back of decades of good reviews. One of the earliest came from Queen Victoria, who used to take her vacations here in the []

Regional trade mission hailed success for business

Regional Trade East meets West

The benefits of connecting regional economies in the UK has been highlighted by a successful trade mission to the South West by business leaders from Norfolk and Suffolk. A delegation of 20 visited the area to learn more about the region’s nuclear power and food and drink sectors, and to seek mutual business opportunities. After []

Work on new pre-flight area starts

Construction is underway for a new boarding gate area

Initial ground works are underway for the construction of a new boarding gate area ahead of a busy 2019 which will see the first ever series of flights from Ryanair. The passenger pre-flight waiting area is being built alongside the current boarding gates with a new entrance from the departure lounge. The project of improvements, []

Fewer trains – so take the plane

Tunnel trouble to London

There will be fewer trains to London on the West of England line from Monday 18 February until Friday 8 March 2019. The closure of a train tunnel between Exeter and Taunton will mean that journey times will be extended by up to an hour with diversions and a rail replacement transport. The planned upgrade []

Airport aims to help Alzheimer’s charity

Alzheimer’s Society is investing in research into dementia

The 2019 Exeter Airport Charity of the Year is the Alzheimer’s Society. To launch the year long association with the charity Exeter Airport Duty Manager Anna Wroth, who has special responsibility for the airport’s Assistance service, welcomed Claire Frost, the Alzheimer’s Society Community Fundraiser for the area, who handed over the badges used to promote []