Blue Islands survey seeks views on future air travel

Blue Islands has launched a survey to understand how we each feel about air travel, and when conditions allow, the factors that are likely to be important when choosing to fly again. Rob Veron, CEO, Blue Islands, said: “Whilst we may not have been operating as normal over the recent weeks, we are using this time to []

Loganair set to fly from Exeter for the first time

Routes to Edinburgh and Newcastle begin in July

Loganair today announced it will fly from Exeter Airport for the first time from the start of July. Included are routes from Exeter to Edinburgh commencing on July 6, and to Newcastle starting on July 20. A one-stop service to Aberdeen via Newcastle also starts on that date. The Edinburgh service flies five times per []

Manchester flights continue with Blue Islands

Blue Islands has today announced it will operate multiple daily flights between Exeter and Manchester as the regional airline continues to maintain essential regional connectivity. Rob Veron, CEO Blue Islands said, “We understand the importance of regional connectivity, with 120,000 passengers flying between Exeter and Manchester in 2019 we have reacted quickly to maintain these []

Blue Islands secures Jersey route

Blue Islands secures Exeter routes for Jersey passengers Blue Islands will operate the route from Jersey to Exeter. The year-round services will commence on Wednesday 11 March. The flights will help to secure and maintain the island’s connectivity following the collapse of Flybe. Flights can be booked at the website or by calling 0203 7443689 []

Aurigny safeguards the Guernsey service

Aurigny maintains Guernsey’s essential air services by launching a new Exeter route Aurigny is pleased to announce that it will be launching a direct air service from Guernsey to ensure essential island connections with Exeter are maintained following the collapse of Flybe.  The first new Exeter service is from Thursday 12 March: 1 x daily []

Loganair safeguards Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle routes.

Loganair, Scotland’s Airline, has reacted to the closure of Flybe by announcing plans to safeguard UK regional connectivity by taking up 16 routes formerly flown by Flybe. The airline will be adding nearly 400 new flights each week and has opened a special recruitment line for former Flybe employees seeking to continuing their aviation careers []

Alzheimer’s Society benefit from link with airport

Following the twelve month association with Exeter Airport as Charity of the Year, the Alzheimer’s Society have received the total in cash donations of over two thousand pounds. With coin collection points around the airport, including shops and catering outlets, the charity has benefited from the generosity of the travelling public who wanted to help []

Escape to the sun in 2020

Holidaymakers longing to escape to the sun have a huge choice of destinations on their doorstep with the launch today (January 20) of Exeter Airport’s annual destination guide. Fly Exeter 2020 features 36 destinations in 13 countries, with hundreds more worldwide through major hubs including Manchester, Dublin, Paris and Amsterdam. New for 2020 is the []

Flights after Brexit

The UK is on track to enter a transition period after Brexit but flights will operate as normal and passengers can continue to travel as they do now until at least the end of December 2020. The heads of the European Commission and Council have signed the Withdrawal Agreement and the UK will leave the []

Scrap Air Passenger Duty plea from airport CEO

Andrew Bell, Chief Executive of Regional & City Airports (RCA), has called for the government to cut the tax on passenger flights between UK destinations during an interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme. The government is under pressure to cut Air Passenger Duty (APD) on domestic flights – a measure that RCA has long []