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Airport Profile | Fees & Charges and Financial Reports | Standards & Policies | Airport Byelaws | Regulatory Bodies | Airport Usage | Future Development

Airport Profile

Exeter Airport is operated by Exeter and Devon Airport Limited (EDAL) and is owned by the Rigby Group plc.  Regional and City Airports (RCA) are responsible for the operation of the group's airport interests. The Rigby Group announced their acquisition of Exeter Airport on 26 June 2013 from Balfour Beatty, who were the owners following the sale of the airport by Devon County Council in January 2007.

The Management Team, together with over 250 members of staff, oversee the daily running of the airport.

Exeter Airport's primary function is the management, delivery and operation of land-side and air-side services which enable passengers to move through the airport terminal, and to and from aircraft, in a safe manner with minimal delay and disruption. Exeter Airport is committed to monitoring and improving performance in all aspects of service delivery and meet the requirements of the airlines and other users, whilst complying with the demands of the regulatory bodies, and with due regard for Environmental issues.

EXT is Exeter Airport's IATA (International Air Transport Association) code. The IATA code is used for airline timetables, reservations, and baggage tags.
EGTE is Exeter Airport's ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) code. The ICAO code is used by pilots, air traffic control and flight-tracking services.  

The airport is five miles from the city of Exeter and is situated adjacent to the A30, close to junction 29 of the M5 motorway. As well as the already established Exeter Airport business park, the surrounding Growth Point area includes the new town of Cranbrook, the Exeter Science Park, the Skypark business park, the Flybe Academy and the Hampton by Hilton 120 bedroom hotel for the airport.

The Airport News page shows events of recent months and Archived News of recent years. Airport History tells of the airport's interesting past since it was opened in 1937 and the part it played during World War II is documented in the Airport War Years. The airport also has listings on Wikipedia, Facebook and Twitter.

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Fees & Charges and Financial Reports

  • The Schedule of Charges and Terms of Use document has details aircraft and airline Fees & Charges which are updated annually on 1 April. 
    Fees should be settled with the airport's Finance Department or Flight Briefing for General Aviation (GA). 

  • Passenger Taxes and Charges are detailed in the Passenger Information section. Exeter Airport does not require passengers to pay an additional charge, sometimes referred to as an Airport Development Fee (ADF).

  • Financial reports and other business details for EXETER AND DEVON AIRPORT LIMITED (Company No. 02148705) are held by Companies House.

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Standards & Policies

The airport operates to a set of standards and policies for the delivery and operation of a range of airport land-side and air-side services including ground handling, security, refuelling, air traffic control and rescue and fire services. It is a major and continuing priority to maintain and adhere to the Company Integrated Management System (CIMS) Policy.

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BSi Certification

BSI Standards is the UK's National Standards Body (NSB) and works to facilitate the production of British, European and international standards.

Following rigorous British Standard (BSi) assessments, International Standards certification for Environmental Management, Quality Management and Occupational Health & Safety Management has been achieved:

  • Environmental Management
    ISO 14001 certificate

  • Quality Management
    ISO9001 certificate

  • Occupational Health 
    & Safety Management

    OHSAS 18001 certificate

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Safety & Sustainability

Exeter Airport sees safety and sustainability as a collective responsibility and recognises that profitable markets, healthy communities and environmental limits are not competing interests but are shared outcomes that closely align with one another.
The Safety Policy states that the airport recognises and accepts responsibility to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, that the airport is safe for use by aircraft. The General Public Safety document also states that there is a policy to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety of all users of the airport and the Employees Safety document states that the airport recognises and accepts its responsibilities as an employer to provide, so far as is reasonably practicable, a safe working environment for all of its employees and to ensure their safety whilst on the premises. Exeter Airport also operates a programme of Zero Harm to develop and promote safety.  Under the scheme the airport will ensure that it operates in a safe and secure manner with the constant involvement of all staff, its airlines and airport partners.
The Safety & Sustainability Charter states our aim to make a positive contribution to the local economy and by working with our partners, through mutual agreement, meet the needs of our operation and the community without detriment to our neighbours or the environment.

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Supplier Code of Conduct

Exeter Airport is committed to ensuring that everything we do is ethical and lawful, that working conditions are safe, and that we are environmentally responsible. The Supplier Code of Conduct is a set of principles that we expect all suppliers to work within and full commitment to this code or equivalent is a condition of doing business with us.

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Airport Byelaws

Exeter and Devon Airport Limited in exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 63 of the Airports Act 1986 and section 37 of the Criminal Justice Act 1982 and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, have in place Byelaws (Byelaws Map) which shall apply within Exeter Airport.

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Regulatory Bodies

The Civil Aviation Authority together with Department for Transport set down guidelines for the operational procedures at the airport.

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Airport Usage

Exeter as been one of the greatest airports for growth in passenger numbers in the UK during the past few years and the usage is documented in the CAA UK Airport Statistics.

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Future Development

The Department for Transport's White Paper, "The Future of Air Transport" has set out a strategic framework for the development of airport capacity in the United Kingdom and it states that Exeter, "has a distinctive role in serving the local catchment area and there is significant scope for development without major environmental impacts". The airport's future development is in accordance with the DfT's Airport Master Plans Guidance - Regulatory Impact Assessment. The Masterplan provides a mechanism for explaining a future strategic framework and sets out proposals for major infrastructure development.

The Exeter Airport Master Plan details runway and terminal capacity constraints which include aircraft size, scheduling, environmental and safety issues.

The local planning authority, East Devon District Council, will also oversee all future development and the airport will take into account the Environmental Issues.