• TOM6585 1645 TENERIFE South en route EXPECTED 1639

  • BE374 1745 MANCHESTER

  • BE1304 1755 LONDON CITY

  • BE311 1550 JERSEY / GUERNSEY DEPARTED 1559

  • BE1533 1810 AMSTERDAM

  • BE1305 1840 LONDON CITY

Offers & Promotions

Latest News


Archived News

For more information... click on the headline


Water Arc Welcome

Monday 28 November 2011

Exeter Airport played an important role in the celebrations to mark the delivery of Flybe's first two E175 jet aircraft when the airport fire service provided a spectacular water arc.

The arc, a traditional form of welcome for aircraft joining the fleet and the first for the airport, was created when two fire tenders on either side of the taxiway near the fire station sent water under high pressure 50 metres into the air.  Those watching the welcome included Flybe's Director of Engineering Stefan Kontorravdis and Andrew Strong, Managing Director of Flybe UK who commented: “The water arc is a tremendous sight and I’m particularly grateful to our friends at Exeter Airport for arranging such a great display.”

“The arrival of the first two new Embraer aircraft is a significant moment in Flybe’s history. The financing with BNDES, Brazilian Export Development Bank, secured all planned aircraft financing requirements through to July 2014 and is an important milestone for Flybe, sending out a very clear message that the business is in robust financial health.

"The aircraft will be in service in the next few weeks, once the relevant approval has been gained from the CAA, and I’m sure Flybe passengers around the UK and Europe will be impressed by the comfort, speed, reliability and performance of one of the world’s finest aeroplanes."

« Back to list


Also see:

Airport History
Airport War Years