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Check-in, Transfer & Departure

Checking-in | Departure Procedures | Flight Transfer | Check List | VAT refund document


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Check-in (Flybe)

Departing passengers are requested to attend the self service kiosk, then the automated baggage check-in for hold baggage, in the Main Terminal Building (Departures) at the time stipulated by the airline (Flybe) with passport or photo ID

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Check-in (other airlines)

Departing passengers are requested to attend the check-in desks in the Main Terminal Building  at the time stipulated by the airline (Thomson or Skybus) with passport or photo ID

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Check-in open/closure

  • Chartered Holiday Flights - (open 2.5 hours ahead of flight time)
    Check-in closed 60 mins ahead of flight time
  • International Scheduled - (open 2 hours ahead of flight time)
    Check-in closed 45 mins ahead of flight time
  • Domestic Scheduled - (open 2 hours ahead of flight time)
    Check-in closed 30 mins ahead of flight time

Terminal open/closure

The Terminal is open for check-in up to three hours ahead of the departure of the first flight of the day.

The Terminal may close following the last aircraft movement of the day if check-in is not open. 

Passengers may wish to use the on-site hotel: Hampton by Hilton.


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Departure Procedures

  • Official airport car parks are recommended and booking in advance for discount rates.
  • Exeter Airport has just one terminal with check-in, the security search area, the departure lounge and boarding gates in close proximity to each other.
  • Departing passengers should attend the appropriate check-in desk (or use the self-service check-in) in the main terminal building, with the appropriate travel documents, before the minimum check-in time stipulated by the airline or holiday company.
  • Passengers should be aware that smoking is not permitted anywhere within the airport buildings.
  • The boarding card issued at check-in will be required at the security search area and at the boarding gate.
  • The land-side facilities include a café, shop and the currency exchange and after security search the air-side facilities include the departure lounge, café, bar, restaurant and shops.
  • Passengers should follow the Departures signs to the security search area in good time for the flight and allow time for possible delays during busy processing periods.
  • Passengers will be advised on the flight information screens and on the PA system when to attend the appropriate boarding gate area.
  • Mobile phones should not be used when boarding the aircraft.
  • Passengers will be asked to use the supervised green walkways when boarding the aircraft or the air-side bus where the aircraft stand is remote from the terminal.
  • Passengers are advised that appropriate clothing is recommended for the transfer from the terminal to the aircraft during inclement weather as this airport does not operate air bridges.


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Flight Transfer

For onward flights passengers should:
  • Collect baggage from the reclaim belt
    unless there is an onward arrangement with the airlines
  • Follow Flight Transfer signs and walk out of the Arrivals building
  • Enter the Departures building (50 metres)
  • Check-in for the onward flight at either the Self Service Kiosk (flybe) or at one of the Check-in desks (Skybus desk 10)  

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Check List



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VAT Refund Document

  • Passengers who have used a UK retailer participating in the VAT Retail Export Scheme, who are going to a final destination outside the EC, should post the refund document in the HM Customs & Excise post box situated in the check-in hall near the cafe.
  • Customs officials will collect it and if all requirements have been met, they will contact the retailer to arrange the VAT refund.
  • Please also see: hmrc.gov.uk