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Easter from Exeter

Busy period of travel around first bank holiday of 2017

With the first bank holiday of 2017 falling later this year, the school holidays have extended the busy Easter period of travel with many passengers having already departed to the destinations served by Exeter Airport.

Some have used the ski flights to take advantage of any April snow in the Alps whist others have opted for flights to the sunshine in the Canaries and mainland Spain with Alicante and Malaga flights now operating all year round. The dozen domestic flights also now include a fourth daily service to the Manchester hub offering greater connectivity to worldwide destinations. Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad and Virgin Atlantic now give South West passengers the opportunity to depart from Exeter to their final destination which could be across the world in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Hong Kong or China.

Matt Roach, Exeter Airport’s managing director said: “Our increase in passenger numbers in recent months has been the best growth for nine years and this Easter is the busiest period of the year so far with around 17,500 passengers using a wide range of outbound and inbound services this week.”

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