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 welcome return of the Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh, and increased frequency to the Greek islands of Corfu and Zante, and the Antalya region on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, with twice weekly flights.

Countries reached directly from Exeter Airport include: Cyprus (Larnaca, Paphos), France (Bergerac, Chambery, Paris), Greek Islands (Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Zante), Malta, Netherlands (Amsterdam), Portugal (Faro), Spain (Alicante, Malaga), Spain – Balearics (Ibiza, Palma Majorca, Menorca), Spain – Canaries (Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenerife), Switzerland (Geneva) and Turkey (Antalya, Dalaman).

On the UK and Ireland front there are year-round flights to Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guernsey, Jersey, London City, Manchester and Newcastle, and seasonal flights direct to the Isles of Scilly. There are also short breaks or day trips to Lapland and the Northern Lights.

Exeter Airport handled more than one million passengers last year, capping six years of successive growth. Carriers operating from Exeter include Flybe, Ryanair and TUI.

Managing Director Matt Roach said: “We’re delighted to be publishing the latest edition of Fly Exeter with a host of ideas and inspiration for discovering the world with Exeter Airport.

“Whether it’s a fly-cruise, short break, summer sun, winter escapes or business links, our fantastic choice of direct flights and even more onward connections makes the world readily accessible, all with the ease and convenience of flying from your local airport.”

The start of the year is traditionally the busiest time for people to book their annual holiday. As well as the wide range of destinations, Fly Exeter 2020 showcases the benefits of flying local, including a quick journey to the airport, parking close to the terminal, short check-in and security times and total step-free access from the terminal entrance to flight boarding.

Exeter Airport is owned and operated by Regional & City Airports (RCA), part of Rigby Group plc.

RCA is the UK’s leading regional airport operator in terms of scale and operation, and also owns and operates Bournemouth, Norwich and Coventry airports, and holds management contracts for Blackpool, City of Derry and Solent airports.

In the year to March 2019, RCA welcomed 2.4m passengers and handled 227,000 flights, serving as gateway for the seven million people that live in the airports’ passenger catchment areas.

To download a copy of Fly Exeter 2020, click here.