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Record Breaking Figures for Airport

August 2008 - the busiest month in 70 year history

August was a record breaking month for passengers at Exeter International Airport.  Figures just released show that the airport had its busiest month in its 70 year history and 114,600 passengers either departed or arrived at the airport during the 31 days of last month.

The growth in all airport passenger traffic was up by 1% on the same month in 2007 with the passengers on the charter holiday routes rising by 3%.  

Jamie Christon, the airport’s Deputy Managing Director said; “We are absolutely delighted with the airport’s performance. The most popular destinations from Exeter were to Tenerife, Majorca, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria but there was a notable take up for the flights to Turkey and the twentieth year for our flights to Toronto have proved a great success. The Air Transat aircraft and the operator Canadian Affair have already guaranteed to provide the service in 2009.”

“Despite a slowing economy, we are seeing more and more local people flying from their local airport. August has really bucked the trend which is being experienced at other UK airports and we are especially pleased with the success of the based First Choice aircraft which has now completed its first full year in service at Exeter.”

“Feedback shows that our customers appreciate the convenience of flying locally and they are saving money by not having to drive hundreds of miles to another UK airport.”