Exeter International Airport’s July passenger figures have been recorded as the highest month ever in the airport’s 70 year history.
Last month 112,301 people used the airport, a rise of five and a half percent on the previous year. The announcement of the figures highlights the popularity of the local airport and comes eight months after the take-over by Regional and City Airports.
The new routes of Aberdeen and Amsterdam together with Avignon, Nice and Rennes, introduced at Exeter by Flybe since last year, accounted for eight and a half thousand passengers during the month. Over one thousand extra passengers were on the Malaga flights during July but the greatest increase has been with the Turkish destinations, where an extra two and half thousand holiday makers used the Antalaya, Bodrum and Dalaman routes.
Jamie Christon, Exeter International Airport’s Commercial Director, said; “This announcement shows the community’s continued support for the airport and we are delighted with the record breaking figure. The airport’s increased choice of routes and the improved facilities are reasons for the successful month but people also appreciate the simplicity of travel from their local airport with the easy access and parking, together with the shorter queuing times than at many airports for check-in and security search.”
Mr Christon continued, “Our scheduled services are well supported and we are one of the few airports in the UK to see an increase in package bookings where we have experienced a ten percent increase so far this year.”