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Ryanair expands flights from Exeter Airport

Ryanair, Europe’s No1 airline, is expanding its schedule from Exeter Airport with the launch of new flights to Portugal. 

The twice weekly flights to Faro, capital of southern Portugal’s stunning Algarve region, start from 4th June next year and run throughout the summer to late October. Tickets are on sale now at ryanair.com 

The new service adds to Ryanair’s year-round flights to Alicante and Malaga in Spain from Exeter Airport. The last time flights operated from Exeter to Faro was in 2019, with Flybe. 

Stephen Wiltshire, managing director of Exeter Airport, said: “This is great news for passengers and adds another great destination to Exeter Airport’s schedule for next summer. Faro has always been a popular route and I’m sure passengers will be delighted to see its return.” 

Dara Brady, Director of Digital & Marketing, Ryanair said: “We are pleased to announce this new from Exeter to Faro for Summer ’23, giving our Exeter customers greater choice when planning their upcoming summer holidays to the beaches of the Algarve.”

Exeter Airport is currently offering winter sunshine breaks with year-round flights to Alicante, Lanzarote, Malaga and Tenerife, and flights to Gran Canaria until mid-April. Weekly ski flights to Chambery run until 18th March, and the airport has year-round flights to Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Guernsey and Jersey.

The airport’s Dublin flights, launched last year, are growing in popularity as more people realise they can connect seamlessly via Dublin to America and Canada with flights to New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington and Toronto. Passengers can pre-clear US immigration in Dublin, which means they are treated as domestic arrivals in the USA. 

Exeter Airport saw passenger numbers hit 50,000 last August for the first time in three years, as air travel bounced back after the pandemic. Exeter was unaffected by the lengthy delays seen at larger UK airports.

Here is the full list of destinations available from Exeter Airport in 2023 and beyond: 

  • Cyprus: Paphos 
  • France: Chambery 
  • Greece: Corfu, Crete, Rhodes, Zante 
  • Lapland: Enontekiö, Pajala 
  • Spain: Alicante, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Majorca, Malaga, Menorca, Tenerife 
  • Portugal: Faro 
  • Turkey: Antalya, Dalaman 
  • UK & Ireland: Belfast, Dublin (with seamless connections to the USA and Canada), Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guernsey, Isles of Scilly, Jersey, Newcastle 
  • Special Departures: Arctic Circle 

To view the current schedule from Exeter Airport, click here