As the school holidays get underway Exeter Airport is stepping up a gear to deal with an anticipated 10,000 outbound passengers per week until September.
Seats on Friday’s flights to Menorca, Corfu, Dalaman, Alicante and Paris have all been fully sold and Saturday’s departures to Palma, Ibiza, Gran Canaria and Innsbruck are also booked up.
Devon’s inbound tourist traffic is also using the airport in greater numbers with a busy new Dusseldorf route and a series of special charter flights from Vienna starting in August bringing 180 visitors per week to the region.
Exeter Airport’s managing director Jamie Christon said: “We expect the summer holiday period to be very busy. Turkey and Bulgaria are proving very popular with holidaymakers who are looking for non-Euro value-for-money and we will welcome a new holiday company this weekend (Holidays4U) with an aircraft operating to Dalaman. This brings our flights to Turkey up to six per week.”