FLYBE LAUNCHES NEW FLIGHTS TO EXETER

 Flybe launches new flights from Norwich to Exeter

Flybe has today confirmed the launch of new direct flights from Norwich Airport to Exeter Airport in Devon, saving hours on the equivalent journey by road or rail.

The new flights will operate six days a week from 24 March with one-way fares starting from just £17.49, available at www.flybe.com

The new route is being supported by the Government’s Regional Air Connectivity Fund. This supports routes that might not initially be commercially viable, giving airlines time to build passenger numbers and deliver more sustainable services.

Richard Pace, General Manager at Norwich Airport, said: “Today’s announcement is further good news for Norwich Airport and we think this route will be popular with business and leisure passengers because the equivalent journey by road or rail takes five to six hours. The fact that the Government is supporting the new service with its Regional Air Connectivity Fund is further recognition of Norwich Airport’s role as a key economic driver in our region.

“We are also looking forward to the start in March of new flights to Alicante and Malaga through our partnership with Flybe. These year-round services mark the first time in almost a decade that Norwich has offered scheduled sunshine flights to Spain.”

Norwich Airport announced last October that airport owners Regional & City Airports, the airport division of Rigby Group, had entered a partnership agreement with Flybe to introduce new sunshine flights using one of Flybe’s E195 118-seater jet aircraft. Flybe will also launch a new service from Norwich to Geneva later this year.

Regional & City Airports owns Exeter Airport, Norwich Airport and Coventry Airport.

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Notes to Editors

The timetable for the new flights to Exeter is as follows:

 

 

Monday - Friday

Sunday

 

Depart

Arrive

Depart

Arrive

Norwich to Exeter

15:20

16:40

12:20

13:40

Exeter to Norwich

12:05

13:15

10:45

11:55