Exeter Airport

Exeter International Airport –Way to Enter South West England


A public airport serving Exeter in Devon, Exeter International Airport is at an elevation of 31 meters above sea level and is currently operated by Exeter and Devon Airport Limited. Located at a distance of 6.4 km from city center and 270 km from London, the Exeter International Airport currently has a single runway which measures 2,076 meters in length. Operating under the CAA Public Use Aerodrome License, the airport operates schedule passenger as well as charter flights across United Kingdom and Europe. In the year 2014, the airport handled 767,404 passengers and 32,852 aircrafts, making it one of the busiest airports in the region. The Exeter International Airport is located at Clyst Honiton in the District of East Devon in South West England.      


The airport was officially inaugurated on 31st May 1937 and at that time a tent terminal was used. Since its inauguration Jersey Airlines operated eight flights per week from Jersey in de Havilland DH84 Dragons to the Exeter Airport. During the Second World War the airport was under the wing of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain and the airport was extensively used as RAF Exeter by United States Army Air Forces. After the war, the airport was retained by Fighter Command and a French Supermarine Spitfire squadron who stayed here till November 1945 and the airport was finally made available for civil use and Ministry of Civil Aviation took official charge on 1st January in 1947. The airport got its new terminal in 1980’s. Since then the airport has been renovated multiple times to accommodate the growing number of passengers.


At present Aegean Airlines, Air Europa, Air Malta, Flybe, Isles of Scilly Skybus, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways are the only airlines that operate seasonal charter as well as passenger services to and from the Exeter International Airport. Royal Mail operated by West Atlantic currently operates cargo flights from the Exeter International airport.


While the Exeter International Airport had been nominated multiple times for various awards, but till now it has not received any. Some of the nominations are mentioned below –

·         Nominated for Best UK Airport at the 2012 Globe Travel Awards

·         In 2010, the airport was shortlisted for an excellence award in the British Air Transport Association (BATA) category for airports handling less than six million passengers.

Routes and Destinations

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Malta, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Palma de Mallorca, Alicante, Jersey, Dublin, Newcastle, London, Paris, Geneva, Glasgow, Ibiza and Rhodes are among the destinations, which are currently connected to and from the Exeter International Airport.

Why Fly Through This Airport

How to Check-in

Passengers flying from the Exeter International airport have multiple options of check-in.  Web check-in and mobile check-in can be done 24 hours prior to the departure and you can get your boarding pass printed in order to save the hassle at the airport. At the airport many check-in desks as well as self-check-in-counters are available for the passengers. Counters open 2.5 hours before departure of chartered flights, 2 hours before schedule departure of international flights as well as domestic flights. Closing time is 60 minutes for chartered flights, 45 minutes for international flights and 20 minutes for domestic flights. If you fail to check-in within the postulated time frame, then the airline has the right to deny boarding.

Baggage Allowance

Every airline that flies to and from the Exeter International Airport may have a different policy regarding baggage allowance, so it is advisable to speak to the airline in case of any confusion. While the baggage limit may vary, passengers are not allowed to check-in anything which is more than 32 kg of weight. Anything which exceeds 56cm x 45cm x 25cm dimension is not allowed to be carried as and baggage. In case you are travelling with excess baggage, you can pre book it online at a lower rate or you can pay penalty for the same at the airport (prices are generally higher).


Seats can be booked online at an extra cost and this facility is available with most of the airline flying in and out of Exeter International Airport. Since at the airport seats are allotted at a first come first serve basis, airlines do not guarantee the seat of your choice. Hence, if you are looking for a specific seat, make sure you pay a nominal fee and book it.

Booking Fee

Policy regarding booking charges, cancellation or modification may vary from one airline to the other. In case of any query, reach out to the airline directly. Passengers can conveniently book their tickets online by paying a small service fee. Tickets can also be purchased at the airline’s counter at the airport or from the office of the airline in your city, without the convenience fee.



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 Airport Contact Details

Exeter Airport

EX5 2BD,

Tel:+44 (0)1392 367433
Fax:+44 (0)1392 364593


Exeter and Devon Airport Limited

 Location Details

Longitude:3° 25' 18'' W
Latitude:50° 44' 3'' N

 Airport Location

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