Though Exeter is one of England's smaller commercial airports, it does handle hundreds of thousands of passengers per year, many of them going to (or coming from) popular holiday destinations in Europe. Flybe and Thomson Airways provide year-round service to various destinations, and a great deal of seasonal service is added (by both these two carriers and a number of others) during common holiday travel seasons. Seasonal carriers who depart from Exeter include Air Europa, Austrian Airlines, Freebird Airlines, Isles of Scilly Skybus, Thomas Cook Airlines and Eastern Airways.
Though Exeter is known as a launching point for holiday getaways, the majority of the traffic at the airport is taking advantage of the regular service to Glasgow.
Exeter is one of the few airports from which you can get service to the Isles of Scilly. This southernmost point of the United Kingdom is not as well-known a beach getaway destination as some, but it is popular among tourists for its natural beauty and for the variety of rare birds that can be seen migrating there in the fall.
Of course, if it's the beach you want, there are plenty of direct flight options from Exeter. Palma de Mallorca, Gran Canaria and Tenerife are all within easy access.
Exeter Airport is located just to the east of Exeter. If you're driving from the city, you can take Honiton Road (A30) directly there.
There is no rail service directly to the airport, but there are three stations within six miles: Exeter St. Davids, Exeter Central and Digby & Sowton. The London Paddington line connects to Exeter St. Davids, while the London Waterloo line connects to Exeter Central.
Local bus service is available to the airport by way of lines 56A and 56B of the Stagecoach Bus service. These lines run every day of the year, but the schedule is limited on Sundays and certain holidays.
The first 60 minutes of WiFi is free at Exeter Airport. After that, passengers are asked to pay by the hour.
An executive lounge is available and can be booked by ticketed passengers for a fee. Access is complimentary or at a reduced fee for holders of the Diners Club card, Dragon Pass, Priority Pass or for passengers who booked with Holiday Extras. The lounge opens when the first checked-in passengers arrive (up to 2 hours ahead of the day's first flight) and closes immediately after the day's last flight departs. Complimentary drinks and snacks are provided as well as unlimited free WiFi on a separate connection from the main airport. Passengers can hang out at the lounge for up to three hours.
You can grab a pre-security bite at the We Make cafe, which has the usual quick-serve menu of coffee, sandwiches and sweets. A sit-down restaurant and a bar are available post-security.
Additional services include duty-free shopping, cash machines, a conference room, and a gift and news shop.
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