Loganair, the UK’s largest regional airline, has today (12 July) launched a new direct service between Exeter and Norwich, enhancing its 2021 summer schedule.
The new route will operate up to four times weekly, flying Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, connecting business and leisure travellers alike.
Operated using a 49-seat Embraer 145 regional jet, the route will see fares starting at just £64 one-way from Exeter.
Kay Ryan, Loganair’s chief commercial officer, said: “We are thrilled to be launching our new Norwich-Exeter route and recommencing flights to Edinburgh today”.
“The services will provide essential connectivity for businesses as the economy begins to recover and allow loved ones from across the UK to finally reconnect”.
“We are committed to restoring domestic services and playing our key role as the UK’s largest regional airline, at a time when UK connectivity has never been more important.”
Richard Pace, Managing Director at Norwich Airport, said: “We’re delighted Loganair has now restored the link between Norwich and Exeter, which is followed by a new route to Edinburgh in July. These launches are great news for our airport and our region as we look to accelerate a safe return to flying and give a welcome boost to domestic tourism and our regional economies.”
Stephen Wiltshire, Operations Director at Exeter Airport, said: “It’s wonderful that Loganair has re-established the link between Exeter and Norwich, which is a key route for business, tourism and reconnecting family and friends kept apart by the pandemic. Importantly, this launch fills another gap left by the collapse of Flybe, with almost every domestic destination from Exeter now restored.”
Claire Toze, Tourism Manager, Visit Exeter: “We look forward to welcoming visitors from Norwich to Exeter. Whether they’re visiting for business or leisure, Exeter has plenty to offer, with numerous historic attractions, the beautiful quayside where you can take part in outdoor activities on and off the water, and top-quality local food & drink. It is also the perfect base from which to explore the rest of Devon. Dartmoor National Park lies to the west, and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast is just 10 miles away, with excellent rail and bus connections. Check out www.visitexeter.com for inspiration.”
Melanie Cook, PR & marketing manager, Visit Norwich: “We are delighted flights from Exeter to Norwich are resuming in time for summer 2021.
“We look forward to welcoming visitors from the Exeter area who will find a host of great things to do in Norwich. There’s wonderful shopping- independent and high street, charming places to eat and drink- with lots of pretty outside seating too, Norwich Market, museums, attractions and historic architecture. Norwich is a great all-round city and easy to navigate on foot.
“Anyone planning a break should check out visitnorwich.co.uk for lots of inspiration on how to make the most of a visit to Norwich, the City of Stories.”
Reservations for Loganair’s newly launched service between Norwich and Exeter can be made at www.loganair.co.uk, by calling Loganair’s Customer Contact Centre on 0344 800 2855 or via travel agents and travel management companies using all major global distribution systems. Note: Loganair flights operate under ‘Simple Steps to Healthy Flying’ protocols – details of which can be found at www.loganair.co.uk/travel-help/fly-safe/.