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Exeter to Norwich service takes off

Flybe and franchise partner Loganair yesterday officially re-launched a direct daily service between Exeter International Airport and Norwich.

The service, which has returned after a two-year absence, will now operate seven days per week using a 31-seater Dornier 328 fast turboprop.

The future of the service is looking promising with a 2000-strong advance ticket take-up ahead of the launch.

With a flight time of just one hour and 15 minutes, the service is perfect for both leisure and business users as the average driving time between Exeter and Norwich can be between six and eight hours.

Commenting on the launch, Loganair’s Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Hinkles said: “Today’s launch is a significant step in the development of Flybe’s network of services, which again include the route to and from Exeter International Airport.

“We were delighted with the level of advance ticket sales ahead of the launch and are confident the re-instatement of this daily route will offer our customers a speedy and cost-effective service between Exeter and Norwich.

“As well as helping to create 15 new jobs in Norwich, the return of this important regional route is great news for the local economies of both Exeter and Norwich.”

The daily service will depart from Exeter from 1pm, 4.35pm on Sundays, while inbound flights from Norwich will leave at 11.15am Monday to Saturday and 2.50pm on Sundays.