Norwich to Exeter flights announced - and go on sale today

Exeter Cathedral. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Exeter Cathedral. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Tickets go on sale today for new flights connecting Norwich with the South West.

Richard Pace, General Manager of Norwich International. Pictured: Supplied

Richard Pace, General Manager of Norwich International. Pictured: Supplied - Credit: Supplied

Flybe has announced details of a new route between Norwich and Exeter, which has been launched thanks to the government's Regional Air Connectivity Fund.

The new one-hour service will be launched on March 24, with a choice of six flights a week.

Aviation minister Robert Goodwill praised the initiative for cutting travel time for passengers.

'Our smaller airports are vital engines for local economies, connecting the UK and opening up opportunities,' he said.

Both airports are owned by the Rigby Group, which bought Norwich International Airport in 2014.

Richard Pace, general manager at Norwich Airport, said the airport was also looking forward to the launch of flights to Alicante and Malaga in March.

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'These year-round services mark the first time in almost a decade that Norwich has offered scheduled sunshine flights to Spain,' he said.

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