A tale of two cities made more accessible by air
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Loganair is now offering flights between Exeter and Norwich in a move that it is hoped will improve business between the two cities.
Services between Exeter and Edinburgh will also recommence after they were shut down near the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic last year.
The new Norwich route will operate up to four times weekly, flying Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays.
Along with Edinburgh and Norwich, Loganair has stepped in to revive two other services from Exeter - Newcastle and Glasgow - which were lost through the collapse of Flybe in March 2020.
Kay Ryan, Loganair’s chief commercial officer, said: “We are thrilled to be launching our new Norwich-Exeter route and recommencing flights to Edinburgh.
“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.”
A 49-seat Embraer 145 regional jet will service the route with fares starting at £64 one-way from Exeter.
Claire Toze, Tourism Manager, Visit Exeter, said: “We look forward to welcoming visitors from Norwich to Exeter. Whether they’re visiting for business or leisure, Exeter has plenty to offer and it is also the perfect base from which to explore the rest of Devon.”
Melanie Cook, PR & marketing manager for VisitNorwich, said: “We are delighted that flights from Exeter to Norwich are resuming in time for summer 2021.
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“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, charming places to eat and drink with lots of pretty outside seating, 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.