Exeter Airport says passenger numbers are back to pre-recession levels.
Latest monthly figures show continued growth with 800,000 passengers in a 12 month period for the first time since 2009.
The Managing Director says the following changes have also helped
- Flybe's London City route which started nine months ago
- Extra services to Manchester with Flybe
- The return of the Newcastle service
- The latest route to Deauville Normandy, which started in June
The company predicts that, with the extension of the Flybe summer season for the Alicante, Malaga and Palma Mallorca flights, the rise in passengers through Exeter will continue.
Flights from Exeter airport to France have had to be cancelled because of industrial action.
Exeter based airline Flybe has cancelled sixteen flights to Paris due to the 48 hour strike by French air traffic controllers. UK carriers will cancel 40% of their flights to France today and tomorrow.
The Exeter based airline Flybe has confirmed that it always has two members of the crew present in the cockpit at all times during a flight. Many airlines are reviewing their policy in the light of the tragedy in the French Alps.
Business in the region has received a major boost with the news that Exeter Airport is to host flights to some of the biggest continental holiday destinations. It follows a change of heart by airline Flybe which had previously axed the routes.
The decision means holidaymakers will be able to fly directly from the West Country to the Mediterranean.
Flights to and from Alicante, Faro, Malaga and Palma were going to be scrapped - but the airline now says they'll be back in March.
Flybe is starting flights between Exeter and London City Airport for the first time. The service will run a three times a day - and the first left just after 6.30am this morning.
The company says that it will consider increasing the number of routes if there's the demand.
Exeter-based airline Flybe has announced its first profits in four years.
They've made a pre-tax profit of £8.1 million for the year to March, a significant improvement on last year's £41 million pound loss.
Flybe recently announced it will run three services a day between Exeter and London from October.
Exeter-based airline Flybe has announced plans to run services three times a day to London. For passengers it means the return of a direct link from Devon to the capital. Flybe is Europe's largest regional airline, but it's suffered in the past 18 months.
It's had to cut its budget by £40 million and make 450 staff redundant. Our Business Correspondent Seth Conway reports.
Flybe has announced plans to run services three times a day from Exeter to London City Airport. It means passengers will have a direct link from Devon to the capital. It's part of a £150 million expansion programme to extend services from the terminal in London's docklands.
The Exeter-based airline Flybe is launching new branding today.
The regional airline's new purple livery will be shown for the first time with a special flight from Exeter to Manchester.