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Swansea Airport announces scheduled flights to Exeter

Swansea Airport has announced the return of scheduled services from the Fairwood Common airport for the first time in over 20 years.

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In a statement on social media, the airport said:Swansea Airport are pleased to announce that Scheduled Services will re-launch from Swansea Airport this year!

“The end of March will see the start of services between Exeter & Swansea, joining the airport with Exeter provides interchange access to airports across the UK as well as the Channel Islands, Ireland and Spain.

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“This is the first step in a long planned improvement plan for the airport which will see further infrastructure & services returning to the Airport over the year.”

Details of the new route, including the operator, frequency and pricing have not yet been announced, however Biggin Hill-based airline Air Alderney have been touted as a potential operator of the flights.

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The last scheduled services from the airport stopped back in 2004 after the now defunct Air Wales moved its operations to Cardiff Airport, before ceasing in 2006.

The airport, which was built in 1941 as RAF Fairwood Common in the Second World War is currently owned by Swansea Council and leased to former Air Wales director, Roy Thomas.

Thomas’ company Swansea Airport Ltd has just had its lease renewed by the council prior to the route announcement.

(Lead image: Google Maps)

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