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Thomson adds Exeter to Rhodes flights for summer 2015

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: May 07, 2014

Thomson aircraft at Exeter

Thomson's Exeter-based aircraft will be flying to Rhodes next summer

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Tour operator Thomson is to launch an additional route from Exeter to the popular Greek island of Rhodes in summer 2015.

Exeter Airport’s managing director Matt Roach said: “The announcement that the 2015 Thomson and First Choice schedule will have Rhodes added to Crete and Corfu is very good news for those who enjoy the Greek islands and have requested a greater variety of destinations from their local airport.

"We are also very pleased that Thomson, with their Exeter based aircraft, continues to offer a great choice of both summer and winter holiday options.”

Thomson’s strategy of operating from a regional airport means that Exeter now has a total of 18 destinations on offer with the company for South West travellers.

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Karen Switzer, director of aviation planning for Thomson and First Choice, said: “The introduction of the new route to Rhodes demonstrates our commitment to Exeter Airport and the local area, and following the success of similar routes across a number of regional airports, we know that the demand is there.

“Expanding access to our portfolio of destinations and hotels is a key part of our overall strategy and we hope that this move will enhance the holiday experience for our customers.”

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  • FatboyUK  |  May 07 2014, 11:53AM

    Always nice to see a new destination added to Exeter's route network, but management should be focusing all their efforts on attracting a scheduled airline or airlines to replace services left by Flybe. A once weekly link to a Greek tourist spot isn't the priority right now.

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