About Exeter Airport
The first plane landed at Exeter Airport in 1937 and was carrying footage of the coronation of King George VI for screening in cinemas in the city. During World War II civilian services were halted and Exeter became an RAF Sector Station, opening up again in 1952 for commercial flights.
In 2013 the airport handled 741,465 passengers, travelling on both scheduled and charter flights, predominantly to domestic and European destinations. Several years ago there was a weekly service to Toronto with the now defunct Globespan. The airport has one runway and one terminal building.