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Exeter Airport Parking

You can save a great deal on parking at Exeter Airport by pre-booking with Purple Parking. We can arrange off-airport parking at a reasonable and competitive price with our parking partners Flyparks Meet & Greet and Grange Park & Fly.

Flyparks store your car at their secure car park located about 3 miles from the airport. They provide a Meet & Greet service which offers secure parking and the convenience of dropping your car off at the airport. Grange Park & Fly is a Park & Ride service which offers secure parking with frequent courtesy transfers to and from the airport which take about 7 minutes.

Exeter Airport is located 5 miles east of Exeter city centre and is easily accessible by car. The airport and can be found on the A30 which can be accessed from JUNCTION 29 of the M5.

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Parking Services at Exeter Airport

At Exeter Airport, Purple Parking offers Meet & Greet services operated by:

With the Meet & Greet service, just drive yourself to Exeter Airport where you will be met by a chauffeur from Flyparks Meet & Greet. The chauffeur will collect your vehicle and take it to a secure car park nearby, where it will stay for the duration of your trip. When you return, call the car park as soon as possible after landing and a chauffeur will be waiting to hand your vehicle back to you once you have cleared the airport terminal.

We also offer Park and Ride services operated by:

With Park & Ride, simply drive yourself to Grange Park & Fly which is located just 3 miles from the airport. Once you have parked, load your luggage on to the courtesy transfer bus, then sit back and relax whilst you are driven to the airport terminal. On your return, a courtesy bus will take you straight back to the car park and your car which will be ready for you to collect.

Facilities at Exeter Airport

The facilities on offer at Exeter International Airport include those for business travellers, children and the disabled. There is reliable and regular public transportation available to and from Exeter International Airport and there are regular train services to Exeter city centre. Connections to the airport can be made by bus or taxi and there are car rental offices in the terminal.

About Exeter Airport

Exeter International Airport is one of the UK’s fastest growing airports which offers both scheduled and holiday charter flights within the UK, Europe and Canada.

  • Exeter International Airport services the travel needs of over 1million passengers a year and been one of the greatest for growth in passenger numbers in the UK during the past few years.
  • The airport is situated five miles from Exeter city centre and one and a half miles from the M5 motorway.
  • Exeter International Airport is the home to low-cost airline, Flybe.
Exeter International Airport’s vision is to be "The Airport of choice for the South-West."

The History of Exeter Airport

In January 1932 the Exeter Corporation identified a suitable site for a Municipal Airport, at Waterslade Farm near Clyst Honiton. However being unable to purchase the site by agreement, they issued a Compulsory Purchase Order to the landowners which was duly authorised by the Secretary of State. A landing ground was subsequently prepared and the Air Ministry granted a licence to the Authority at the end of May 1937. By this time there were 37 Municipal aerodromes, 32 of which, including Exeter, had customs facilities. As the Air Ministry officially acknowledged that an aerodrome with customs facilities was an ‘airport’, Exeter Airport was officially created.

A new company, Exeter Airport Ltd was formed to operate the airport on behalf of Exeter City Council. The first air service to take place on 31st May 1937 was a Jersey Airways flight. Operations were conducted from a ‘tented’ terminal as the new terminal building was incomplete. The airport was officially licensed for public use on 9th September 1937 and was formally opened by the Air Minister on 20th July 1938 when the first stage of the terminal building had been completed. During 1938 Exeter Airport handled 379 passengers and by the outbreak of World War II in September 1939 passenger services from the Channel Islands, Devon, Cornwall, the Scilly Isles and Southern England were operating from Exeter.

Civil air services were withdrawn soon after the outbreak of the war and Exeter became an RAF station for the duration of the war. On January 1st 1947, the airport was transferred to the Ministry of Civil Aviation and services resumed albeit slowly due to the austere conditions that post-war Britain was experiencing. Jersey Airways resumed operations in the early 1950’s and a number of smaller operators also began using the airport. Exeter Airport was acquired by The Ministry of Defence (Air) in 1958.

The airport was sold by the Ministry of Defence in April 1972 to a consortium consisting of Devon County Council, Exeter City Council and Torbay Council which became the 'new' Devon County Council after the government reorganisation of councils in 1974. A year earlier, Brymon Airways had begun operating services from Exeter to the Scilly Isles and BEA planes began to be used for charter services to Austria. In 1981 work began on strengthening and extending the airport’s main runway. A new visual control room was also built to replace the previous wartime structure. During the following year a new fire station was built and improved passenger facilities were introduced at the terminal.

Exeter Airport celebrated its 60th Diamond Anniversary in July 1998 and the following year Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal officially opened the airport’s new arrivals building on 2nd June 1999. The new arrivals facility included separate domestic and international arrival areas as well as improved waiting facilities for meeting and greeting passengers. A new £950,000 Departure Lounge was opened in June 2003. The growth of the all inclusive 'charter' business has meant that an increasing number of larger jets are now using Exeter International Airport. Current operators include First Choice, Air Malta, Spanair, Britannia and Air Transat. The first Boeing 747 to land at Exeter international Airport arrived on 14th October 2004.

On 5th January 2007 Devon County Council sold Exeter International Airport to Regional and City Airports (Exeter) Ltd for £60 million in a deal that was described as being good news for the airport's future and the county's economy.