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New Norwich flights to Exeter and Manchester launched

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A new air service between Norwich and Exeter and extra flights between Norwich and Manchester will start in the new year following a decision by Flybe's franchise carrier Loganair, to base an aircraft at Norwich International Airport from March. The 31-seat fast Dornier 328 turboprop aircraft will enable the airline to provide three return flights on the Norwich-Manchester route every weekday with prices starting from £49.99 one-way. A new daily non-stop Flybe service between Norwich and Exeter will also be introduced, taking 75 minutes with one-way fares also from £49.99.

Andrew Bell, chief executive of Norwich International Airport, said: “Loganair’s decision to open a base at Norwich International is terrific news. Increased frequency to Manchester and a daily flight to Exeter are among the top requests from the region’s travelling public."

Loganair operates its scheduled services under a franchise agreement with Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline. The new Norwich services will be operated on Loganair’s behalf by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Cambridge-based Suckling Airways. The expansion will create 15 new jobs.

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