Exeter International Airport is planning to accommodate approximately 135,000 passengers during the busiest six weeks of its summer period.
Flights to more than two dozen holiday destinations operate from the south-west airport, with increasing numbers of travellers opting for locations outside the eurozone, particularly during the school holidays.
Jamie Christon, Exeter Airport’s managing director, said that large numbers of people have made late bookings following the end of the World Cup and the recent spell of poor weather.
"We have also seen dozens of people, who had planned to depart from other airports on Goldtrail holidays, rebooking with the major operators who have flights to Greece and Turkey from Exeter," he commented.
Mr Christon went on to say that seats for Exeter’s weekly flights to Toronto "are nearly all sold for the summer".
Among the farthest-flung destinations are Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman, while holidaymakers are also able to travel on cheap flights to Monastir in Tunisia.
Earlier this month, Air Malta celebrated 20 years of operations at Exeter, with summer flights to the Mediterranean destination having been launched in 1990.