Exeter Airport was shortlisted in a major award presented by the British Air Transport Association (BATA).
The Devon airport was in the running in the BATA’s category for excellence among airports handling fewer than six million passengers.
Forming the centrepiece of the Airport Operators Association (AOA) Conference Dinner in London last night (October 25th), the awards were attended by Jamie Christon, Exeter Airport’s managing director.
"BATA is a highly respected trade association for UK-registered airlines and we are very pleased to have been nominated for the award," Mr Christon said before the ceremony.
With approximately half of the country’s population travelling by air at least once a year, BATA has recognised the growing importance of regional airports, with the awards introduced to the AOA conference last year.
Meanwhile, next summer Onus Air will commence cheap flights to Turkey from the south-west airport, with Dalaman currently the most popular Turkish airport served by routes at Exeter.