A number of charter services will fly into Exeter this summer from Austria, the airport has confirmed.
The flights, which are operated by a German travel company, will bring Austrian tourists keen to explore Exeter, Devon and Cornwall to the south-west region.
Jamie Christon, Exeter Airport’s managing director, said the airport had been working with German and Austrian tour operators for a "number of months".
"The introduction of these services is a fantastic step in developing inbound tourism into the south-west through Exeter Airport," he said.
"We will look to further develop the series of flights in the future."
The flights are expected to prove popular because books by Rosamund Pilcher, which feature famous south-west landmarks, are currently being dramatised on German and Austrian television.
Exeter Airport revealed yesterday (March 10th) that £200,000 had been spent on upgrading its duty free store in time for the busy summer season.