Flybe launches three new routes from Norwich Airport

The budget airline Flybe has announced plans to operate three new routes from Norwich International Airport.

The firm, along with its partner Loganair, will fly to Exeter, Manchester and Newquay from March 2012.

The move will create 15 new jobs for pilots, cabin crew and engineering staff in Norwich, a spokesman said.

Jonathan Hinkles, Loganair's chief operating officer, said: "Improved air links and the creation of new jobs in the city is great news for Norwich."

Loganair also plans to base an aircraft at the airport.

Daily services between Norwich and Exeter will start on 25 March.

A new summer service to Newquay will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 5 May and 22 September.

Three return flights to Manchester every day will start on Monday 5 March.