Flybe is raising capacity from Exeter and Norwich airports with new winter routes and additional frequencies.

Winter sun flights to Malaga and Alicante are being introduced together with more seats to Chambery in the French Alps and additional flights to Geneva from Exeter.

The regional airline’s winter timetable will see three flights a week to both Alicante and Malaga from Exeter from October 30 and two fights a week from Norwich from the following day.

More seats will be added to an Exeter Saturday service to Chambery from mid-December while the destination becomes the first winter ski service from Norwich since 2010.

A recently launched Exeter-Norwich route will also continue during the winter.

The winter sun flights will be operated by an 118-seat Embraer E195 regional jet with seats going on sale today (Thursday).

These services have been made possible through a partnership between the airline and Regional & City Airports, the airport management division of Rigby Group, which owns both Exeter and Norwich airports.

Flybe will run a total of 16 routes from Exeter in the winter with up to 103 flights a week, including a daily service to London City and up to three flights a day to Manchester.

The Devon airport’s managing director, Matt Roach, said: “The partnership between RCA and Flybe means the sunshine routes have been extended to operate year-round and there are more seats to the popular ski resort of Chambery.

“With increased capacity to Geneva from one to three flights a week and the new year-round Norwich route, Exeter airport is providing even greater choice for our customers.”

Flybe chief revenue officer, Vincent Hodder, added: “The diversity of our new winter schedule from Exeter reinforces our commitment to providing customers with the best possible choice of attractive routes for both business and leisure travel.”