FLYBE
is set to continue its rapid expansion by confirming Exeter Airport as its
fourth UK base.

The
carrier is due to announce a host of new routes from the airport next month,
believed to be to a range of Spanish destinations.

Ibiza,
Malaga and Murcia, which the airline serves from Southampton, are favourites to
be launch destinations from the south west. 

A
number of new ski-focussed routes are also due to be unveiled from Birmingham
and Southampton in time for the 2003 winter season.

The
carrier is hoping to boost its current 3.6 million passengers a year on its
network of 17 regional and 20 international destinations.