June 14, 2024

Eastern Airways to restart regional routes

By Steve Hartridge, published 10/06/20

Eastern Airways will restart flights from Southampton later this month.

It will initially operate a daily weekday service to Belfast City, Manchester, Newcastle and Aberdeen and will add flights to Leeds Bradford and Teesside on June 29 and to Dublin on July 23.

The airline said that as restrictions begin to ease services will be carefully re-introduced ‘as appropriate’ throughout July, August and September.

New safety and hygiene measures will be in place on-board and throughout all aspects of the traveller journey.

Complimentary on-board services will be limited to facilitate reduced customer contact and all fares will include 15kg of complimentary hold baggage.

Roger Hage, General Manager Commercial and Operations, said: “We are pleased to announce that our Southampton flights are returning from June 22 with a carefully considered initial frequency to support the major regions of the UK and ensure regional connectivity returns given its vital role in recovering economic prosperity.

“We will continue to increase frequency including the return of weekend services as demand returns along with adding new routes to our network. All services will ensure the safest procedures for our customer care are offered in conjunction with our airport partners.”

Eastern has also announced the launch of a new summer route from Leeds Bradford Airport to Newquay.

The new service will start on July 8 with hour-long flights operating daily Monday to Friday.

Like the Southampton routes, this replaces a route formerly operated by Flybe, which collapsed in March.