Flybe is set to introduce Sunday services between Newcastle – Cardiff and Aberdeen – Cardiff operated by its franchise partner, Eastern Airways, to complement the weekday flights already operated.
The additional services will commence on January 12, 2020. Fares start from GBP99 one way, including taxes and charges and Sunday services are available now to book at flybe.com.
The news follows Flybe’s recent announcement that it will operate flights to London Southend from Newcastle Airport for summer 2020 and increase services on its Newcastle – Southampton route.
Roger Hage, Eastern Airways’ General Manager Commercial and Operations, said: ‘By adding Sunday services, these flights will not only appeal to business travellers heading to Newcastle or Aberdeen in advance of Monday, but also leisure passengers taking advantage of short breaks or sporting events in both vibrant regions. These additional services also complement our Cardiff – Anglesey service and Flybe’s Cardiff network.’
Deb Bowen Rees, Chief Executive Officer of Cardiff Airport, added: ‘This is a great addition to the network operated by the Flybe and Eastern Airways franchise partnership. Connectivity within the UK is key, and it’s fantastic to see even more choice being added for our customers, so they can enjoy weekend travel and explore fantastic destinations on their doorstep.’
Leon McQuaid, Head of Aviation Development for Newcastle International Airport, said: ‘It is great to see further investment from Flybe as they enhance their Cardiff schedule, giving flexibility for our passengers and extra choice around the weekend.’
Passengers on board Eastern Airways operated flights are offered a full range of complimentary drinks and snacks. Regular customers can also benefit from discounted route passes offering savings of up to 40 percent.
Eastern Airways has been providing scheduled services from Cardiff Airport since 2006, and also operates twice daily weekday flights from Cardiff to Anglesey.