Eastern Airways plans to launch Southampton – Dublin route

Eastern Airways has said that it will commence a new route from Southampton Airport to Dublin starting Monday August 17, 2020, as part of its expansion plans at the south coast of England airport.

Commencing with an initial daily round-trip, the frequency will increase quickly as demand increases following the relaxation of Covid-19 travel restrictions and return of business and leisure travel.

In addition to the new Southampton Airport – Dublin, Eastern Airways already offers services to Belfast City, Leeds-Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle and Teesside. As Covid-19 travel restrictions reduce, all routes will see increasing frequencies and the addition of weekend services.

Roger Hage, Eastern Airways’ General Manager Commercial & Operations, said: ‘We are delighted to confirm a start date for the Southampton – Dublin route launch of 17 August, which is now bookable, as we restore this important trade and leisure link between the south coast of England and Ireland’s capital. We are beginning to help increase accessibility to Southampton as we have already reintroduced a number of other routes from the airport, increasing frequency and will also add further new services as we establish a five aircraft base.’

Steve Szalay, Operations Director for Southampton Airport, said: ‘Dublin has long been a destination in high demand by our passengers. We are delighted that Eastern Airways is opening this route from Southampton Airport, once again demonstrating how crucial regional airports are in providing vital connectivity across the UK.’

Eastern Airways said that Southampton-Manchester will return to twice-daily from August 3 and Southampton-Newcastle from September 7. Flights to Dublin start from £69 one-way and are bookable at www.easternairways.com. The airline provides complimentary on-board refreshments as part of the service, as well as a minimum of 15kg of free hold baggage plus carry-on baggage.