Eastern Airways, a UK-based airline, has announced the launch of a new service from Aberdeen, in Scotland, to Newcastle Airport, in England.
The airline will be increasing its weekday services, from four flights a day to five flights a day, form October 1, 2012. A 50-seat Embraer 145 jet aircraft will service the expanded flight.
The new service will be providing around 1,700 seats a month for the route, which can be booked from today.
Kay Ryan, the commercial director of Eastern Airways, said, ‘We’ve played a major role supporting the North Sea offshore industry with vital transport links for many years.
Our latest expansion of services from Newcastle demonstrates our continued commitment to providing the best business schedules for northeast offshore workers and business commuters heading to Aberdeen. The level of high frequency services at convenient times offers superb flexibility, while our 50 seat jet will also operate on peak flights during the week.’
Joanne Leng MBE, the deputy chief executive at UK-based NOF Energy, said, ‘It’s fantastic news that Eastern Airways is increasing the frequency of their flights from Newcastle to Aberdeen. I am sure those involved in the oil and gas sector in both regions will find the additional routes of benefit.
Both Aberdeen and North East England are key hubs for the UK oil and gas market and it is essential that we make moving between the two centres as easy as possible. In the long term it benefits both regional economies and ensures that supply chain companies continue to have access to new business opportunities by being able to reach and service their client base quickly.’