Eastern Airways, the UK regional airline, will resume services from Southampton Airport, including to Aberdeen, Belfast City, Dublin, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds Bradford and Teesside later this month.
Starting Monday June 22, the Humberside Airport-based airline will commence a daily weekday service to Belfast City, Manchester, Newcastle and Aberdeen, while services to Leeds Bradford and Teesside will be introduced on Monday June 29 and Dublin services will commence on Thursday July 23. Frequency of services will be increased as appropriate through July, August and September to help restore the business and leisure connections. The flights are on sale through www.easternairways.com
Roger Hage, Eastern Airways’ General Manager Commercial & Operations, said: ‘We are pleased to announce that our Southampton flights are returning from 22nd June 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.’
Neil Garwood, Managing Director at Southampton Airport, said: ‘As we restore airport operations, we are absolutely delighted to welcome back Eastern Airways, providing vital connectivity across the UK, and enabling the recovery of regional economies.’
Following the collapse of Flybe, Eastern Airways had stepped in to ensure regional connectivity from Southampton on an expanding network prior to the Covid-19 travel restrictions.
As part of new safety measures in light of COVID-19, Eastern Airways’ usual complimentary on-board service will be limited to enable reduced customer contact. A full anti-bacterial wipe down of all touch points between every service operated and a comprehensive night-stop sanitisation will be implemented. All fares will include 15kg of complimentary hold baggage as part of the service.