From March 23,
2020, Eastern Airways will offer up to seven flights a week from Southampton to
Belfast City Airport, which was a Flybe route formerly. The UK regional airline
already commenced services from Southampton to Manchester and Newcastle last
week, both initially at 11 flights a week along with a new route to Teesside
International Airport in the north east of England with 11 flights a week.
Eastern Airways’ General Manager Commercial & Operations, said: ‘Adding a
Belfast City service from Southampton Airport, along with our new Manchester
and Newcastle services which we started here today, following Monday’s launch
to Teesside, is a significant expansion with up to 70 departures a week in
total. We are ensuring Southampton is reconnected to the regions throughout
England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Belfast City route will be daily and reconnects the south coast of England to
Belfast for business and leisure, while inbound passengers have the London rail
connection within the hour and access to the major cruise offering via the
port. By providing six destinations from Southampton, frequency and additional
destinations will continue to increase.’
Managing Director of Southampton Airport, said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to
have reconnected our route network to Belfast with Eastern Airways.
‘Belfast has long
been one of our most in-demand destinations, and importantly this will once
again enable vital regional connectivity with Northern Ireland. We look forward
to enhancing our route network further with Eastern Airways.’
For several years
Eastern Airways has provided a Southampton to Leeds Bradford service with up to
15 flights a week, and from April 27 2020 the carrier will offer a Southampton
link to Aberdeen via Teesside International. From Southampton, the airline now
provides scheduled flights to Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, Teesside
International, Belfast City and Aberdeen.
Airport-based carrier offers a network of routes from airports including
Aberdeen, Alicante, Anglesey, Belfast City, Birmingham, Cardiff, Dublin,
Humberside, Isle of Man, Leeds Bradford, London City, Manchester, Newcastle,
Southampton, Teesside International and Wick John O’Groats. Flights are
bookable at www.easternairways.com and the airline provides complimentary
on-board refreshments and a minimum of 15kg of free hold baggage.