Showing posts with label Eastern Airways. Show all posts
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03 April, 2023

East Midlands - Newquay route starts....


Eastern Airways has started a new route to Newquay from East Midlands, with a flight time of just over an hour.  

Roger Hage, Commercial Director, Eastern Airways, said: “This is a major step in growing connectivity from and to the Cornwall base and is the only Midlands service from the Southwest of England. By adding East Midlands Airport with the major cities of Nottingham, Derby, Leicester all within 30-minutes and Sheffield within an hour, this welcome addition to the domestic network at East Midlands will aid those who travel for business, visit friends and family or seek a welcome leisure break. 

Roger went on to comment “Adding the new destination of East-Midlands significantly improves access to the heart of England and South Yorkshire staycation destination of choice. We want to ensure the right services are being offered given Eastern Airways is all about supporting the regions of the UK, connecting people and places, so growing our Cornish network and capacity is a crucial part of increasing connectivity and aiding economic recovery to both business and the UK’s vital tourism sector where sustainable, both with increases to London and wider connections within the UK.”

Josie Hutt, Marketing Manager, Cornwall Airport Newquay commented: “As we continue to welcome a significant expansion of our route network here at Cornwall Airport Newquay, we are so pleased Eastern Airways has started flying between the East Midlands and the Southwest. Our research and passenger feedback has shown there is much demand for a link into the Midlands region from Cornwall.  Eastern Airways has been serving Cornwall since 2020 and it’s fantastic to be launching this inaugural route today.”

Eastern Airways’ recent announcement of their cooperation with Air France means there is now a frequent connection to Paris and ongoing connectivity with Air France’s network. Paris’s Orly Airport is ideally located for exploring the city itself and Euro Disney.

In a further boost to domestic connectivity, Aer Lingus has returned to East Midlands Airport to serve the popular Belfast route.

The airport’s ‘summer’ runs from April to October and starts this year just as schools break up for Easter. More than 86,000 passengers will depart from East Midlands Airport during the Easter fortnight to popular destinations across Europe.

The airport expects this summer to be the busiest since 2019 and forecasts suggest that 4 million passengers will use EMA this year.  During the peak summer months, which coincide with school holidays, passenger numbers are expected to return to 94 per cent of pre-Covid levels.

 With more flights and extra capacity in 2023, those planning to use the airport this year will be spoilt for choice. Between April and October, the airlines that serve EMA will fly to more than 60 destinations between them including the places that are most popular with UK holidaymakers.

02 April, 2023

Eastern Airways’ starts new daily service to Cornwall’s Newquay Airport from East Midlands Airport


Eastern Airways has started a new route to Newquay from East Midlands, with a flight time of just over an hour.  

Roger Hage, Commercial Director, Eastern Airways, said: “This is a major step in growing connectivity from and to the Cornwall base and is the only Midlands service from the Southwest of England. By adding East Midlands Airport with the major cities of Nottingham, Derby, Leicester all within 30-minutes and Sheffield within an hour, this welcome addition to the domestic network at East Midlands will aid those who travel for business, visit friends and family or seek a welcome leisure break. 

Roger went on to comment “Adding the new destination of East-Midlands significantly improves access to the heart of England and South Yorkshire staycation destination of choice. We want to ensure the right services are being offered given Eastern Airways is all about supporting the regions of the UK, connecting people and places, so growing our Cornish network and capacity is a crucial part of increasing connectivity and aiding economic recovery to both business and the UK’s vital tourism sector where sustainable, both with increases to London and wider connections within the UK.”

Josie Hutt, Marketing Manager, Cornwall Airport Newquay commented: “As we continue to welcome a significant expansion of our route network here at Cornwall Airport Newquay, we are so pleased Eastern Airways has started flying between the East Midlands and the Southwest. Our research and passenger feedback has shown there is much demand for a link into the Midlands region from Cornwall.  Eastern Airways has been serving Cornwall since 2020 and it’s fantastic to be launching this inaugural route today.”

Eastern Airways’ recent announcement of their cooperation with Air France means there is now a frequent connection to Paris and ongoing connectivity with Air France’s network. Paris’s Orly Airport is ideally located for exploring the city itself and Euro Disney.

In a further boost to domestic connectivity, Aer Lingus has returned to East Midlands Airport to serve the popular Belfast route.

The airport’s ‘summer’ runs from April to October and starts this year just as schools break up for Easter. More than 86,000 passengers will depart from East Midlands Airport during the Easter fortnight to popular destinations across Europe.

The airport expects this summer to be the busiest since 2019 and forecasts suggest that 4 million passengers will use EMA this year.  During the peak summer months, which coincide with school holidays, passenger numbers are expected to return to 94 per cent of pre-Covid levels.

 With more flights and extra capacity in 2023, those planning to use the airport this year will be spoilt for choice. Between April and October, the airlines that serve EMA will fly to more than 60 destinations between them including the places that are most popular with UK holidaymakers.

24 March, 2023

New Paris service opens up the world for East Midlands Airport customers

A new daily flight launching on 14 April between East Midlands Airport (EMA) and Paris Orly will provide seamless onward travel to destinations served by Air France via Paris’s second-largest airport.


From 4 April, passengers can book onward Air France connections to destinations across the Air France network including Africa, South America and the Caribbean starting the first leg of their journey from East Midlands Airport. The new flight will also be ideal for visiting Paris and offers easy direct shuttle bus access to Disneyland Paris which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The timings of the flight means that a day trip to Paris is doable.

The daily services to Paris-Orly will be operated by Eastern Airways, who have also launched the new EMA to Newquay route. The onward travel from Paris Orly is thanks to an agreement between Eastern Airways and Air France, the National flag carrier for France.

Securing a regular service to a major European Hub airport has been a goal for East Midlands Airport as it significantly expands the list of destinations available to customers of EMA.

Paris Orly is the second largest airport in the French capital and was used by more than 29 million passengers last year. It serves as a secondary hub for domestic and overseas territories flights of Air France and as the home base for Transavia France. Flights from the airport operator to destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean and North America.



Steve Griffiths, Managing Director at East-Midlands Airport, added:  “Today’s news is a very significant development for East Midlands Airport (EMA) and the region we serve. This partnership with Eastern Airways and Air France opens up the world to our passengers bringing global destinations such as Africa, the Caribbean and South America within one-stop of EMA. Ongoing connectivity via a major European hub has been a strategic aim of this airport for some time and I’m thrilled that this opportunity has arisen. While the majority of our passengers use EMA to easily reach their favourite European holiday destinations, this latest development now means that EMA is the starting point for travel to destinations much further afield.”

Paris flights launched by Eastern Airways in cooperation with Air France

New Paris flights launched by Eastern Airways in cooperation with Air France



Eastern Airways have announced a new cooperation with Air France and the launch of 3 new UK to Paris services to commence in April 2023. Daily services between East Midlands, Cardiff and Southampton airports will take flight to Paris Orly.

The East Midlands and Southampton daily services commence on Friday 14th April, with Cardiff from 21st April, offering a year-round travel to the capital city plus onward Air France connections. This also sees Eastern Airways return to East Midlands as a base carrier adding around 25 crew and engineering roles.

“We are delighted to be entering into this cooperation with Air France and opening up connectivity to Europe’s second biggest city for both business and leisure travellers and restoring direct access year-round to France.” says Roger Hage, Commercial Director of Eastern Airways.

 “These first three new UK-France services from East-Midlands, Southampton and Cardiff will initiate the new Eastern Airways and Air France cooperation, developing into a codeshare partnership in the course of this year. Each ensures a sustainable capacity development whereby not only direct access to Paris is offered, but onward connections to a myriad of destinations allowing business users much improved options but also an exciting and ever popular leisure offer, including Disneyland Paris celebrating its 30th anniversary this year to add to the Parisian charm the City is famous for”

The new Paris Orly service will be available with fares from £69.99 each-way including taxes and charges, operating on a low-emission 72-seat ATR aircraft, the first to be based at East-Midlands Airport for Eastern Airways. This will complement the Newquay-Cornwall service which launches on Friday 31st March and will act as a catalyst to further new services from the East Midlands hub. Air France will sell seats via an interline agreement developing into full codeshare with Eastern Airways by the end of the year.




23 November, 2022

Eastern Airways announces new East Midlands Airport to Newquay Cornwall service



Eastern Airways, the UK’s regional airline, is launching a new daily service from East Midlands Airport to Newquay-Cornwall.

Supporting the calls of many travellers from the Midlands and Cornwall, the new daily flights will start on Friday 10 February, in time for the half-term break. With a flight time of little over an hour, operating on a low-emission 72-seat ATR aircraft, this will save almost ten hours compared to surface transport options on a round-trip. 

With fares from £68.99 (one-way including a hold-bag), the service will operate year-round and complement the existing Newquay Cornwall – London Gatwick and Humberside links.

Roger Hage, Commercial Director, Eastern Airways, said:

“This is a major step in growing connectivity to the Cornwall base and the only Midlands service to the South-West of England. By adding East-Midlands Airport with the major cities of Nottingham, Derby, Leicester all within 30-minutes and Sheffield within an hour, this welcome addition to the domestic network at East-Midlands will aid those who travel for business, visit friends and family or seek a welcome leisure break with the need for international travel.

“Adding the new destination of Newquay-Cornwall, this significantly improves access to the UK staycation destination of choice. We want to ensure the right services are being offered given Eastern Airways is all about supporting the regions of the UK, connecting people and places, so growing our Cornish network and capacity is a crucial part of increasing connectivity and aiding economic recovery to both business and the UK’s vital tourism sector where sustainable.”

Welcoming the news, Steve Griffiths, East Midlands Airport’s Managing Director, said:

“We’re delighted to welcome Eastern Airways who are a perfect fit for East Midlands Airport. We know many passengers choose this airport because we’re easy to get to and easy to get through. With a flight time of 1 hour and 20 mins, it will be so much quicker to reach one of the most beautiful coastlines in the UK and will be very welcome news to the thousands of people in this region who regularly make the almost 300-mile trip to Cornwall for holidays. The new connectivity will boost tourism, benefit our regional economies, and help establish links between complementary business sectors across the Midlands and the Southwest of England. We very much look forward to welcoming passengers who will start using this service in February next year.”

Sam O’ Dwyer, Managing Director, Cornwall Airport Newquay commented:
“As we continue to welcome a significant expansion of our route network here at Cornwall Airport Newquay, we are so pleased Eastern Airways has announced a new daily connection between the East Midlands and the Southwest. Our research and passenger feedback has shown there is much demand for a link into the Midlands region from Cornwall, combined with more capacity into London, and the doubling of flights into Humberside is fantastic news.  Eastern Airways has been serving Cornwall since 2020 and these latest announcements provide a clear indication of its continued commitment to ensure our customers have more choice available to them when travelling within the UK throughout the year.”

The UK’s regional airline will operate the daily service on one if its fleet of 72-seat ATR aircraft, offering one of the lowest fuel-burn and emissions in the market today. This has included operating on SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel).

All Eastern Airways fares include taxes and charges, a generous 10kg hand baggage allowance and a 15kg checked baggage as standard. Book directly at www.easternairways.com for seat-only or via the travel partners for package options.

Flight schedule (starting Friday 10 February)

From

To

Depart

Arrive

M

T

W

T

F

S

S

Newquay Cornwall

East

Midlands

10:45

12:05

 

Newquay

Cornwall

East

Midlands

14:40

16:00

      

East Midlands

Newquay Cornwall

12:40

14:00

 

East Midlands

Newquay Cornwall

16:35

17:55

      







The airline also has a number of vacancies, including pilots, cabin crew and engineers in various locations.  Details on  
Eastern Airways

24 August, 2021

Eastern Airways to resume flights between Aberdeen and Newcastle International Airport next month

The UK regional air carrier Eastern Airways has announced the restart of flights between Newcastle International Airport and Aberdeen Airport from the 6th September 2021. The route provides a vital link between the two regions for the transport-reliant offshore oil, gas and renewables industries.

The news was welcomed by many businesses in both the North East of England and Scotland, as well as passengers looking to travel to Aberdeenshire or the Highlands on holiday. 

The resumed schedule will see flights operating six days a week and give passengers a convenient and hassle-free way of travelling to the Scottish port city from the North East of England in under one hour.

Passengers flying with Eastern Airways can benefit from a swift check-in up to 30 minutes prior to departure, one item of free hold baggage and a high level of customer service throughout their journey.

Roger Hage, General Manager, Eastern Airways, said: “We have served the North-East of England to Aberdeen for twenty years now and we welcome the return to our Newcastle base, restoring the North-East Scotland connection.

“As passenger confidence and energy related activity increases, we want to ensure the right services are being offered. Eastern Airways is all about supporting the regions of the UK, connecting people and places. Ensuring the North-East’s main hub airport of Newcastle is connected to Aberdeen is part of our wider return adding further services at hubs we already serve and a crucial part of increasing connectivity and aiding economic recovery.”

08 October, 2020

Eastern Airways to start Belfast City to Cardiff route

Connectivity Between Northern Ireland and Wales Restored with Cardiff Service

Katy Best, Commercial Director at Belfast City Airport, joins Melita Williams, Managing Director of Bespoke Business Events, and Anne McMullan, Marketing and Communications Director at Visit Belfast, to launch the new flights to Cardiff.

Eastern Airways has announced it will commence up to six weekly flights from Belfast City Airport to Welsh capital Cardiff, while also increasing frequency on its Southampton and Teesside International Airport routes.


The service, which is the only direct air link to Wales on the entire island of Ireland, not only increases the number of destinations served by Belfast City Airport to 16, but also completes the route network left vacant by the collapse of Flybe.

Katy Best, Commercial Director at Belfast City Airport, said:   “Today’s announcement that Belfast City Airport will once again operate flights to Cardiff is not only a positive development for the Airport itself, but also extremely welcome news for passengers who regularly travel to Wales.”





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14 July, 2020

Eastern Airways to launch Southampton - Dublin route

The small boutique style regional UK airline, Eastern Airways has confirmed the start date of its new route from Southampton Airport to Dublin will be Monday 17th August 2020.


By reconnecting the airport with the Irish capital Dublin, which is a former Flybe route, Eastern Airways as the UK’s regional airline is expanding the number of routes it operates from Southampton to seven. Commencing with an initial daily round-trip, the frequency will increase quickly as demand increases following the return to air travel following the reduced Covid-19 travel restrictions and return of business and leisure travel.

As services to Belfast City, Leeds-Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle and Teesside are already offered by Eastern Airways, adding Dublin with further new routes to follow compliments the operators developing Southampton base of 72-seat ATR72-600 aircraft. As Covid-19 travel restrictions reduce, all routes will see increasing frequencies and the addition of weekend services.

17 June, 2020

Eastern Airways Resumes Manchester Airport - Southampton Service

The UK regional airline, Eastern Airways, has confirmed it will restart routes from Manchester Airport this month - initially connecting the airport with the South coast with service to Southampton from 22nd June.
Photo Eastern Airlines

From Monday 22nd June, an initial daily weekday service to Southampton will be the first to be resumed. The frequency of services will be increased as appropriate through July, August and September to help restore the business and leisure connections to help the economic recovery of the North-West.
Following the demise of Flybe, Eastern Airways quickly stepped in to protect regional connectivity to Southampton on an expanding network prior to the Covid-19 travel restrictions. As restrictions begin to ease, services will be carefully re-introduced with extensive cleaning measures on-board and throughout all aspects of the airport. The safety of all customers in addition to all staff will be paramount throughout the journey including airports and on-board the aircraft.

06 March, 2020

Eastern Airways to operate scheduled flights independently & announces 3 routes


UK regional airline, Eastern Airways, will once again operate its own scheduled network of routes independently.

The privately-owned operator based at Humberside Airport will sell its scheduled routes through its own website – EasternAirways.com, and will continue to work closely with the travel trade following the announcement that its franchise partner, Flybe, has gone into administration.

The existing Eastern Airways network will continue to operate as normal and the airline will honour any tickets on Flybe services operated by Eastern Airways for travel today, Friday, Sunday or Monday.  The airline will provide further updates for passengers with flights for next week.

Eastern Airways is also to offer three new routes, formerly operated by Flybe, to provide certainty to key regions for the protection of services. Aberdeen-Birmingham, Southampton-Manchester and Southampton-Newcastle flights will all commence next week with the schedule released for sale imminently.

07 August, 2019

Eastern Airways to introduce new locally sourced in-flight products.


The UK regional airline, Eastern Airways has unveiled a new cabin product refresh sourcing a number of local suppliers throughout its network for the complimentary service offered onboard its Flybe franchise services.

The onboard product has been revised and will feature guest beers, hand cooked crisps, flapjacks, shortbread biscuits, sweets for departure and landing as part of its wider complementary offering to its customers across the UK.

The airline has carefully handpicked quality products from local businesses that use the finest sourced ingredients to offer a variety of tasty snacks and drinks that will be served onboard the aircraft.

Eastern Airways refreshes its cabin product with locally produced items


The UK regional airline, Eastern Airways has unveiled a new cabin product refresh sourcing a number of local suppliers throughout its network for the complimentary service offered onboard its Flybe franchise services.

The onboard product has been revised and will feature guest beers, hand cooked crisps, flapjacks, shortbread biscuits, sweets for departure and landing as part of its wider complementary offering to its customers across the UK.

The airline has carefully handpicked quality products from local businesses that use the finest sourced ingredients to offer a variety of tasty snacks and drinks that will be served onboard the aircraft.

08 January, 2019

Newcastle - London City with Eastern Airlines

Commuters and travellers from England's north-east can now reach the heart of London and its transport connections with ease, following the official launch of a double-daily direct air service between London City Airport from Newcastle with Eastern Airways.

Eastern Airways, a franchise partner of Flybe, now operates a morning and evening peak service taking just 70-minutes flight time each-way direct into London City Airport.  This gives Newcastle Airport a second and faster, more convenient London travel option for those heading to the City or Central London.

The Docklands Light Railway (DLR), which is adjacent to London City Airport, provides convenient public transport links, with trains leaving every 8-15 minutes to Canning Town (7 minutes journey time) and Bank (21 minutes journey time) for connections onto the wider London Underground.

With business-focused morning and evening departures at 8:05am and 5.50pm, returning at 9:45am and 7.30pm on weekdays, and a single Sunday evening service, the time saving compared to rail or road will meet the needs of many north-east commuters.

16 November, 2018

The north east of England will gain a new double-daily direct air service to London City Airport from Newcastle with Flybe franchise partner Eastern Airways

FlyBe franchise partner and potential buyer, Eastern Airways, recently announced it would be adding a morning and evening peak service between London City Airport and Newcastle Airport. 

The new direct flight takes 70 minutes each-way and saves passengers a vast amount of time when commuting between the two cities.  With business-focused morning and evening departures at 8:05am and at 5.50pm, returning at 9:45am and 7.30pm on weekdays, the flights have been designed to appeal to and be convenient for business travellers. The timings also make it easy for day trippers to do some shopping in the capital city and be back home in time for supper. 

Roger Hage, Eastern Airways’ General Manager Commercial & Operations, said: “We have collaborated with the key stakeholders at both Newcastle and London City airports to launch this new direct central London air service on behalf of Flybe, adding to their expanding London City network and to the Aberdeen – London City service we already operate. This is part of our strategic business alignment to serving core regional business hubs and supports our belief of it being vital that major UK cities have direct fast convenient air-links between the regions and city of London, especially given the current London Heathrow capacity restrictions.”

14 November, 2018

Stobart Air poised to take over FlyBe?

Stobart Air is poised to buy out the troubled British regional airline Flybe, according to Sky News, it is being reported this week. 

The broadcaster reported that Bankers at Evercore have been brought in to handle talks about a potential deal, which could see the two firms merged or the FlyBe Group taken over completely by Stobart, who also own Southend Airport.

Flybe has been struggling for some time and recently issued a profits warning, it is expected to lose £12m this year alone, citing Brexit uncertainty, higher fuel prices and the falling value of the British pound as the main causes of its financial hardship.

Another airline said to be interested in taking over the Exeter based FlyBe, is the regional airline Eastern Airways, owned by the Bristow Group. Eastern Airways operates a mixed fleet of British Aerospace Jetstreams, Saab 2000s, ATR72, Embraer E135, E145 and E170 jets on routes within the UK and to Europe.  

Neither FlyBe, Stobart or Eastern have made a public statement about the news reports at this stage, however an announcement is expected imminently. 

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