Showing posts with label Newcastle Airport. Show all posts
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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.”

Emirates to restart flights to Newcastle in October as it quickly scales up UK operations

The Dubai based Emirates has confirmed it will restart flights to Newcastle Airport (NCL) from 15 October, following the easing of international entry rules and an upsurge in passenger demand.

The carrier said it will resume services to its North-eastern UK hub with four weekly flights, all operated by Boeing 777 aircraft, across two classes. The first flight, EK033, will depart Dubai International (DXB) at 1430 and arrive in Newcastle (NCL) at 1910, while flight EK034 will depart Newcastle at 2110 and arrive in Dubai the following day at 0725. All times are local, and flights will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Emirates has also announced plans scale up its operations to and from London Heathrow (LHR) in a phased manner that will see it offering a six times daily operation - with five A380 services - from the airport by the 31 October. Emirates’ EK005/006 service to Heathrow will be upgraded from a B777 to the A380 from 15 October and an additional B777 service to Heathrow (EK031/EK032) will be added from the same date. Flight EK031/EK032 will then be upgraded to the A380 from 31st October.

Emirates’ commitment to the UK

By the end of October, the airline will offer 77 weekly flights to the UK, including the six times daily London Heathrow operation; double daily A380 flights to Manchester, a ten weekly service to Birmingham, a daily service to Glasgow, and a four weekly service to Newcastle. The increase in operations will make it easier for UK customers to access Emirates’ growing global network of 120 destinations - close to 90% of Emirates’ pre-pandemic network.

Responding to increasing customer demand across Europe, Emirates has also brought forward its plans to introduce extra flights and capacity to other key cities, including Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Lisbon, Madrid, Munich, Rome, and Zurich.

Richard Jewsbury, Divisional Vice President UK at Emirates commented, “We’re incredibly pleased to resume Emirates flights to and from Newcastle, helping reconnect communities and businesses in the North East with Emirates’ extensive global network. Since the UAE moved to the UK’s ‘amber list’ we’ve seen huge demand from passengers eagerly making travel plans - whether it’s to see family and friends, for education, business, or a long-awaited holiday. We look forward to welcoming passengers back onboard an Emirates flight soon.”

Nick Jones, Chief Executive of Newcastle Airport said, “We are delighted that Emirates has brought forward its return to Newcastle International Airport and the North East with four weekly flights throughout the winter starting from the 15th October.  A change of flight times to an evening departure will mean passengers can maximise their stay in Dubai whether on holiday or business whilst also ensuring connectivity to worldwide destinations via the Emirates network.”

 Since it safely resumed tourism activity in July, Dubai remains one of the world's most popular holiday destinations, especially during the winter season. The city is open for international business and leisure visitors. From sun-soaked beaches and heritage activities to world class hospitality and leisure facilities, Dubai offers a variety of world-class experiences. It was one of the world's first cities to obtain Safe Travels stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) – which endorses Dubai's comprehensive and effective measures to ensure guest health and safety.

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