Eastern Airways named number one charter airline
Published: 06 February 2012
Eastern Airways, which operates flights from Cardiff Airport, has been named the Best Passenger Charter Airline at a prestigious industry awards ceremony in London.
The UK’s second largest regional airline achieved the air charter industry’s most coveted accolade at the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) Excellence Awards at the Guild Hall.
This year, Eastern Airways celebrates its 14th anniversary and has significantly grown its charter business over the last two years, which also included the re-introduction of Embraer regional jets to its fleet.
Over 130 aviation/charter industry related companies attended the event and Eastern Airways secured the top award as Best Passenger Charter Airline by beating previous winner Titan Airways and also Monarch Airlines.
The awards are judged by the charter industry’s most valued professionals who nominate for the relevant categories, including Best Passenger Charter Airline.
Kay Ryan, Eastern Airways’ commercial director, said: “This award is regarded as the highest recognition in the charter airline industry, and to be the best passenger charter airline is a tremendous achievement for all at Eastern Airways. It is great testament to the outstanding efforts of our teams on the ground and in the air that work together to ensure the highest quality of service meets the high standards expected from our charter customers. The challenge going forward will be to redouble our efforts to retain this high level of achievement.”
Eastern Airways charter customers include major international companies in the energy, aerospace and automotive sectors, blue-chip organisations, sports teams, music industry and a wide range of other business and private clients. It also provides corporate shuttles with the provision of dedicated aircraft.
Charter and scheduled services have been provided by Eastern Airways from Cardiff since 2006, which includes the Newcastle and Aberdeen services.
The regional airline is also consistently rated one of the UK’s most punctual scheduled airlines and has a fleet of 30 aircraft flying from 21 airports in the UK, Ireland, Norway and France.