Newcastle Sunday service introduced
Published: 14 October 2010
Eastern Airways is launching a new Sunday service on its route from Cardiff Airport to Newcastle, offering business and leisure travellers a new weekend option.
The new Sunday service operated by the UK regional airline will start on 31 October 2010 and will assist business travellers heading to north east England for an early Monday start and also leisure travellers taking a weekend trip. The introduction of a Sunday service also follows Flybe's decision to withdraw its services from the route.
Eastern Airways already provides two flights each weekday from Cardiff to Newcastle and has been operating the service since April 2006.
Sunday flights will depart from Cardiff at 7.05pm, arriving in Newcastle at 8.10pm, while services leave Newcastle at 5.35pm, landing in Cardiff at 6.40pm.
Newcastle is vibrant cosmopolitan city and the north east has strong business links with South Wales, particularly in the petrochemical, pharmaceutical, utilities, finance, law, insurance, manufacturing and construction industries.
Roger Hage, Eastern Airways' ground operations manager, said: "Our new Sunday service will enable leisure travellers to take a weekend break or visit friends and relatives in the north east of England and arrive refreshed from our short flight. Business travellers can also arrive on Sunday in advance of an early Monday morning meeting having avoided a lengthy car or rail journey."
As well as being the centre of the industrial heartland in north east England, Newcastle is a very appealing city break destination with stylish cafés, bars and restaurants around the Quayside. This along with land mark bridges, including the Tyne Bridge, are complemented with state-of-the-art innovations like the stunning Gateshead Millennium Bridge on the River Tyne, which links the city to Gateshead Quays and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts.