8 March

Eastern Airways flights still operating and now bookable

Following the demise of Flybe, the full existing Eastern Airways network has continued to operate as normal, and the airline has honoured tickets on Flybe services operated by Eastern Airways for the past few days. It will continue to do so until the end of Tuesday 10 March as recognition of customers’ valued and continued support.

To mark the airline going independent again, Eastern Airways is offering fares from £19.99* one way, including taxes and charges. Complimentary on-board refreshments are offered, and a return to all fares levels including a minimum of 15kg of complimentary hold baggage as part of a quality service.

Roger Hage, Eastern Airways’ General Manager Commercial & Operations, said: “We are pleased to announce that our flights are now on sale as we’ve moved quickly to introduce a new booking system for Eastern Airways flights since becoming independent again.

“Our newly announced routes from Southampton to Manchester, Newcastle and Aberdeen, plus Aberdeen to Birmingham have already been well received nationally in recovering major lost connections which are now bookable at www.easternairways.com, along with our entire existing network.   

“Delivering regional connectivity is vital for economic prosperity and regional development which supports our ability to provide a quality, cost effective and speedy service to meet the needs of both business and leisure travellers.”

The independent operator, which was formed in 1997, has moved quickly to return back to its own standalone booking facilities after its former franchise partner, Flybe, went into administration earlier in the week. Travel agents can also book Eastern Airways services directly as the airline returns to its original T3 flight code.

From Cardiff, the airline provides scheduled flights to Anglesey, Teesside International and Aberdeen.

The Humberside Airport based carrier provides 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.

*Fares start from £19.99 on the Anglesey-Cardiff route.