Eastern Airways flights to resume at Southampton Airport this month

REGIONAL flights will resume at an airport by the end of the month.
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Regional airline, Eastern Airways, will resume its network of routes from Southampton Airport, including Aberdeen, Belfast City, Dublin, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds Bradford and Teesside from June 22.

An initial daily weekday service to Belfast City, Manchester, Newcastle and Aberdeen will be the first to be introduced, with Leeds Bradford and Teesside following on June 29 and Dublin on July 23.

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As part of safety measures, the company has said there will be a full anti-bacterial wipe down of all touch points between every service operated and a comprehensive night-stop sanitisation will be implemented. Usual complimentary on-board service will also be limited to reduce customer contact.

Roger Hage, Eastern Airways’ general manager of commercial and operations, said: ‘We are pleased to announce that our Southampton flights are returning with a carefully considered initial frequency to support the major regions of the UK and ensure regional connectivity returns given its vital role in recovering economic prosperity.

‘We will continue to increase frequency including the return of weekend services as demand returns along with adding new routes to our network. All services will ensure the safest procedures for our customer care are offered in conjunction with our airport partners.’

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Following its former franchise partner, Flybe, going into administration earlier in March, Eastern Airways stepped in to protect regional connectivity from Southampton prior to the Covid-19 travel restrictions.

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Neil Garwood, managing director at Southampton Airport, said: ‘As we restore airport operations, we are absolutely delighted to welcome back Eastern Airways, providing vital connectivity across the UK, and enabling the recovery of regional economies.’

The Humberside Airport based carrier provides a network of routes from airports including Aberdeen, Alicante, Anglesey, Belfast City, Cardiff, Dublin, Humberside, Isle of Man, Leeds Bradford, London City, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton, Teesside International and Wick John O’Groats.

For more information on flights visit easternairways.com

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