10/03/2020

Eastern Airways Launches Service From Belfast City Airport

Belfast City Airport is wasting no time in securing new business for its flight routes to the UK, with Eastern Airways the latest airline to establish a service in the wake of Flybe's exit.

The airline yesterday launched a new six-times weekly route to Teesside International Airport in north-east England.

It comes four days after the collapse of Flybe placed the future of the airport in jeopardy with the loss of fourteen services to the UK.

Scottish airline Loganair was the first to take over routes formerly operated by the airline to Aberdeen and Inverness.

Eastern Airways, a former franchise partner of Flybe, is once again selling its flights independently after the domestic travel giant entered administration.

Welcoming the inaugural service on the Embraer ERJ145, Ellie McGimpsey, Aviation Development Manager at Belfast City Airport, said: "We are pleased to welcome Eastern Airways back to Belfast City and its new six-times weekly route to Teesside International Airport.
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"This service will prove popular with both business and leisure passengers, enhancing air connectivity between Northern Ireland and the north-east of England with Darlington, Middlesbrough, Durham, Hartlepool, Sunderland and Stockton-on-tees all within a convenient driving distance of the airport."

Fares from Belfast City Airport to Teesside start from £69.00 one way, including taxes and charges. Complimentary on-board refreshments are offered in addition to a minimum of 15kg of hold baggage.

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.

"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."

Tickets for the route can be booked online.



(JG/CM)

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