Eastern Airways has announced the restart of flights between Newcastle International Airport and Aberdeen Airport from the 6th September 2021, providing vital connectivity between the two regions for the transport-reliant offshore oil, gas and renewables industries.
The news is expected to be welcomed by many businesses in both the North East of England and Scotland, as well as passengers looking to travel to Aberdeenshire or the Highlands on holiday or to visit friends and family.
The resumed schedule will see flights operating six days a week and give passengers a convenient and hassle-free way of travelling to the Scottish port city from the North East of England in under one hour.
Passengers flying with Eastern Airways can benefit from a swift check-in up to 30 minutes prior to departure, one item of free hold baggage and a high level of customer service throughout their journey.
Roger Hage, General Manager, Eastern Airways, said: “We have served the North-East of England to Aberdeen for twenty years now and we welcome the return to our Newcastle base, restoring the North-East Scotland connection.
“As passenger confidence and energy related activity increases, we want to ensure the right services are being offered. Eastern Airways is all about supporting the regions of the UK, connecting people and places. Ensuring the North-East’s main hub airport of Newcastle is connected to Aberdeen is part of our wider return adding further services at hubs we already serve and a crucial part of increasing connectivity and aiding economic recovery.”
Richard Knight, Chief Operating Officer at Newcastle International Airport said: “The connection between Newcastle and Aberdeen is vital for the region’s economy and many businesses that operate in the offshore sector.
“This September marks twenty years since Eastern Airways began operating flights between the North East’s largest Airport and the city of Aberdeen. We are delighted that the airline has chosen to resume this important route which will benefit many businesses as they begin the road to recovery from the pandemic.
“The airline has a number of robust safety measures in place, and along with our own Ten Point Plan we hope this will give passengers confidence that they will be safe when travelling.”
Mark Beveridge, Operations Director at Aberdeen International Airport, said: “It is great to see Eastern Airways return to Aberdeen International Airport with its Newcastle service.
“This route will be warmly welcomed by our passengers and adds to the routes that strengthen our connectivity in the north-east of Scotland. Bringing business back to the region with safe travel is a key priority but there remains a long road ahead for aviation in the UK and the thousands of people employed within our industry.”