From Monday, April 22, the UK’s second largest regional airline will increase services from 22 to 26 a week with up to three flights operating in each direction on Mondays and Thursdays.
Morning flights from Leeds Bradford will now conveniently depart at 7am arriving in Aberdeen at 8.10am, while morning flights will leave Aberdeen at 8.40am landing at 9.50am at Leeds Bradford. There is also now a teatime 5.35pm departure from Leeds Bradford and a later 7.15pm evening service from Aberdeen.
Humberside-based Eastern Airways has been operating the scheduled route from Leeds Bradford since 2003 to meet the needs of business travellers, including offshore workers and those in the finance, manufacturing and engineering industry sectors.
Kay Ryan, Eastern Airways’ commercial director, said:
We’re providing more flights each week between Leeds Bradford and Aberdeen to suit the requirements of business commuters travelling between Yorkshire and North East Scotland. The new improved timings include a convenient 7am departure from Leeds Bradford and as well as offering three flights on Mondays and Thursdays, we continue to offer a Sunday service.
Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Airport’s commercial and aviation development director, said:
We are delighted that the improved schedule offers convenient business friendly flights for commuters between Leeds Bradford and Aberdeen. We hope this will help enhance the existing strong trade links that have grown between West Yorkshire’s engineering and manufacturing sectors and Aberdeen which is commonly regarded as the Energy Capital of Europe.
A dedicated fast track security channel is offered at both Leeds Bradford and Aberdeen airports for all Eastern Airways passengers to avoid any queues at security search, which also enables the airline to close check-in just 30 minutes before the departure time. Passengers flying with the airline are not charged for check-in, baggage, choice of seat or onboard drinks and snacks.
Eastern Airways provides a comprehensive network of domestic flights spanning the length and breadth of the UK and also flies from airports in Norway and France. It operates a fleet of 31 aircraft consisting of regional jets and turbo prop aircraft.