From 20 January 2014, the UK’s second largest regional airline will increase scheduled services to Europe’s energy capital from the south coast of England to two flights each weekday, Mondays to Thursdays, offering additional choice with morning and afternoon departures.
This latest announcement follows on from the recent news that Eastern Airways will start services from Southampton to Leeds Bradford on 20 January, providing three flights each weekday in both directions, along with a Sunday service.
Weekday flights to Aberdeen will depart from Southampton at 8.20am and 4.05pm, arriving at 11am and 6.45pm respectively. Flights from Aberdeen will leave on weekdays at 8.40am and 3.30pm, landing in Southampton at 11.20am and 6.10pm.
Timings on Sunday services are also adjusted and will leave Southampton at 5.45pm, arriving in Aberdeen at 8.25pm. Flights from Aberdeen will depart at 2.45pm, arriving in Southampton at 5.15pm.
Kay Ryan, Eastern Airways commercial director, said: “By increasing the number of services to Aberdeen, this latest improvement allows south coast business travellers and oil industry workers the choice of a convenient morning flight or a late afternoon departure.”
Jan Halliday, Southampton Airport’s director of marketing & communications, said: “Air links between Southampton and Aberdeen are very important as they connect the two sea ports which have many well established industry links, especially in the oil and marine sectors. The addition of extra flights will be welcomed by the business community, as well as people in Aberdeen who can use the service to join the cruise ships departing from Southampton.”
Eastern Airways has been operating scheduled services from Southampton Airport for over 10 years. It also operates more flights from Aberdeen than any other airline.
A dedicated fast track security channel is offered at Southampton 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. Complimentary drinks and snacks are offered on board the aircraft and passengers are not charged for check-in, baggage or choice of seat.
The airline provides a network of services flying from 20 airports across the UK, Norway and France using a fleet of 30 aircraft.