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Eastern Airways is a British airline whose head office is based at Humberside Airport in Kirmington, North Lincolnshire, England.

First founded in 1997, the airline’s legal name is Air Kilroe Limited but does it’s trading as Eastern Airways.

Eastern Airways flies to many domestic and international destinations including Aberdeen, Bergen, Birmingham, Cardiff, Durham Tees Valley, East Midlands, Humberside, Paris Orly, Norwich, Rodez, Newcastle, Leeds Bradford, Southampton, Stavanger, Stornoway, Wick John O'Groats and Norwegian connections.

Eastern Airways has a codeshare agreement with Widerøe. You can also search for Widerøe flights here.

The airline operates scheduled domestic, international services and private charter services. Around 800,000 passengers a year are carried on the scheduled route network. The airline specialises in providing regional flights in the United Kingdom, as they sought the gap in the market where larger carriers have moved away from providing flights to this market.

In 2017, the airline entered a franchise with Flybe, which meant that it will be flying Flybe's routes and carry its flight number. However, since Flybe went into administration in 2020, Eastern Airways has decided to resume independent operations again.

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As of May 2020, these are the destinations that the airline flies to. These include Alicante, Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Leeds, London, Southampton and more. The airline is also adding new routes from Teesside to Newquay and Leeds Bradford to Newquay in early July 2020.

Spain Alicante ALC Alicante Airport
United Kingdom Aberdeen ABZ Aberdeen Airport
United Kingdom Belfast BHD Belfast City Airport
United Kingdom Birmingham BHX Birmingham Airport
United Kingdom Cardiff CWL Cardiff Airport
United Kingdom Durham MME Teesside International Airport
United Kingdom Holyhead VLY Anglesey Airport
United Kingdom Isle of Man IOM Isle of Man Airport
United Kingdom Kingston Upon Hull HUY Humberside Airport
United Kingdom Leeds/Bradford LBA Leeds Bradford Airport
United Kingdom London LCY London City Airport
United Kingdom Manchester MAN Manchester Airport
United Kingdom Newcastle Upon Tyne NCL Newcastle International Airport
United Kingdom Scatsta SCS Scatsta Airport
United Kingdom Southampton SOU Southampton Airport

Baggage Allowance

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers are permitted one standard cabin bag, measuring a maximum of 55 x 35 x 20cm. In addition, passengers are permitted a small personal item which can fit under the seat in front of you. The total of these two items must not exceed 10kgs.

Checked Baggage

Passengers are entitled to checked baggage, Value and Standard fare passengers are entitled to one 15kg baggage and Flexible fare passengers can check-in one 23kg baggage. If you require assistance regarding your baggage allowance or excess baggage, please contact our customer service team.

Please note that because of Health and Safety regulations, all baggage exceeding 32kg will not be accepted by the airline.

Class Information

Although this airline has only one type of class in its cabins, you can personalise your flying experience by purchasing different fares:


This is the most basic fare with this airline, and simply includes a seat on the plane and cabin baggage. These tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable but will be offered onboard catering. Lounge access is available at Aberdeen and fast track is available at Aberdeen, Leeds Bradford and Newcastle.


The standard ticket has the same rights as the Value ticket. However, the standard ticket includes the flexibility to change your ticket with a charge.


This is the most premium fare on this airline. The ticket is fully flexible, with unlimited changes at no charge for fees or fare difference. Passengers also get the same access to lounges and fast track at the airport, with the addition of Southampton, Leeds Bradford and Cardiff for Lounge Access. In addition to the hand baggage included in the other fares, passengers can enjoy 2 x 23 kg of hold baggage.

In-Flight Entertainment

There is no in-flight entertainment available.


There are catering services onboard to ensure passengers have food during the flight. There are also alcoholic beverages available to all passengers.


Wi-Fi is not available onboard.

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

As of May 2020, online or mobile check-in is currently offered as an option to the passengers.

Airport Check-In

Airport check-in desks open 90 minutes before and close 30 minutes before to the scheduled departure time. Please note that the airline will not accept any late passengers, so please ensure that you leave plenty of time for check-in and boarding.

Frequent Flyer Programme

There is currently no frequent flyer programme on offer.

Airline Alliance

The airline does not belong to any airline alliance.


The airline mainly focuses on regional services, hence, their fleet consists of multiple regional jets. As of May 2020, their fleet includes Jetstream 41, Embraer ERJ135, Embraer ERJ145, Embraer 170, SAAB 200 and ATR72-600.

Hub Airport

Aberdeen Airport

The airport serves as the main heliport for the Scottish offshore oil industry as well as Eastern Airways. With the utilisation of newer aircraft, helicopters can reach northernmost platforms on both the East and West of Shetland areas. The airport has one main passenger terminal, serving scheduled and charter holiday flights.

Airlines that fly from and to Aberdeen Airport include British Airways, Air France, KLM and Lufthansa.

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