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


Eastern Airways flies to many 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. A really smart management team with a clear market niche which has expanded as larger carriers move away from regional UK flying.


Eastern Airways' fleet consists of BAe Jetstream 41, Embraer ERJ 145 and Saab 2000. In February 2014 the Bristow Group acquired a 60% interest in Eastern Airways and the airline continues to operate under the Eastern Airways brand.


With small aircraft, leather seats, on-board catering, seat allocation at check-in, 10 kgs of hand baggage and 15 kgs of hold baggage, very friendly cabin staff, Eastern Airways are the true antidote to the low cost experience.





Eastern Airways has teamed up with renowned Airline partners to make sure our customers are well connected to the rest of the world. Customers travelling to Norway from our regional airports can now connect onto services to Bergen and Stavanger via our hub in Aberdeen thanks to our new codeshare partnership with Norwegian airline, Wideroe.


For customers in Aberdeen heading to Dubai we offer connections through Newcastle with our partner Emirates. Flying with Eastern Airways, passengers may be entitled to all inclusive inflight services, express check-in services, executive airport lounges and free hold baggage and hand baggage.






2nd October 2017


Airlines Flybe and Eastern Airways agree to continue Norwich franchise

Flybe has agreed to continue its franchise deal with a fellow regional airline to provide flights from Norwich to Aberdeen.

From October 29 passengers with Eastern Airways service to Scotland will be able to buy tickets through the Flybe website with the new contract seeing the flights given a BE flight code – meaning fliers will be able to go on to other Flybe destinations with one ticket.

Eastern Airways provides up to three flights each weekday for Flybe, plus a Sunday service from Norwich to Aberdeen, connecting with onward services to destinations including Stornoway, Wick John O’Groats, Stavanger and Bergen.



September 2017


Eastern Airways adds two ATR72s for oil charter operations

Eastern Airways has announced it is adding a pair of ATR72-600s to its fleet with the maiden aircraft of the type having already been delivered on Friday, September 8. The first Avions de Transport Régional equipment in the UK regional specialist's fleet, msn 1448 and 1482 are leased from Nordic Aviation Capital and will be deployed on oil contract charter services between Aberdeen Dyce and Scatsta (Shetland Isles). “We are increasing our capabilities in the 70-seat market with the introduction of these two brand new ATR 72-600s into the fleet, which are ideally suited for the airports we fly to and environments we operate in," Tony Burgess, Eastern Airways’ Chief Operating Officer, said. "These efficient, modern aircraft help us to fulfil a vital role and provide a long term commitment supporting the oil and gas industry.”

Eastern Airways is also a flybe. (BE, Exeter) franchisee and operates a fleet of seventeen Jetstream 41s, two EMB-170s, three ERJ-145s, and nine Saab 2000s on flights to nineteen destinations across the United Kingdom, France, Hungary, Italy, and the Isle of Man. As part of its ACMI business, two Saab 2000s are operated for BA CityFlyer (CJ, London City).




March 2017


Eastern Airways announced it had moved to continue some Citywing services following the company's liquidation.

The latter ceased all flights earlier this week after confirming it had "found it difficult to source suitable viable aircraft" to fulfil its routes on the back of Czech airline Van Air, which operated the flights in Citywing's behalf, losing its route licences in February 2017. As a result, Eastern Airways has vowed to continue operating flights between the Isle of Man and both Newcastle and Belfast. Eastern Airways has been operating flights from Newcastle International Airport since 2003 and currently flies to both Aberdeen and Cardiff.



March 2017


Eastern Airways announced a new Glasgow-Isle of Man service

The regional airline moved quickly earlier this month to provide a continuation of services to the island from Belfast City and Newcastle after Isle of Man-based Citywing went into liquidation. The carrier will now offer a daily weekday link to the Isle of Man from Glasgow service. Flights will run from May 2 using a 29-seat Jetstream 41 aircraft.



January 2017


Eastern Airways announced it was developing its route network in France by introducing new services in 2017 from Rodez to Italy, the south coast of England and east-central France. Three new routes include summer services from Rodez Aveyron Airport to Milan and Southampton, as well as a year-round domestic service to Lyon.

The British airline will base a second aircraft in Rodez and offer 3 flights a week operating on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays to Lyon from Rodez, which launches on 13 March 2017. Rodez Aveyron Airport is conveniently located providing easy access, car parking next to the terminal and fast check-in to departure timings aimed at saving business travelers valuable time. The Milan service will operate twice a week on Fridays and Sundays from 7 July 2017.







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Popular Routes


Aberdeen    Bergen  


Stavanger   Cardiff 


Newcastle    Wick John O'Groats


Stornoway    Bergen






The Fleet


BAe JetStream 41






Embraer ERJ 145






Saab 2000





Aberdeen Airport

HUB Airport


Aberdeen Airport is a base for BMI Regional, Eastern Airways and Flybe. The airport also serves as the main heliport for the Scottish offshore oil industry. With the utilisation of newer aircraft, helicopters can reach northern most 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, AirFrance, KLM and Lufthansa.






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Eastern Airways Eastern Airways is a UK regional carrier based at Humberside International Airport. Eastern Airways Flights Eastern Airways recently celebrated it’s 10th anniversary. In those years it has has grown from a small fledgling airline into a major UK commuter operation.. With a very clear strategy and growing niche as larger airlines pull out of connecting regional cities, Eastern airways now flies more than 750 services each week and this year will carry over 500 passengers. The airlines main hub is in Aberdeen and they now operate to 16 airports in the UK. Eastern Airways flies internationally to Angers Loire in France and Stavanger in Norway Eastern Airways UK Regional Flights A really smart management team with a clear market niche which has expanded as larger carriers move away from regional UK flying. Eastern Airways are the success story that hasn’t been paraded in the papers, which prefer low- cost scare stories. With small aircraft, leather seats, on-board catering, seat allocation at check-in, 10 kgs of hand baggage and 15 kgs of hold baggage, very friendly cabin staff, Eastern Airways are the true antidote to the low cost experience.... Eastern Airways Fleet Eastern Airways operate a large - and immaculate - fleet of 25 Jetstream J41’s and 4 Saab 2000 aircraftUK regional airline Eastern Airways is to launch two new direct services to Bergen from Aberdeen and Newcastle on 5 October 2009. The introduction of these latest routes by Eastern Airways, one the UK’s most punctual scheduled airlines* demonstrates Eastern Airways’ commitment to further expanding services into Norway from the UK. As Norway’s second largest city, Bergen is the latest addition to the airline’s network, which already includes frequent services to Oslo from Aberdeen and Stavanger from both Aberdeen and Newcastle. From Aberdeen, the airline will operate a Monday to Friday service to Bergen, with flights taking off from Aberdeen at 8.40am, arriving in Bergen at 11.10am local time. Departures leave Bergen at 4.15pm, landing in Aberdeen at 4.45pm local time. From Newcastle, Eastern Airways will also operate daily weekday services to Bergen, with flights leaving Newcastle at 10.30am, arriving in Bergen at 1.35pm local time. Services depart Bergen at 2.30pm, arriving in Newcastle at 3.35pm local time. The Bergen timings offer convenient connections from Durham Tees Valley, Humberside, East Midlands and Wick via Aberdeen. Passengers heading to Bergen from Birmingham, Cardiff and Southampton can also connect onto Eastern Airways’ Newcastle service. In addition, from 4 October, extra early morning flights from Stavanger to Aberdeen will operate between Monday and Thursday, leaving Stavanger at 7.30am and arriving in Aberdeen at 7.50am local time. A new evening service will leave Aberdeen at 6.30pm, arriving in Stavanger at 7.50pm (Monday to Wednesday, departing Aberdeen at 3pm and arriving in Stavanger at 5.20pm on Sundays). Newcastle will also benefit from an additional Sunday service to Stavanger, leaving Newcastle at 4pm, arriving at 6.50pm local time, and departing Stavanger at 7.30pm and arriving in Newcastle (via Aberdeen) at 9.15pm. Chris Holliday, Eastern Airways’ chief operating officer, said: "The announcement of two new non-stop services to Bergen from Aberdeen and Newcastle clearly demonstrates our commitment to developing routes between the UK and Norway. "Bergen is a key base for the global energy industry, and our services will benefit business travellers. Both services also provide a convenient link for leisure passengers taking short breaks in Norway, north east Scotland and north east England." Bergen is recognised as the gateway to the world famous fjords of Norway and has become one of Europe’s largest ports of call for cruise ships. Bergen Airport Flesland is the main heliport for the Norwegian North Sea oil and gas industry, and as home to the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) and the Royal Norwegian Navy, the city also plays a pivotal role in the maritime industry. The airport is situated 12 miles south of Bergen and is less than half an hour from the city centre. North east of the city rises the Fløyfjell (319m/1,047ft), from which there are magnificent views of the city and the surrounding area, particularly in the early morning or at sunset. The hill can be climbed on foot or by funicular railway. Bergen is also home to Troldhaugen, which was the home of the late Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. The house is now a museum dedicated to Grieg and his wife. The name comes from the Norwegian for "troll knoll", reputedly named after the nearby valley known as "The Valley of Trolls". As well as Norway, Eastern Airways flies to a network of UK regional airports, including Aberdeen, Bristol, Cardiff, Durham Tees Valley, Newcastle, Southampton, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, East Midlands, Humberside, Norwich, Stornoway and Wick. All passengers flying with Eastern Airways from Aberdeen have access to its dedicated business lounge, while travellers can benefit from fast track security access as well as 30 minute check in times at both Aberdeen and Newcastle.

Eastern Airways launch Oslo from Newcastle and Aberdeen

UK regional airline Eastern Airways is to launch two new direct services to Bergen from Aberdeen and Newcastle on 5 October 2009.

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