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 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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Eastern Airways has different baggage rules for carry-on and checked baggage. Find out information on Eastern Airways' baggage policy, including weights and sizes below.
Passengers on board an Eastern Airways flight 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.
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 Eastern Airways.
Although Eastern Airways 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 Eastern Airways, 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 Eastern Airways. 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.
Currently, there is no in-flight entertainment available onboard an Eastern Airways flight.
Wi-Fi is not available onboard Eastern Airways flights at this moment in time.
There are catering services onboard to ensure passengers have food during the flight. There are also alcoholic beverages available to all passengers. Some of the food included onboard Eastern Airways flights are hand-cooked crisps, flapjacks, sweets and other locally sourced products.
Eastern Airways offers online and airport check-in for its passengers. We advise that you check in online for a quick and easy airport journey.
As of May 2020, online or mobile check-in is offered as an option to passengers on Eastern Airways flights.
Airport check-in desks open 90 minutes before and close 30 minutes before to the scheduled departure time. Please note that Eastern Airways will not accept any late passengers, so please ensure that you leave plenty of time for check-in and boarding.
Eastern Airways currently don't offer a frequent flyer programme.
Eastern Airways does not belong to any airline alliance.
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.
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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.
Eastern Airways mainly focuses on regional services, hence, their fleet consists of multiple regional jets. As of May 2020, Eastern Airways' fleet includes Jetstream 41, Embraer ERJ135, Embraer ERJ145, Embraer 170, SAAB 200 and ATR72-600.