Greater flexibility and further enhanced business-focused timings will be introduced from 6 October 2014 by the regional airline, which is Europe’s leading provider of fixed wing air services for the oil and gas industry.
Weekday flights to Leeds Bradford from Southampton will see new 7.50am, 4.30pm and 6.30pm departures arriving in Yorkshire at 8.35am, 5.45pm and 7.15pm respectively. Services leave Leeds Bradford at 6.40am, 10.35am and 5.15pm, landing at Southampton at 7.25am, 11.45am and 6pm respectively. Sunday services leave Southampton at 7.15pm and depart Leeds Bradford at 5.55pm.
Flights to Aberdeen on weekdays will depart Southampton at 7.50am and 4.30pm arriving at 9.45am and 7.20pm respectively. Services take off from Aberdeen at 8.45am and 4.10pm, arriving in Southampton at 11.45am and 6pm respectively. Sunday flights depart Southampton at 7.15pm and leave Aberdeen at 4.45pm.
Leeds Bradford Airport is the gateway to Yorkshire and the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Leeds has strong business links with the south coast, particularly in the petrochemical, pharmaceutical, finance, insurance, manufacturing, engineering and construction industries. Aberdeen is Europe’s oil capital with the buoyant offshore industry.
Kay Ryan, Eastern Airways’ commercial director, said: “We constantly evaluate timings across our scheduled network to ensure we offer the best possible services, and after careful analysis, we’re introducing new timings to suit business travellers flying to Leeds Bradford and Aberdeen from Southampton.
“Customers heading to Leeds Bradford can now arrive in Yorkshire by 8.35am and be back on the south coast after a day’s business by 6pm, while offshore workers and oil industry executives can reach Aberdeen by 9.45am.”
Jan Halliday, Southampton Airport’s Director of Marketing & Communications, said: “We welcome the new flight timings to Leeds and Aberdeen by Eastern Airways. These will be ideal for the time conscious business traveller.”
Lead-in fares now start from £79 one way, including taxes and charges.
Fast track security channels to avoid queues at security search at Southampton, Leeds Bradford and Aberdeen are available for all departing Eastern Airways scheduled passengers. Complimentary drinks and snacks are offered on board the aircraft and there is no charge for check-in, baggage or choice of seat.
Eastern Airways has been operating scheduled flights from Southampton for over 11 years.
A network of services across to 17 airports in the UK, Norway and France is operated by the airline on a fleet of 31 regional aircraft.