Eastern Airways, an airline that promises pleasant and convenient journey, has its headquarters located at Humberside Airport in Kirmington, North Lincolnshire, in England. The airline offers scheduled services for both domestic and international destinations, along with private charter services. Carrying about 800,000 passengers a year on its scheduled route network, the airline promises fabulous services. Eastern Airways has its crew bases at Aberdeen Airport, Newcastle Airport, Humberside Airport, Durham Tees Valley Airport, East Midlands Airport, Norwich International Airport, Dijon Airport, Wick Airport, Southampton Airport, and Dijon Airport.
Destination & Services
Eastern Airways operates scheduled services to about 20 destinations in the world. Some of the important destinations to which it flies to are Bergen and Stavanger in Norway, Bordeaux, Dijon and Toulouse in France, Birmingham, Bristol, Durham/Darlington/Middlesbrough, Kingston upon Hull, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, Newscastle upon Tyne, Nowrwich, Nottingham/Leicester/Derby and Southampton in England, Aberdeen, Stornoway and Wick in Scotland, and Cardiff in Wales. Refreshments and light snacks are on all flights of Eastern Airways. There is also a full complimentary bar on many services depending on the time of the day.
The competitive, fuel-efficient and environment friendly fleet of Eastern Airways comprises of 35 aircrafts, namely 20 BAe Jetstream 41, 2 Embraer 135 and 8 Saab 2000 aircrafts.
The Baggage Allowance policy of Eastern Airways allows 15 kilograms of checked baggage for each passenger. Any baggage exceeding this weight limit would be subject to excess baggage charges of £6.00 per kilogram, per sector. Due to certain Health and Safety regulations, the airline doesn't accept any single piece with a weight of more than 32 kilograms.
Awards & Recognition
The airline has been awarded the European Regions Airline Association Airline of the Year Gold Award for the year 2006-07. It has also been awarded the Airline of the Year Silver Award for the years 2003-04, and 2004-05. The airline won the runner-up prize for its punctual services at UK airports from 2005 to 2008 by Flight on Time, based on CAA statistics.
Eastern Airways History
Eastern Airways began operations in December 1997 with scheduled services between Humberside and Aberdeen after KLM withdrew from the same route. The airline bought Manchester based Air Kilroe in February 1999 and added 2 BAe Jetstream 32 aircrafts to the fleet. In the year 2002, Eastern Airways got its first J41 aircraft, which forms an important part of the airline's present fleet. In July 2010 Eastern Airways took delivery of an Embraer 135 aircraft with 37 - seats.
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