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Eastern Airways to open Glasgow Airport base
08 June 2017
Eastern Airways has announced plans to establish a new base at Glasgow Airport.
From 01 September 2017 Eastern Airways will base two aircraft at Glasgow Airport with daily flights to Manchester, Sumburgh and Stornoway.
The new base will operate as a franchise for Europe's largest regional airline Flybe, which already has four aircraft based at Glasgow Airport.
Eastern Airways will operate upto eight daily return flights from Scotland's largest city with four to Manchester, three to Stornoway and a single daily service to Sumburgh.
Alongside providing eight daily flights on three new routes, the airlines new Glasgow Airport base will create a significant number of new jobs including Pilots, Cabin Crew and Ground Staff.
Flybe's Glasgow Airport hub connects Scotland Highlands and Islands with UK cities and worldwide destinations including Bergen, Dubai, New York and Orlando. Passengers checking-in at UK Airports can enjoy a seamless and hassle-free connection in Glasgow before flying onward with Delta Air Lines, Eastern Airways, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic or other Flybe flights with luggage going straight through to their final destination and when checking in at their local airport, passengers will receive boarding passes for their flight to Glasgow and those for the onward connecting flight.
The increase in flights to Manchester, Sumburgh and Stornoway further cements Glasgow Airport’s position as Britain's best connected domestic airport with direct flights to 27 destinations throughout the United Kingdom. Glasgow Airports multi-award winning customer service, unrivalled choice of worldwide destinations and its central location with direct motorway access ensures the airport is the preferred choice for travellers from across Scotland including those in Ayrshire, Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and beyond.
Flybe and Eastern Airways will compete head-to-head with Glasgow based Scotland's national airline Loganair, on all three routes.
Christine Ourmieres-Widener, CEO, Flybe, said: “This alliance with Eastern Airways is an excellent opportunity to strengthen the Flybe network. We already operate flights at a number of common airports and this will enable passengers to connect to a greater number of destinations, across the UK and into Europe. Eastern will operate routes from Glasgow Airport to offer an enhanced service to passengers based in Scotland and travelling to Scotland.”
Already Scotland's gateway to the world and the nation's fastest growing airport, Glasgow Airport has enjoyed huge success in recent times establishing itself as one of Europe's fastest growing airports with new flights taking-off to over 30 exciting destinations including Brussels, Cape Verde, Dubrovnik, Frankfurt, Jamaica, Krakow, Lisbon, Madrid, New York JFK and Valencia - offering passengers over 1 million additional seats.
Flybe and Eastern Airways flights from Glasgow to 19 destinations including Bergen, Cardiff, Exeter and Stornoway can be booked now through Air Glasgow ensuring you get the cheapest flights every time you book.