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Published on October 9th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer

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New Eastern Airways Service Between Belfast and Wales

Eastern Airways has announces that it will commence up to six flights a week from George Best Belfast City Airport to Welsh capital Cardiff from 11th January 2021, while also having recently increased frequency on routes from Belfast to Southampton and Teesside International Airport. The new service will be a daily except Saturday service will operate with fares on the new route starting from £79.99 one-way, including taxes and charges. The flights are now available to book at www.easternairways.com and all fares also include 15kg of complimentary hold baggage.

Kate Best, Commercial Director at Belfast City Airport

Speaking when the new route was announced on Wednesday, Kate Best, Commercial Director at Belfast City Airport said, “Today’s announcement that Belfast City Airport will once again operate flights to Cardiff is not only a positive development for the Airport itself, but also extremely welcome news for passengers who regularly travel to Wales. The popular route to Cardiff was previously operated by Flybe before the airline entered into administration in March 2020, and there has been huge demand since for it to be reinstated. Despite the challenging aviation environment of recent months, we continued exploring options to secure connectivity with the Welsh capital, and we’re very happy that our partner Eastern Airways has committed to this service.”  

The independent UK-based carrier was formed in 1997 and had returned quickly in March to a standalone identity including booking facilities after its former franchise partner, Flybe, went into administration. Eastern Airways already serves Southampton and Teesside from Belfast City plus Anglesey from Cardiff. Last month, Eastern Airways also became the only regional airline to start operating services into London Heathrow with its new Teesside service restoring a link absent for over a decade offering over 180 world-wide connections through Europe’s biggest airport hub, while earlier this week also announcing a codeshare partnership with Aurigny, Guernsey’s airline, to focus on increased passenger connectivity to the Channel Islands.

Previously announced new services by Eastern Airways to serve Dublin on the Southampton and Teeside routes have not yet started and currently no new start date for these routes have yet to be announced.

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