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Published on May 27th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer

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Eastern Airways Starts Belfast – Cardiff Service

Eastern Airways has started a new five times weekly service between George Best Belfast City Airport and Cardiff using a 29 seat BAe Jetstream 41 aircraft. The new service operates on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The flight will depart from Belfast at 12.30 for the 75-minute flight to Cardiff, arriving at 13.45. The return flight will depart Cardiff at 15.15 and land back in Belfast at 16.30. All fares include 15kg of hold baggage, taxes and charges and are available to book on the Eastern Airways website.

Commenting on inaugural flight Commercial Director at Belfast City Airport, Katy Best said, “The return of a route to Cardiff is welcome news for both the Airport and those wishing to reconnect with business, family, and friends in Wales. Belfast City Airport is the only airport on the island of Ireland to provide connectivity with Wales and we’re delighted that our airline partner, Eastern Airways, has committed to this service. Today’s flight marks the beginning of a busy period for the Airport, with a number of new routes taking off in the coming weeks. We’re seeing an increase in demand for travel, and it’s fantastic to offer these options to our passengers.”

Also commenting was the General Manager at Eastern Airways, Roger Hage who said, “As the appetite and need for travel continues to recover, Eastern Airways is committed to providing passengers with affordable and hassle-free travel solutions. Today’s Eastern Airway’s launch of Belfast City to Cardiff will be a welcome boost for tourism and businesses in both wales and Northern Ireland, adding to our Southampton service, offering the right services and frequencies in line with passenger demand. This is the last route to be restored at Belfast from those lost post flybe departure. Bookings have been very strong which will reflect in frequency increases as we and our airport partners support economic recovery through the summer months.”

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