Saturday, May 16, 2009

flights from Liverpool to Aberdeen and Southampton

Eastern Airways is going to launch three-times daily flights between Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport and both Aberdeen and Southampton from 6 July. The airline will also increase its one-stop flights between Aberdeen and Southampton from two to five each weekday from the same date.

To Southampton, weekday flights will leave Liverpool at 8.10am, 4.20pm and 8.10pm, landing in Southampton at 9am, 5.20pm and 9.10pm. Flights depart Southampton at 9.30am, 3pm and 5.50pm, arriving in Liverpool at 10.20am, 4pm and 6.50pm.

Weekday services to Aberdeen will depart from Liverpool at 10.40am, 4.30pm and 7.20pm, arriving in Aberdeen at 11.50am, 5.50pm and 8.40pm. Flights take off from Aberdeen at 6.40am, 2.30pm and 6.20pm, landing in Liverpool at 7.50am, 3.50pm and 7.40pm.

Fares from Liverpool to Aberdeen and Southampton start from £69 one way, including taxes and charges. The airline will use a combination of 50-seater Saab 2000 and 29-seater British Aerospace Jetstream 41 on the two new routes.

Chris Holliday, Eastern Airways’ chief operating officer, said: “Launching our first scheduled flights from Liverpool is a major milestone. We’re providing the fastest links from Liverpool to Aberdeen and Southampton, which are significantly quicker than alternative road and rail journeys. By offering three flights each weekday, business travellers will be able to spend a day in Aberdeenshire or in the south of England without the need for overnight accommodation.
“We’re also enhancing our services from Southampton to Aberdeen with five flights a day, providing greater flexibility and even more choice for business and leisure travellers.”

Eastern is best known for its flights servicing the oil and gas industry on the east coast of the country.