Leeds, United Kingdom, 2013-12-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Leeds Bradford Airport is pleased to announce that Eastern Airways, the UK’s 2nd largest regional airline, is to expand its route network in the New Year to include services between Leeds Bradford and Southampton.
Southampton is an important route serving regional businesses in Yorkshire and will provide quick and easy access to Hampshire avoiding the need for a lengthy road or rail journey. The route also provides access for people from the north of England to the cruise ships that depart from Southampton to America, Europe, the Baltic and the Caribbean.
Leeds Bradford Airport moved quickly to safeguard services after learning this week of Flybe’s intention to withdraw from serving this domestic route early next year.
Eastern Airways will commence operations to Southampton from Leeds Bradford from 20 January, 2014, running three daily services between Monday and Friday. In addition, it will also operate a Sunday afternoon service, providing flexibility for both business and leisure travellers and ensuring the continuation of airlinks between two of the UK’s largest cities.
Weekday services will depart from Leeds Bradford Airport at 06.50, 10.20 and 17.10 with return flights leaving Southampton at 08.20, 16.05 and 18.40, with flights conveniently timed to allow a full business day in both cities. A Sunday departure from Leeds Bradford Airport will be at 16.15, with a return flight leaving Southampton at 17.45.
Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Airports Aviation Development and Marketing Director, said: “We are delighted that Eastern Airways is growing their route network at Leeds Bradford. Southampton is an important route for the airport and the continuation of services linking Yorkshire with Hampshire will be welcomed by regional businesses. Leeds Bradford look forward to working with Eastern Airways to make this route a success and replicating the strong performance on the airlines existing route from Leeds Bradford to Aberdeen.’’
Flights are now bookable at www.easternairways.com and also via travel agents.
For more details of Eastern Airways flights from Leeds Bradford please go to http://www.easternairways.com/destination/leeds/bradford