The airline started operations in December 1997 with a scheduled service between Humberside and Aberdeen following KLM"s withdrawal from the route. In February 1999 it purchased Manchester based Air Kilroe. The airline closed its base at the Isle of Man in August 2009, discontinuing routes to Birmingham and Newcastle from the airport. In 2010, Eastern Airways bought Air Southwest.
About the airline
Eastern Airways is an airline with its head office on the property of Humberside Airport in Kirmington, North Lincolnshire, England, operating scheduled domestic and international services and private charter services. The airline has its crew bases at Newcastle Airport, Durham Tees Valley Airport, Humberside Airport, East Midlands Airport, Aberdeen Airport, Wick Airport, Warton Aerodrome, Norwich International Airport, Southampton Airport and Dijon Airport in France. It is owned by Bryan Huxford (59%) and Richard Lake (41%).
Eastern Airways serves the following international destinations on a scheduled basis: Norway, France. Domestic routes include: Birmingham - Birmingham Airport, Bristol - Bristol Airport, Durham/Darlington/Middlesbrough - Durham Tees Valley Airport, Kingston upon Hull - Humberside Airport, Leeds/Bradford - Leeds Bradford International Airport, Newcastle upon Tyne - Newcastle Airport Hub, Norwich - Norwich International Airport, Nottingham/Leicester/Derby - East Midlands Airport, Southampton - Southampton Airport (England); Aberdeen - Aberdeen Airport Hub, Glasgow - Glasgow Airport, Stornoway - Stornoway Airport, Wick - Wick Airport (Scotland); Cardiff - Cardiff Airport (Wales).
Eastern Airwaysâ€™s fleet has a total size of 33 aircrafts. Including: 15 BAe Jetstream 41, 3 Bombardier Dash 8-311, 4 Cessna 340, 2 Embraer 135, 1 Embraer 145 and 8 Saab 2000.
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