Eastern Airways announces new route from Leeds Bradford Airport to Newquay Cornwall

Eastern Airways has announced a new route from Leeds Bradford Airport - perfect for a UK staycation.

The airline said it is launching the new summer route from Leeds Bradford Airport linking Yorkshire with Cornwall Newquay in the South West of England to assist 'with the recovery of UK regional economies'.

The new service will be introduced on Thursday July 9, with flights operating daily from Monday to Friday.

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Flights will take just over an hour, the airline said.

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The route replaces a similar one operated by Flybe.

Flights are bookable and on sale at www.EasternAirways.com with all fares including 15kg of complimentary hold baggage as part of the quality service offered.

Roger Hage, Eastern Airways’ General Manager Commercial & Operations, said: “As a UK regional airline, our business is to connect the various business and tourism sectors which are vital to the economic recovery of the UK.

"We’re extremely pleased to serve Newquay re-establishing a link from Leeds Bradford at a time when UK travel begins to return for the summer peak.

"Our service will save valuable travel time connecting the Cornish coast with Yorkshire.”

Joanna Wild, Chief Commercial Officer for Leeds Bradford Airport, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting Eastern Airways in starting its flights to Newquay from July. This complements the resumption of its flights to Southampton starting this month, and re-establishes an important link between England’s south coast and the North.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming travellers and holidaymakers at our airport in the coming months, and we’re working closely with Eastern Airways, as well as other industry partners, to ensure the wellbeing of all staff and passengers.”

Pete Downes, Managing Director, Cornwall Airport Newquay, added, “We’re delighted that Eastern Airways will be launching a further new service between Cornwall Airport Newquay and Leeds-Bradford this summer. Given the long distance and journey time of existing transport modes, improving air connectivity between Cornwall and the North of England is vitally important in supporting the recovery of our visitor economy and wider business community, not just as lockdown restrictions begin to ease, but over the long term.

"We look forward to working with Eastern to make the route a success for the region.”

As Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease, services will be carefully re-introduced with extensive cleaning measures on-board and throughout all aspects of the airport.

A full anti-bacterial wipe down of all touch points between every service operated and also a comprehensive aircraft night-stop sanitisation will be implemented.

Initially Eastern Airways’ usual complimentary on-board service will be limited to facilitate reduced customer contact.

The health, well-being and safety of all customers and staff is a priority throughout the journey including airports and on-board the aircraft, the airline said.

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