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Newcastle airport increases flights to Aberdeen
FLIGHTS to Europe's leading oil centre, Aberdeen, are being expanded from Newcastle Airport with Eastern Airways introducing more flights.
Weekday services will increase from four to five flights a day from October 1.
There will be a new 8.30am departure northbound Monday to Wednesday along with 5pm and 7.10pm services leaving Newcastle Wednesday to Friday. During the week a 50 seat Embraer 145 jet will also be introduced for peak flights. The move will result in an extra 1,700 seats a month on the route.
Departing from Aberdeen there will be a new 5.45pm departure Monday to Friday and additional 3.45pm and 4.45pm departures on Thursdays, which is traditionally one of the busiest days for southbound flights to Newcastle.
The new flights will be bookable from Monday (September 10).
"Weve played a major role supporting the North Sea offshore industry with vital transport links for many years," said Kay Ryan, Eastern Airways commercial director. "Our latest expansion of services from Newcastle demonstrates our continued commitment to providing the best business schedules for north east offshore workers and business commuters heading to Aberdeen."
Joanne Leng, deputy chief executive of NOF Energy, welcomed the announcement, when she said: "Both Aberdeen and North East England are key hubs for the UK oil and gas market and it is essential that we make moving between the two centres as easy as possible. In the long term it benefits both regional economies and ensures that supply chain companies continue to have access to new business opportunities by being able to reach and service their client base quickly."