Eastern Airways Captain Richard Stainthorpe; Debra Dupret, Eastern Airways’ Area Sales Manager South; and Dave Lees, Southampton Airport's Managing Director celebrated reinstated services between the airport in southern England and Brussels with Belgian chocolates.
Eastern Airways’ Area Sales Manager Debra Dupret and Brussels Airport’s Manager Aviation Marketing Geert Van Dessel celebrated the British airline’s new service from Southampton to the ‘Capital of Europe’. Dupret was handed flowers by Van Dessel, while the first passengers received Belgian chocolates.
- Eastern Airways has taken over a route dropped by Flybe at the end of February. On 16 April, Eastern Airways began operating six times weekly from Southampton (SOU) in southern England to the Belgian capital Brussels (BRU). On weekdays, the route is operated with 29-seat Jetstream 41 aircraft, while the Sunday flights are served with 50-seat Saab 2000s. This is Eastern Airways’ first route to the ‘Capital of Europe’ and its second at Southampton, which it also serves from Aberdeen in Scotland. Southampton Airport’s managing director Dave Lees said: “We’re delighted to welcome Eastern Airways back to this route. It’s a highly requested route by both our business and leisure passengers, who are looking for convenient flights to this major European centre.”