Fleet-of-foot Eastern Airways was quick to react to the demise of Citywing, the previous incumbent on the Isle of Man to Glasgow service. Celebrating the re-start of the city pair were: Michael Booth, First Officer Eastern Airways; Leona Ray, Cabin Crew Eastern Airways; Andy Coulthard, Captain Eastern Airways; Mathew Herzberg, Head of Commercial Eastern Airways; and Paul White, Business Development Manager Glasgow Airport.
- Eastern Airways proved just how dynamic it was this week, jumping swiftly onto the now-vacant Isle of Man (IOM) to Glasgow (GLA) city pair, which became available as a result of the demise of former operator Citywing last month. The UK regional airline launched a five times weekly service on 2 May, operated by its 29-seat Jetstream 41 fleet. Paul White, Glasgow Airport’s Business Development Manager, said: “The Isle of Man has always been a popular destination and we are delighted that Eastern Airways acted so swiftly to reinstate such an important business and tourism link. Bookings are already proving strong, which isn’t surprising considering the strong links between the Scottish and Manx economies. We are looking forward to working closely with Eastern Airways to ensure its success at Glasgow Airport.” Mathew Herzberg, Head of Commercial for Eastern Airways, said: “We are pleased to back in Glasgow to re-establish this vital route directly linking Scotland with the Isle of Man again. This week’s launch also coincides with the Celtic Media Festival, which is hosted on the Isle of Man this year. Flights over the TT period are busy with some already full, but there are still some seats available for motorsport and TT enthusiasts who haven’t yet confirmed their travel plans.” There is no direct competition on the route.