Eastern jumps in on Southampton–Brussels route

Eastern Airways has stepped in to secure the future of the Southampton–Brussels route by introducing services from Monday 16 April 2012, replacing Flybe which withdrew from the route on 28 February 2012.

Eastern will operate daily flights (except Saturdays) with weekday flights leaving Southampton Airport at 11:10 on Mondays and Tuesdays, 13:00 on Wednesdays, and 10:55 on Thursdays and Fridays. From Brussels weekday flights depart at 13:55 on Mondays and Tuesdays, 15:45 on Wednesdays and 13:40 on Thursdays and Fridays (all are local times).

On Sundays services will take off from Southampton at 4.55pm and return services depart from Brussels at 7.30pm.

Eastern Airways previously operated the Southampton–Brussels route for over 2 years until April 2008 when Flybe had started services on this niche route.

Kay Ryan, Eastern Airways’ commercial director, commented, “The continuation of the Southampton–Brussels route is great news for business and leisure travellers on the south coast of England as there have been strong trade and tourism links between the two regions for many years.”

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