Posted on: 18 April 2012 by Mark Howells
Eastern Airways has begun operating from Southampton Airport to Brussels with a daily service (except Saturdays), following Flybe’s withdrawal from the route at the end of February 2012.
Eastern says it moved quickly to ensure a continuation of this important link from the south of England to Brussels. The airline is no stranger to the Southampton–Brussels service, as it previously operated the route for two years until 2008 when Flybe started flying the niche route.
Weekday flights leave 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 15.55 and return services depart Brussels at 18.30.
Kay Ryan, Eastern Airways’ commercial director, remarked, “Our fully inclusive service is not only the most convenient way to reach Brussels from Southampton and the south coast of England, but also helps strong trade and business links continue between the region and the EU capital. Later Sunday flights will benefit business travellers heading for Monday morning meetings, while tourists visiting Brussels and Bruges can also take advantage of the service.”
Southampton Airport managing director, Dave Lees, added, “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.”