Eastern Airways has announced a new route from Glasgow to the Isle of Man, less than two weeks after securing the future of the island’s routes to Northern Ireland and North East England.
The UK regional airline, which moved quickly on Monday 13 March 2017 to provide a continuation of links to the Isle of Man from Belfast City and Newcastle, following Citywing’s liquidation, will now offer a daily weekday link from Scotland with a new Glasgow service.
The Glasgow service will be introduced from Tuesday 2 May 2017, using a 29-seat Jetstream 41 aircraft.
Monday to Thursday flights will leave Glasgow at 2.50 pm arriving in the Isle of Man at 3.40 pm. Services from the Isle of Man will depart at 1.30 pm, landing in Glasgow at 2.20 pm.
Friday services depart Glasgow at 9.35 am, arriving in the Isle of Man at 10.45 am. Flights leave the Isle of Man at 8.15 am, landing in Glasgow at 9.05 am.
The Glasgow flights are also on sale for the popular Isle of Man TT races, which run over a fortnight period from Friday 26 May to Monday 12 June 2017.
Mathew Herzberg, Head of Commercial for Eastern Airways, said:
“Our aim has been to protect vital routes from the Isle of Man and we are now pleased to be back in Glasgow linking the island again, and we will also explore further opportunities. In addition the timing enables us to offer a direct service from Scotland over the busy Isle of Man TT period so motorsport and TT fans won’t miss out.”
Eastern Airways has been operating for 19 years, and previously operated scheduled services from Glasgow Airport between 2011 and 2013. It has a fleet of two Embraer 170 and three Embraer 145 jets, as well as nine Saab 2000s and is the largest operator in the world of Jetstream 41 aircraft with 17.