Eastern Airways, Europe’s leading provider of fixed wing air services for the oil and gas industry, will offer non-stop flights between Norwich International Airport and Aberdeen on Sundays with a more convenient later departure time from 14 September 2014.
The Sunday service will depart Norwich at 6.15pm, arriving in Aberdeen at 7.35pm. From Aberdeen, Sunday flights will depart at 8pm, arriving in Norwich at 9.20pm. It is also expected to attract leisure travellers, but will particularly appeal to oil workers heading offshore early on a Monday morning and business commuters with Monday morning meetings.
The Sunday service will continue to complement Eastern Airways’ year-round choice of weekday departures with up to three flights a day from Norwich to Aberdeen.
Kay Ryan, Eastern Airways’ commercial director, said: “We are always looking at opportunities to further improve services and we’re now in a position to provide a non-stop Sunday service, which will reduce journey times for Norwich customers and allows us to offer an improved later departure time to Aberdeen.”
Andrew Bell, chief executive of Norwich International Airport, said: “Eastern Airways’ decision to operate a non-stop Aberdeen service from Norwich on a Sunday evening is very welcome, and further improves the connections that Norwich Airport can offer to the energy industry and travelling public in East Anglia.”
Eastern Airways first established scheduled services to Aberdeen from Norwich in 1999.