Eastern Airways (T3/EZE) has announced that it will be launching a direct service from Cardiff Airport (CWL/EGFF) to Belfast City (BHD/EGAC) in January, replacing a route lost when Flybe collapsed.
Operating daily during the week, as well as with a flight on Sunday, the flight will be operated by a Jetstream 41, in between the aircraft daily obligation on the PSO route between Cardiff and Anglesey.
Roger Hage, General Manager Commercial & Operations for Eastern Airways, said: “As the UK’s regional airline serving all four home nations, ensuring the right services and frequencies are offered as passenger confidence returns is essential. The introduction of a Belfast City service from Cardiff is one so many have been asking for so connectivity between Wales and Northern Ireland is in-place as the appetite for travel increases. Eastern Airways is all about supporting the regions of the UK, connecting people and places, so adding further services at hubs we already serve is another crucial part in the economic recovery and prosperity of Wales and Northern Ireland.”
Spencer Birns, Interim CEO at Cardiff Airport added: “Belfast has been one of our most in-demand routes since Flybe entered administration for both customers travelling for work, or to visit friends and family. We’d like to thank Eastern Airways for their continued confidence in regional connectivity from Cardiff.”