Eastern Airways

Eastern Airways is a British regional airline based in Kirmington, North Lincolnshire and based on the local Humberside Airport.


Eastern Airways was launched in 1997 with a scheduled service between Humberside Airport and Aberdeen. Two years later, she took over Air Kilroe from Manchester.

From 2003 British Airways CitiExpress their routes and BAe Jetstream 41 were adopted. In 2006, she took over from Air Wales the connection from Cardiff to Newcastle upon Tyne. The connections to Brussels and from Newcastle to London City Airport were abandoned at short notice. Then connections from Durham Tees Valley Airport to Brussels and from Aberdeen were taken to Stavanger.

In September 2010, Eastern Airways took over after regulatory approval, Air Southwest, another British regional airline, with the previously already a cooperation has been agreed. Air Southwest presented under the auspices of the Eastern Airways end of September 2011 for economic reasons, the flight operations.

The company is 50% each owned by Brian Haxford and Richard Lake.


In addition to numerous UK destinations including Southampton, Wick, Norwich and Liverpool also two international destinations were served in summer 2011 with Dijon and Stavanger. In addition, charter flights are offered.


As of July 2013, the fleet of the Eastern Airways consists of 31 aircraft: