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Old 24th Mar 2020, 12:35
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Eastern Airways suspending majority of its flights:

https://www.easternairways.com/annou...us-information

Updated Tuesday 24th March 2020 at 10:30

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Due to the effects of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and Government instruction relating to essential travel only, Eastern Airways will suspend the majority of its scheduled network for the short term for a period of 24 days from Wednesday 25th March 2020 until currently Friday 17th April 2020. This includes flights from Aberdeen (except Humberside service), Anglesey, Belfast City, Cardiff, Dublin, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton, Teesside International, Wick.

For those passengers who are no longer travelling, we can offer one single rebooking option for travel to be completed by 23 October 2020, subject to original fare class availability. Rebooking requests to be emailed to [email protected]?s...tern%20Airways. All customer enquiries are via email only.

Any passenger with a Flybe booking should contact their payment provider for a refund.

We will continue to follow Government guidance on wider travel restrictions and further adjustments may be required.

We appreciate the curtailment of travel provides difficulties for those including key workers, and we will endeavour to re-establish a schedule as Government guidelines allow.

Humberside – Aberdeen flights will continue on a temporary revised schedule from Wednesday 25th March to Friday 17th April 2020 as below:
Humberside-Aberdeen route Mon-Fri only
Humberside-Aberdeen 0945dep/1110arr T3 7642
Aberdeen-Humberside 1435dep/1600arr T3 7647

New route start dates
Aberdeen-Birmingham new route revised start date 27 April 2020
Southampton-Dublin start date to be advised
Teesside-London City start date remains 27 April 2020
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Old 24th Mar 2020, 18:11
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Embraer 145 5N-BWQ has returned from its stint in Nigeria and will return to service as G-CIYX.
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 19:28
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None of Eastern Airways flights appear to be bookable, even the HUY to ABZ. Are they still operating?
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Old 29th Apr 2020, 19:41
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Try using Chrome. Firefox doesn't seem to work with Eastern's website
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Old 1st May 2020, 15:06
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Booking

Apparently you can book flights, just wondering how they're implementing social distancing, are they testing passengers?
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Old 19th May 2020, 20:15
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How can they test passengers, apart from doing a temperature check nothing else they can do.
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Old 20th May 2020, 23:36
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Testing

Would you want to get onboard a full J41?
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Old 21st May 2020, 05:32
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Originally Posted by Wolfgang5150 View Post
Would you want to get onboard a full J41?
As much as any other full airliner - this is an industry wide issue.
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Old 31st May 2020, 20:55
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Eastern Airways starting up on the Monday 22nd June on specific routes

https://www.easternairways.com/annou...us-information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) reduced travel restrictions:

Due to the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic significsntly reducing and Government advice allowing for the removal of many travel restrictions, Eastern Airways has been working in conjunction with all our airport, aircraft cleaning and passenger care providers to ensure robust and approaprite measures are in-place throughout all aspects of your journey. Individual airports will detail specific measures or requirements in-place for your specific journey with us.

As a result, we are pleased to confirm following detailed planning with all our airport partners and service providers, the following scheduled services will commence on the following dates, each with an initial single daily weekday service in each direction.

Monday 22nd June:

ABERDEEN - NEWCASTLE

ABERDEEN - TEESSIDE

ABERDEEN - SOUTHAMPTON*

SOUTHAMPTON - BELFAST CITY

SOUTHAMPTON - MANCHESTER

TEESSIDE - ABERDEEN

TEESSIDE - BELFAST CITY

Monday 29th June:

LEEDS BRADFORD - SOUTHAMPTON

TEESSIDE - SOUTHAMPTON

Monday 6th July:

TEESSIDE - LONDON CITY

Other Services:

Some services will have dates advised in the coming days, including Aberdeen-Wick, Cardiff-Anglesey, Cardiff-Teesside, Cardiff-Aberdeen, Teesside-Dublin, Southampton-Dublin in addition to a number of new services.
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Old 31st May 2020, 21:55
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Good to see they ran it through a spellchecker first
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Old 31st May 2020, 23:11
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Originally Posted by Wolfgang5150 View Post
Would you want to get onboard a full J41?
Another way to look at it. Would you be statistically at less risk sharing a space with 30 people or sharing a space with 150 people on a larger aircraft? Is there less chance of someone having the virus amongst 30 as opposed to several amongst 150?

The last option is of course that we all continue to hide behind our sofas for the remainder of 2020 and perhaps the first few months of 2021. The money fairy will naturally continue to pay for all of our mortgages and living expenses. This money is free and does not have to be paid back - ever. After we have all hidden away for at least a year I hate to say it but there's a chance the virus will still be present. As will various other nasty bugs that have also been present for years and years.

Or we could start to live our lives again and use air travel sensibly and take precautions. We adapted to new security after 9/11, we can adapt to this, on either large or small aircraft.
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Old 1st Jun 2020, 06:41
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Originally Posted by panpanpanpan View Post
Another way to look at it. Would you be statistically at less risk sharing a space with 30 people or sharing a space with 150 people on a larger aircraft? Is there less chance of someone having the virus amongst 30 as opposed to several amongst 150?

The last option is of course that we all continue to hide behind our sofas for the remainder of 2020 and perhaps the first few months of 2021. The money fairy will naturally continue to pay for all of our mortgages and living expenses. This money is free and does not have to be paid back - ever. After we have all hidden away for at least a year I hate to say it but there's a chance the virus will still be present. As will various other nasty bugs that have also been present for years and years.

Or we could start to live our lives again and use air travel sensibly and take precautions. We adapted to new security after 9/11, we can adapt to this, on either large or small aircraft.
The problem comes back once again to the media unsurprisingly. The British public are so swayed by what the headlines say there is a large amount of the population who are seemingly too scared to sit on an aircraft but will happily congregate in large groups in the parks or on the beach. If the media was to run some headlines on the evidence around aircraft air filters, included interviews with the aircraft manufacturers and discussed the likelihoodís of contracting Covid in those circumstances assuming face masks are worn I think this may offer some reassurance.

But of course this would be a more positive spin news story so wonít likely get coverage.

Keeping the middle seat empty and a 14 day quarantine just isnít necessary. Do a temperature check at the entrance to the airport - ok it will delay getting in but itís no worse than having to queue to get your baggage screened before entering the terminal like you do in some airports in the world. And it will hopefully only be temporary.

I am not sure anymore whether people fear getting on an aircraft or simply donít want to go abroad / donít want people entering the U.K. because of the risk of infection. If itís the latter then more needs to be done to enforce the current restrictions as stupid as they seem to be. So many people yesterday were out in our park drinking with more and more getting drunk at which point social distancing went out the window.
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Old 1st Jun 2020, 06:51
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As this is an Eastern Airways discussion, can you clarify what types of filters are fitted to their fleet, and which a/c have middle seats?
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Old 1st Jun 2020, 07:50
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I'm not sure whether there was a degree of irony in the original post. The middle seat on a J41 is probably the most uncomfortable place to be on any commercial aircraft, with or without Coronavirus at large....
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Old 1st Jun 2020, 10:14
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still going

I obviously incorrectly thought that EA would not survive the last few years. But RL's business model yet again in working and that is great for the employees.

Flybe's demise has no doubt given them some great opportunities to further the business.

Wish the best for them. It will be interesting to see if there is a fleet expansion/addition.
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Old 1st Jun 2020, 16:06
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JTK I was of the same opinion, I was surprised it survived as far as January 2020.

I'm completely flabbergasted that coronavirus lockdown hasn't killed it off. Perhaps it has managed to furlough all the staff for a few months and go into hibernation with low ongoing costs essentially.
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Old 1st Jun 2020, 17:05
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Their finances available on the usual company check websites paint a worrying picture
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Old 1st Jun 2020, 18:34
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Originally Posted by LlamaFarmer View Post
JTK I was of the same opinion, I was surprised it survived as far as January 2020.

I'm completely flabbergasted that coronavirus lockdown hasn't killed it off. Perhaps it has managed to furlough all the staff for a few months and go into hibernation with low ongoing costs essentially.
RL no doubt pumping his own fortune into the business to keep it afloat, itís personal to him. Any other owner and it would have gone to the wall years ago.
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Old 1st Jun 2020, 20:46
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RL no doubt pumping his own fortune into the business to keep it afloat, itís personal to him. Any other owner and it would have gone to the wall years ago.
I suppose he made a lot from selling it to Bristow then buying it back, so I guess he can afford to keep it going for a while.
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Old 1st Jun 2020, 21:05
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Originally Posted by SWBKCB View Post
As this is an Eastern Airways discussion, can you clarify what types of filters are fitted to their fleet, and which a/c have middle seats?
No. It may be an Eastern thread but I can still make a comment regarding aviation travel and my perception of customer attitude to air travel. Most customers wonít know the difference between Easternís fleet and any other plane.
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