10 AUGUST 2020
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In what is seen as a major boost for the North East, Eastern Airways is to introduce what is initially a daily service from Teesside International Airport (MME), close by Darlington, to Heathrow on Monday 14 September.
This is seen as a replacement for the BA's dropped Leeds Bradford Airport to Heathrow route which has been dropped. However, British Airways connecting passengers will have to change either way from T2 to T5. Eastern also serves London City Airport from MME and a question mark must be raised over that service.
The catchment area for the flights includes incudes much of North Yorkshire plus the Durham, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough conurbations.
Eastern plans to use a 76-seat Embraer E170 on the route, with a 2+2 configuration and large overhead bins making it one of the most comfortable regional aircraft.
Roger Hage, Eastern Airways’ General Manager Commercial & Operations, neatly summed it up: “We look forward with our partners at Teesside International Airport and London Heathrow Airport to restoring such a major air-link missing for over a decade.”
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Don MacCallum, Isleworth
Treasure is in the North-East of England not the North-West
Paul Neal, EL DORADO HILLS, California
I gained my PPL at Teeside, remember having to do a downwind orbit on my first solo as the BMI flight from LHR was on final approach.