Eastern Airways is to increase the number of flights it operates from Southampton to Aberdeen. From 7 February next year, the UK business airline will increase services from three to four flights each weekday from Southampton to Aberdeen. The additional flight will leave Southampton Airport at 6.45am. “By increasing our Aberdeen services to four flights each weekday, we are not only offering even greater choice, but it also enables us to provide more convenient timings from Southampton,” said Roger Hage, Eastern Airways’ ground operations manager. ” The increase will particularly benefit those travelling to do a day’s business and offshore workers, as our flights are significantly quicker than long road or rail alternatives.” Dave Lees, managing director of Southampton Airport, added: “The route between Southampton and Aberdeen is long established and is particularly popular with business passengers involved with the oil industry within both regions. The increase in flights from next February is fantastic news for Eastern Airways customers linking between the north and south.” Eastern Airways first started operating flights from Southampton in 2003 and currently offers business travellers domestic flights from the south coast of England to Aberdeen, Durham Tees Valley, Leeds Bradford and Liverpool.