Spotlight on New Hotels


Eastern Airways Plans to Fly French Regional Destinations

Eastern Airways

Eastern Airways is to introduce the first two of its planned French Regional destinations commencing in April, from the airlines growing Southampton, UK, hub.

The UK’s regional airline will commence services to Rennes Bretagne from Thursday 29th April and Nantes Atlantique from Friday 30th April, serving both destinations initially three-weekly. Both are former flybe routes and are the first two French destinations restored by Eastern Airways adding to the Belfast City, Manchester, Leeds Bradford and Teesside routes already served.

Both routes will be operated by the airline’s 72 seat ATR72-600 aircraft, Nantes flying on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday while Rennes will be flown on a Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Fares on the new route starting from £59.99 one-way, including taxes and charges. The flights are now available to book at, with all fares including hold baggage.

Roger Hage, GM for Eastern Airways, said, “As the UK’s regional airline, we are delighted to add the first two French connections from Southampton as being Nantes-Atlantique and Rennes-Bretagne, covering the key regions of the Loire Valley and Brittany. Given Southampton’s prominence in connecting the UK and France, while also being within an hour of London by rail directly outside the terminal door, it is an exciting development for all. With additional new destinations to follow in the coming days and weeks, Eastern Airways is committed to 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 the South-Coast hub.”

Operations director at Southampton Airport Steve Szalay said, “Today’s announcement from Eastern Airways is welcome news for the airport and our passengers.



“It is also encouraging that the airline is expanding its route map at the airport during these challenging times and will once again provide those travelling from Southampton and beyond fantastic connectivity to these ever-popular French destinations.”

Eastern Airways’ services will be carefully reintroduced, aligned to changes in Covid-19 restrictions, with extensive cleaning measures on-board and throughout all aspects of the airport for the safety of all passengers.

The independent UK-based carrier was formed in 1997 and  already serves Belfast-City, Manchester, Leeds-Bradford and Teesside from Southampton with Dublin planned.

Eastern Airways also has a codeshare partnership focused on Southampton with Aurigny, Guernsey’s airline, to optimise increased passenger connectivity to the Channel Islands.


Latest Travel News

Lindner Hotels

Germany's Lindner Hotels and Resorts Join Hyatt

June 09, 2023 Accommodation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that as part of Hyatt’s strategic collaboration with German hospitality company Lindner Hotels AG, properties of the brands ‘Lindner Hotels & Resorts’ and ‘me and all hotels’ are joining World of Hyatt as part of the JdV by…

Latest News in Aviation

June 08, 2023

Air Canada Doubles Service To Grenada

Canadians seeking warmth, adventure and relaxation this winter, will find it easier to find their respite in Grenada when Air Canada resumes service…
Air Canada
June 07, 2023

Pegasus Airlines CEO Shares Future Goals

Pegasus Airlines held a press conference on Tuesday 6 June 2023 as part of the 79th IATA General Assembly and World Air Transport Summit, hosted by…
Pegasus Airlines CEO Press Conference
June 05, 2023

IATA Roadmaps to Net Zero by 2050

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) unveiled a series of roadmaps aimed at providing step-by-step detailing of critical actions and…
Net Zero
June 02, 2023

British Airways Fined by US

The US government has handed down a fine of $1.1 million to British Airways over claims it failed to pay refunds for canceled flights during the…
British Airways BA