Eastern Airways flying the flag for Britain

The Eastern Airways aircraft with the Best of British livery.

The Eastern Airways aircraft with the Best of British livery.

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UK regional airline Eastern Airways, which operates flights from Stornoway Airport, will be flying the flag for Britain this summer, as one of its aircrafts has been unveiled in patriotic Union Jack livery.

The one-off ‘Best of British’ livery – in vibrant red, white and blue – has been introduced to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Kay Ryan, Eastern Airways’ commercial director, said: “The Best of British livery will be seen all over our scheduled and charter network over the coming months, celebrating both our heritage and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, as we join in with our passengers and the rest of the country to mark this great occasion.

“This year is all about celebrating everything that makes Britain great and I’m sure our passengers will be delighted to travel with us on this special aircraft, which carries the Union Jack tens of thousands of miles over the next few months.

Eastern Airways is the UK’s second largest regional airline and was established in 1997.

The airline was recently named Best Passenger Charter Airline and now operates more flights to and from Aberdeen than any other carrier with a fleet of 30 aircraft flying to 21 airports in the UK, Norway, Belgium and France.