Eastern airways is named as number one charter

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Eastern Airways, which operates flights from Stornoway Airport, has been named the Best Passenger Charter Airline at a prestigious industry awards ceremony in London this week.

The UK’s second largest regional airline achieved the air charter industry’s most coveted accolade at the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA) Excellence Awards.

This year, Eastern Airways celebrates its 14th anniversary and has significantly grown its charter business over the last two years, which also included the re-introduction of Embraer regional jets to its fleet.

Kay Ryan, Eastern Airways’ commercial director, said: “This award is regarded as the highest recognition in the charter airline industry, and to be the best passenger charter airline is a tremendous achievement for all at Eastern Airways. It is great testament to the outstanding efforts of our teams on the ground and in the air that work together to ensure the highest quality of service meets the high standards expected from our charter customers. The challenge going forward will be to redouble our efforts to retain this high level of achievement.”

Charter and scheduled services have been provided by Eastern Airways from Stornoway since 2006, which includes the scheduled service to Aberdeen.