Travellers based in the Aberdeen area will soon enjoy easier links with Dubai, thanks to an agreement on flights connecting at Newcastle airport.
Regional carrier Eastern Airways has retimed two flights between Aberdeen and Newcastle, to allow for easier connections from and onto Emirates services at the airport.
The agreement comes into effect on November 1, and sees Eastern Airways’ 1100 departure T3 4035 from Aberdeen arriving in Newcastle at 1155am to connect with Emirates’ daily EK036 flight to Dubai at 1310. On the return leg Emirates service EK035 arrives at Newcastle at 1140, connecting with Eastern Airways flight T34036 to Aberdeen departing at 1330.
All passengers will be able to use Eastern Airways’ lounge at Aberdeen airport, while business class passengers will benefit from access to the Cheviot Lounge at Newcastle. All travellers with Eastern Airways enjoy fast track security when departing Aberdeen and Newcastle airports.
Under the new agreement baggage will be checked through in both directions, but Skywards miles will only be earned on the Newcastle-Dubai legs of the flight.
Tickets are available at emirates.com/uk for flights from Aberdeen to Dubai from £509, with onwards destinations also available including Singapore from £655, Bangkok from £779 and Sydney from £955.
Report by Mark Caswell