Regional airline Eastern Airways will resume flights from Southampton from June 22.
From that date, it will operate an initial daily weekday service to Belfast City, Manchester, Newcastle and Aberdeen, with Leeds Bradford and Teesside following on June 29 and Dublin on July 23.
It said as restrictions begin to ease, services will be carefully re-introduced ‘as appropriate’ throughout July, August and September, with extensive cleaning measures on-board and throughout all aspects of the airport.
Roger Hage, general manager commercial and operations, said it was starting with a ‘carefully considered initial frequency to support the major regions of the UK and ensure regional connectivity returns given its vital role in recovering economic prosperity’.
“We will continue to increase frequency including the return of weekend services as demand returns along with adding new routes to our network. All services will ensure the safest procedures for our customer care are offered in conjunction with our airport partners,” he said.
Complimentary on-board services will be limited to facilitate reduced customer contact and all fares will include 15kg of complimentary hold baggage
Eastern Airways stepped in to protect regional connectivity from Southampton after the collapse of Flybe in March.