The popular route was previously served by Monarch but has since been unserved from Birmingham Airport for four years, following Monarch’s collapse in 2017. This new route will once again re-connect the Midlands region to the sunshine destination of Gibraltar, located on the Iberian Peninsula, which is currently open for travel after being placed on the green-list for international flights. It is thought the new route will also connect business and leisure markets to give a much needed boost in tourism to the Gibraltar area.
Vijay Daryanani MP, Minister for Business, Tourism, Transport & the Port for the Government of Gibraltar said,
“We warmly welcome Eastern Airways new service, opening up another catchment area for Gibraltar. The service will be another boost to our tourism and business communities. We look forward to working with the airline on more opportunities for the future.”
Roger Hage, GM for Eastern Airways, commented:
“What a welcome sign of summer and return to enjoying the sun in the Mediterranean this first service from Birmingham to Gibraltar route marks. Being on the green list of destinations with a wealth of quality hotels, beaches, water-sports and heritage, this British Overseas Territory offers an exciting short-break destination aside from its role in UK business.”
Tom Screen, Aviation Director for Birmingham Airport said:
“It is great news to have Eastern Airways as a partner airline at Birmingham Airport again offering customers the chance to fly direct to Gibraltar. We look forward to working with Eastern Airways to offer customers more destinations direct from their local airport.”
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