An airline is to introduce a new morning flight from Durham to Aberdeen.
Eastern Airways, a franchise partner of Flybe, has added the flight from Durham Tees Valley Airport.
From November 12, the first flight of the day to Aberdeen will leave Durham Tees Valley at 6.50am, arriving at 7.55am, from Monday to Thursday.
The airline will also be adding in a Friday departure from Durham Tees Valley to 12.20pm, arriving in Aberdeen at 1.25pm.
Eastern Airways schedule will include up to 30 flights a week between Durham Tees Valley and Aberdeen.
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Roger Hage, Eastern Airways’ general manager operations, said: “Having listened to passenger feedback, we have improved the first departure of the day to an earlier 6.50am departure to north-east Scotland, which helps particularly those connecting offshore.
“Given many of our customers are heading with either Bristow Helicopter operated transfers or on our own integrated service to Shetland, their feedback is imperative to supporting the many who have flown with us now since 2001.
“This change and the re-timed Friday departure will also help to improve the route’s on-time performance.”