Eastern Airways Goes International

17th Feb 2004

The Dutch city of Groningen, situated in the North East corner of Holland,
will become the latest destination for Eastern Airways. Groningen will be served daily, Monday to Friday, from Norwich and Aberdeen
using Embraer regional jets.  This service will provide a link between two
of Europe?s leading centres for oil and gas expertise and facilities.
In addition to the diverse industrial and commercial activities of this
province, Groningen city shares many similarities with the country?s
principal city of Amsterdam, not least with its racy nightlife!  Situated
less than one hour?s drive from Germany, and less than 90 minutes from the
main centre of offshore supply services, Den Helder, Groningen presents many

Richard Lake, CEO of Eastern Airways, commented: “We identified clear
business synergies between the three cities with the oil and gas sector
being the common denominator in terms of primary demand.  The consequential
expatriation resulting from historic links between the regions which dates
back to the early development of North Sea oil and gas also generates an
instant market for visiting friends and relatives.”

Hugh Lawson, Managing Director of Norwich International, commented:  “This
is a great addition to our services which gives new business and leisure
opportunities between Norfolk and the Netherlands. It also gives quick
access to the north of Germany. Eastern Airways is to be congratulated on
starting this new route and we will work with them to build yet anther
successful service cementing our working relationship.”

Managing Director of Groningen Chamber of Commerce, Bert-Jan Hakvoort,
added: “We are pleased to welcome Eastern Airways, its passengers and the
business opportunities the introduction of this service will bring.
Groningen has a lot to offer,  Besides accommodating the largest
conglomeration of ICT business in Holland, Groningen represents science,
sincerity and splendor.

Groningen will become Eastern?s 11th destination from Aberdeen and its
fourth from Norwich.





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