Eastern Airways, which operates flights from Aberdeen Airport, is re-entering the E-Jet market during January with the initial return of the Embraer 170 aircraft type to its fleet.

The UK regional airline is seeing significant growth in the ad-hoc charter market for 70-100 seat jets and the first of these aircraft will be delivered later this month.

The Embraer 170-100 LR jet has a range of over 1,800 miles and brings routes such as Aberdeen to Norwich within an hour’s flight time.