An Eastern Airways service between Norwich and Aberdeen will continue as normal despite the aircraft provider, flybmi, going into administration.

Regional airline flybmi collapsed on Saturday (February 16) leaving hundreds of passengers stranded across the UK and Europe.

Eastern’s franchise service between Norwich and Aberdeen is booked via Flybe but the aircraft used for the flights were provided by flybmi.

An Eastern Airways spokesman said: “Our Flybe franchise Norwich/Aberdeen service will operate as normal despite the sad news of flybmi ceasing operations who had been providing the aircraft.

“Alternate arrangements are already in place so please check in as normal.”

Flybe and Eastern Airways agreed a five-year franchise deal in summer 2017.

The agreement sees Humberside airport-based Eastern operate its scheduled route network under the Flybe brand.

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