Troubled US aviation giant Bristow has sold Eastern Airways to the regional carrier’s chief executive and founder.
Flights between Aberdeen and Newcastle are to increase next week to help meet the growing demand of the oil and gas sector.
Losses widened at Eastern Airways as the impact of oil downturn and Brexit hurt the regional airline.
In order to facilitate the busy Aberdeen to Shetland Isles (Scatsta) oil contract charter service, Eastern Airways has added a second ATR 72-600 aircraft to its fleet.
Emergency services were on standby at Aberdeen Airport after a flight set for Shetland was forced to u-turn.