THE airlink connecting North and South Wales has been suspended as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Eastern Airways operated its final Cardiff to Anglesey flight, for the time being, on Tuesday afternoon.

The service, which runs twice a week between RAF Valley and Cardiff, has been suspended "due to the effects of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and Government instruction on essential travel only."

The Jetstream 41 aircraft was then flown to Eastern Airways' base at Humberside Airport. In an online statement, a company spokesman said the airline has "suspended the majority of its scheduled network" until Friday, April 17.

This also includes flights from Belfast City, Dublin, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton, Teesside International and Wick.

For those passengers who are no longer travelling, the airline is offering rebooking options for travel to be completed by October 23.

The statement added: "We will continue to follow Government guidance on wider travel restrictions and further adjustments may be required.

"We appreciate the curtailment of travel provides difficulties for those including key workers, and we will endeavour to re-establish a schedule as Government guidelines allow."

The link between North and South Wales was established in 2007, with flights taking around 45 minutes.