Middlesbrough match prompts airport's busiest day
Durham Tees Valley airport is expecting to experience its busiest day in history today as 5,000 Middlesbrough fans fly out to support their team in the Uefa Cup final in Eindhoven. Since the early hours of the morning, flights have been leaving the airport, with 17 flights carrying over 4,500 fans scheduled between 05.00 hours and 11.00 hours. During this peak the airport will average 800 departing passengers an hour, four times the usual that the airport would expect at this time of year. After seeing off Steaua Bucharest in a 4-2 triumph in the second leg of the semi-final, tonight’s match in the Dutch city will see Middlesbrough battle it out for the title against Spanish side Sevilla. This is the first European final for both teams.Hugh Lang, Managing Director of Durham Tees Valley Airport, said: “It is fantastic to see so many football fans travelling to Eindhoven to show support for their local team. Wednesday will prove to be the busiest day in the history of the airport, and whilst the ‘Carling Cup’ Sunday was an experience we know this will exceed this and hope for the same outcome, a ‘Boro victory.” The bdaily team would like to take this opportunity to wish Middlesbrough the very best of luck in tonight’s final.
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