Ruth Mitchell

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New sunspot routes for North East airport

A North East airport has secured four new routes to popular European sunspots. Web-based flyglobespan has announced that it will fly from Durham Tees Valley to Palma, Faro, Alicante and Malaga following the introduction of 2 aircraft at the airport.

The new rotes will commence from spring next year with further routes expected for summer 2007. Flyglobespan will initially operate the Alicante, Faro and Palma flights three times a week from Durham Tees Valley with the Malaga operating four times each week. The Scottish-owned airline also recently announced a weekly winter sun flight from Durham Tees Valley to Tenerife commencing on 7th November.

The news comes a week after budget airline operator Ryanair announced a brand new, three-times weekly service to Barcelona Girona from Durham Tees Valley airport.

Flyglobespan chairman Tom Dalrymple said: “I am absolutely delighted that we are able to bring the flyglobespan package to Durham Tees Valley in such a widespread manner. “Now North East travellers will be able to enjoy scheduled flights to Europe’s most popular resorts - at highly competitive prices.”

“As well as improving the holiday options for the region, we will also be bringing employment into the area,” says Dalrymple. “We prefer to hire our flight deck personnel and cabin crew members locally and will be starting a recruitment drive immediately. When fully established, the two based aircraft operation will create approximately 60 jobs.”

Durham Tees Valley Airport Managing Director Hugh Lang said he was delighted the airline was making such a strong commitment to the airport and the people of the North East. Mr Lang said: “I am sure that the news of flyglobespan’s decision to establish a major operation at Durham Tees Valley will be greeted with delight by both the travelling public and our many partner agencies who recognise the importance of the area to the local economy.”

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This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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