L-R: Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen stood with Tony Burgess, managing director of Eastern Airways.
Jane Imrie

Teesside International Airport boosts region's links to London with new direct flights

Teesside International Airport announced today that daily flights to London would return to the airport for the first time in over a decade.

The airport is set to run twice-daily flights to the London City Airport alongside five other new destinations across the UK and Ireland next month.

In addition, the airport will launch routes to Aberdeen, Dublin, Belfast, Cardiff and Southampton.

Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen commented: “Ever since we brought the airport back into public ownership, one of the biggest and most frequent questions we’ve been asked from businesses and local people has been when will direct flights to London return.

“For too long, we’ve lacked this most basic connection, which is why I’m delighted to announce today’s new services which will bring the Tees Valley even closer to the capital with a twice-daily service.”

Tony Burgess, managing director of Eastern Airways, added: “Eastern Airways is one of the longest serving airlines to fly from Teesside International serving the critical corporate oil and gas market with flights to Aberdeen.

“We’re delighted to now be strengthening our ties with the airport and branching out to bring enhanced connectivity to some new city destinations for business and leisure travellers.”

The introduction of the flights are part of the mayor’s 10-Year Rescue Plan, which aims to secure the future of the airport.

Mayor Ben Houchen explained: “Our airport is hugely important to our local economy and the investment that will create the good quality, well-paid jobs we all want to see come to Teesside,

“Darlington and Hartlepool won’t come on a bus, it will come via our airport terminal.”

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