Tees Valley strengthens London links with new Heathrow connection
Tees Valley is set to strengthen its links with one of the world’s most prominent international airports through a new daily connection.
Teesside International Airport is set to launch a new Eastern Airways daily service to Heathrow next month.
Set to begin in September, the flights will link the region to the international hub, enabling onward travel to 84 countries around the world as well as access to the capital.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen commented: “Since I did a deal to take back control of our airport last year to save it from closure, we’ve announced some brilliant new daily and seasonal routes.
“But whenever I’ve revealed a new service people have said, ‘That’s great, but what about a connection to Heathrow?’ Well, I can now say we have flights to one of our most-requested destinations, and it starts next month.
“Whether people from Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool are looking to travel for business or pleasure, they now have a range of options for getting to London. This is another massive vote of confidence in our airport and I’d like to thank Heathrow and Eastern Airways for working with us to realise a key route for any serious airport.”
Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye added: “We are delighted that Eastern Airways will launch a new connection between Teesside and Heathrow for the first time in over a decade.
“Adding the UK’s hub airport to Teesside’s network demonstrates the growth ambitions of the Tees Valley region, and will provide a vital levelling-up boost – unlocking a huge amount of potential for the region as we build the UK’s economic recovery.”
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