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Teesside International Airport flying high with renewed airline partnership

A North East airport has announced that it is establishing a long-term partnership with an international airline as it opens up flights to five new destinations.

Teesside International Airport has revealed that Loganair will be returning to the airport following its departure from the hub in 2018.

Loganair is set to run up to seven flights per week to Dublin and Belfast City, six flights per week to Aberdeen, three per week to Cornwall Airport Newquay and twice weekly to Jersey.

The new flights from Teesside to Aberdeen and Belfast City will begin 1 February 2021, with routes to Jersey, Newquay and Dublin set to begin from summer 2021.

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen commented: “Even in these tough times, it’s fantastic to be welcoming yet another airline to Teesside International, giving people from across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool, as well as from the wider North East and Yorkshire even more options when flying domestically from their local airport.

“As well as offering more flexibility for our passengers, Loganair is also reintroducing the much-loved summer route to Jersey.

“This is yet another great destination as we continue to expand our 2021 holidays schedule and give people something to look ahead to in these difficult times.

“I’m looking forward to us working more closely together in the future to offer even more exciting destinations.

“The coronavirus has presented unprecedented challenges to the aviation sector, but despite the setbacks caused by the virus, our airport continues to go from strength to strength and we are already putting the building blocks in place for a strong 2021.”

Loganair chief executive Jonathan Hinkles said: “It’s fantastic to be back in Teesside and to be able to announce a long-term commitment from Loganair to provide a comprehensive schedule of safe and dependable flights to the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands, symbolised by our newly named aircraft, Spirit of Teesside.

“We’re confident the news will be most welcome from businesses in the region which depend on connectivity more so than ever as the recovery commences, and also to those looking to get away for a much-needed break in 2021.

“Customers can rest assured about their health and well-being when travelling too, with our ‘Fly Safe – Simple Steps to Healthy Flying’ programme in place to make our aircraft a Covid-secure way to travel.”

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