Ben Houchen
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen.
Jane Imrie

Teesside International Airport set to strengthen London connection following Treasury North news

Teesside International Airport could be set to launch increased flights to London following the news that the Treasury will create a new base in the North East.

Airline Loganair has confirmed that it is looking to increase its flights from the airport to the capital as it unveils a new service from Teesside to Bristol.

The first Loganair plane to London Heathrow took off from the airport today, and the new connection between the airport and Bristol was revealed.

The Bristol service, which starts on May 24, will operate a service in each direction Monday to Friday and on Sundays.

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen commented: “After the fantastic news of Treasury North coming to Darlington and the Chancellor’s Freeports announcement, Loganair is also signalling another huge vote of confidence in the region.

“By announcing plans to increase its capital connections, even more vital as our area works more closely than ever with Whitehall, and this new Bristol service, it is signalling the huge role we’re going to be playing in driving the UK forward.

“Over the past four years we’ve made huge progress, we saved our airport from closure, secured the UK’s biggest freeport and landed Treasury North and with it a seat at the top table of government. Let’s not go back to the old ways of doing things, let’s keep moving forward.”

Loganair chief executive Jonathan Hinkles added: “Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget speech was effusive in his praise of what is being achieved on Teesside, and the awarding of one of the eight English freeports to Teesside and the Treasury’s new economic campus to Darlington emphasises this is one of the UK’s areas of growing importance.

“Our Teesside to Heathrow service starts today, and these announcements mean we are already looking at increasing flights to London.”

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