Durham Tees rejects charter business

Durham Tees Valley
Durham Tees Valley

Durham Tees Valley Airport has announced a move away from offering mainstream holiday charter flights as its restructures.

The airport will no longer offer flights with Thomson/First Choice and Balkan Holidays as it streamlines its operations, but will maintain services with KLM, Flybe and Eastern Airways.

“We have taken these steps following a difficult period for the airport and a thorough review of the whole site and our current operations, in order to give the airport a strong foundation to help safeguard the future of aviation activity,” said the airport’s managing director Steve Gill.

“The result is a strategic Master Plan which will be available for public consultation from mid November. This will show how we plan to reposition the airport to focus on business and general aviation and will outline our plans for further developments.  These will enable us to work towards expanding and diversifying our aviation and non-aviation activities across a broader base and grow back passenger services.  This is envisaged to provide additional UK and global connections for the region’s business community who have a significant need to access international markets,” he added.

The airport will now update its terminal with a smaller operational area and move its layout which will include new retail outlets and services for business travellers.

Earlier this month the airport announced it will invest in a new hangar facility and purchased a site nearby to grow the airport.

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