The new service from Eastern Airways into London Heathrow represents a massive coup for the small airport that serves an area of north-east England as the facility, known most recently as Durham Tees Valley Airport, makes a journey back to sustainability having previously turned away charter traffic due to the high costs it faced in handling the services.
Now back under local council control there has a renewed enthusiasm for building connectivity from the airport, where the local population have had to rely on a regular Amsterdam connection with KLM to fly to the majority of international destinations, travel up to nearby Newcastle, where connectivity is also limited, or take a two-to- three hour plus journey by rail to Manchester, London or even up to Edinburgh.
It is over a decade since the airport was previously connected to London Heathrow, a period during which its future came into real doubt under its former owners, as highlighted by Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen and this week’s launch of Eastern’s landmark route. “In just 18 months we’ve gone from our airport facing the prospect of imminent closure, before I did a deal to save it, to an ever-expanding list of destinations and the first plane departing for Heathrow in over a decade,” he said.
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