Local people looking to get away for some summer sun can now book their flights from Teesside International, as Ryanair’s summer 2022 flights go on sale.
Thanks to a popular season this year, despite the uncertainty surrounding international travel due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ryanair, Europe’s No1 airline, is continuing its commitment to Teesside International.
The airline will be running a twice-weekly service on Tuesdays and Saturdays to Majorca from 29 March to 29 October, with Faro, Portugal, also running every Wednesday and Saturday between 30 March and 29 October. Flights to the Greek island of Corfu will depart on Fridays from June.
The summer flights also join Ryanair’s service from Teesside to Alicante, which has become a year-round service due to local demand, and which departs every Monday and Friday.
The news came soon after it was revealed Loganair will begin operating a one-stop service between Teesside and Esbjerg in Denmark, travelling via Aberdeen but without any need for passengers to leave the plane.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “The fantastic uptake of this year’s summer flights shows that people are really eager to get away after a difficult 18 months, and that support has meant that Ryanair is continuing to back our airport once again by putting next year’s tickets on sale now.
“Thanks to this vote of confidence in our amazing airport, people from across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool can get to some of the most popular summer hotspots in just a few short hours without the tedious travel times to airports such as Newcastle, Leeds Bradford or Doncaster, with our freshly redeveloped terminal delivering a fast, efficient and friendly service.
“With the relaxation of the vast majority of international travel restrictions, our airport is in a brilliant position for an even bigger and better summer next year, which will also see the return of flights to the likes of Jersey and Bulgaria and the recently announced Dublin and Southampton routes.
“Of course, we’re not slowing down in trying to secure more flights to even more popular destinations. And as we do, we’ll continue to steal a march on our already ahead of schedule plans to return Teesside Airport to profit.”
A spokesperson for Ryanair said: “Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, is committed to re-building the UK’s aviation and tourism industries. We are excited to continue working with Teesside Airport and to connect passengers in the North East to their favourite holiday destinations next summer including Alicante, Corfu, Faro and Majorca.”
For a full list of destinations served by Teesside International Airport, visit www.teessideinternational.com