Loganair has today (27 May) announced that it will add an extra service to its Teesside International to London Heathrow route, bringing the total to three flights daily.
In a move that will boost connectivity for onward international travel, as well as increase flexibility for leisure and business passengers, the UK’s largest regional airline will offer a new Monday to Friday route, beginning on 12 July.
The one-hour 15-minute flight, departing Teesside at 14.50 and then leaving the capital at 16:40, will provide a mid-afternoon alternative to its current schedule which runs an early morning and evening service.
Loganair has partnerships with some of the world’s biggest airlines including British Airways, KLM, Air France, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines and Qatar Airways amongst others, to provide seamless international travel from Teesside, the North East and North Yorkshire and this announcement will give global travellers even more options when flying from Teesside as coronavirus restrictions ease.
The agreements mean passengers can travel on one ticket for their entire international journey, via Heathrow, and have the benefits and reassurance of through check-in and through luggage to their final destination, along with protected connections in the event of delays.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “It’s fantastic that Loganair’s adding more services to help our local people get to London either for business or pleasure, get a connection abroad as international travel guidelines continue to be reviewed, and to show people from the capital what Teesside has to offer.
“As coronavirus restrictions have eased over the past few weeks, we’ve seen sales ramp up as more people feel comfortable with travelling once again and this route, in particular, is proving really popular.
“It continues to be onward and upward for our airport, as the finishing touches are being put towards our terminal redevelopment which will be complete and ready to welcome our new passengers in just days, into an airport fit for the 21st century.”
Kay Ryan, Chief Commercial Officer at Loganair said: “We are extremely pleased to be able to increase operations at Teesside International as we build on our partnership with the airport, offering customers from Tees Valley more flexibility as travel restrictions ease. There is no doubt that this service will provide the timings necessary to support the business growth the area is experiencing, now and in the future.
“Air travel still faces incredible difficulties amid remaining restrictions, however it is crucially important that connectivity across the UK remains in place and this next step to increase operations highlights the continued demand for such services.”
News of the extra departure comes just days after Loganair’s first flight to Bristol from Teesside took off, with the new route to the South West joining its services to Aberdeen, Belfast, Newquay and the capital, ahead of the introduction of Jersey later this summer.
There’s still chance for passengers to get 10% off their seats with Loganair’s summer sale. People aiming to travel to all Loganair destinations after 14 June can pick up a ticket for less if they book before 1 June.
For more information on Teesside International Airport and its routes, visit Teessideinternational.com. To take advantage of Loganair’s summer sale, visit www.loganair.co.uk/campaign/summer-21-sale