Teesside International Airport is ready to take off once again in 2022, offering local people an easy, friendly and unexpected airport experience to a raft of popular holiday destinations and cities across UK and Ireland.
From today (7 January), fully vaccinated travellers and those under 18 coming to England will no longer take have to take a test before they travel nor self-isolate on arrival and, from 04:00 on Sunday, they will only have to take a lateral flow test rather than a PCR test.
This is a boost for passengers looking to fly Teesside to the places they love and go global right from their doorstep on a single ticket with Loganair’s London Heathrow connection, or travel via Amsterdam Schiphol with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
Aberdeen, Belfast, Dublin, Esbjerg, Newquay and Southampton are also all within a short hop, thanks to regular flights with the UK’s biggest regional airline, Loganair, so people can experience a city break closer to home. Summer sun is near too, with Channel Island favourite Jersey being served by both Premier Travel and Jersey Airways.
This year, summer’s looking bigger and brighter than ever with the return of TUI, the world’s leading holiday company, after a nine-year absence. From May to September, it will be operating flights to Antalya, Turkey, and Palma, Majorca, for great getaways.
Tickets are also on sale now for flights with Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, to its holiday hotspots such as Alicante, which runs all year round, and Faro in Portugal, the Greek island of Corfu, and Majorca, running on dates between March and October.
Teesside International’s terminal building is continuing to improve, after a £3million redevelopment which has most recently seen Duty Free arrive back at the airport after eight years. A new Sky Bar, viewing platform and Bannatyne Spa will soon follow, giving even more five-star luxury and choice for people flying out of their local airport.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “We put huge plans in place in 2021 to improve our airport and make it fit for the 21st century, with a terminal transformation to give people the best possible start to their holidays, plus we secured even more new routes. This paid off in spades as passengers flocked to the airport, proving that there’s a massive appetite for what we’re doing, helping the airport to keep on-track and even be ahead of schedule of its 10-year turnaround plan.
“This year the airport will be keeping up that fantastic momentum, offering great value breaks for people from across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool and beyond, with a huge summer ahead of us, on top of our ever-growing schedule of regular flights.
“As well as links to much-requested destinations, we’ll be driving forward our land and property development this year, and capitalising on its Freeport status, to make sure Teesside Airport will be a success for years to come.”
Flights and holidays are on sale now and can be booked via the airlines and tour operators directly or with your local ATOL and ABTA-protected travel agent or Fairs-Lloyds Travel, located in the terminal building. Remember, you can also get two hours’ free airport parking if you do use Fairs-Lloyds Travel or the Landside Café.
For more information on the timings and dates of the domestic and international destinations served by Teesside International Airport, visit www.teessideinternational.com