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Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen.
Jane Imrie

Teesside strengthens London links with three daily Heathrow flights

The North East is set for boosted connectivity with the capital through the launch of a new flight.

Loganair has today announced that it will add an extra service to its Teesside International to London Heathrow route, bringing the total to three flights daily.

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.

Kay Ryan, chief commercial officer at Loganair commented: “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.”

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen added: “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.”

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