Flights to Aberdeen and Belfast City are also set to begin from February this year
The UK’s largest regional airline, Loganair, has announced a new service between Teesside International Airport and London Heathrow.
Beginning March 8, 2021, the new route will begin to operate twice a day on weekdays, with a single flight scheduled for Sundays.
Weekend services will then increase from March 28, with the addition of one morning flight on Saturdays and two on Sundays.
Loganair has recently named one of its Embraer ERJ145 jets ‘Spirit of Teesside’. The aircraft was met yesterday (Jan 18) to celebrate the new launch by Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor.
“Securing flights into the capital with Loganair is another feather in our airport’s cap,” said Houchen. “The fact that in the next few days you will be able to go on to the websites of the likes of British Airways, Qatar and United Airlines and book flights from Teesside to hundreds of destinations across the globe shows just how far we’ve come since taking the airport back into public ownership and saving it from closure less than two years ago.”
The new service from Teesside to the UK capital creates more opportunities for international travel through the airline’s partnerships with British Airways, KLM, Air France and many others.
The Glasgow-based airline announced its return to Teesside in November of last year, after a two and half year absence.
It was also announced in 2019 that flights to Aberdeen and Belfast City would begin operations from February 2021, as well as services to Dublin, Jersey and Newquay set to begin in the summer of this year.
Flights operated by Loganair to Dublin and Belfast will run up to seven times a week, with six flights a week to Aberdeen, three per week to Newquay and twice a week to Jersey.
“We understand the uncertainty around travel right now and are therefore pleased to be able to look towards the future by providing what Teesside International will need as and when lockdown restrictions begin to ease,” said Johnathon Hinkles, Loganair chief executive.
“There’s no doubt that air travel is having a difficult time right now, but I’m confident that our plans for Teesside International are both viable, appropriate and flexible now and for the longer term.”