Mayor says Teesside International Airport is ready for take off

Teesside International Airport is ready to take off once again.

Friday, 7th January 2022, 4:45 am

From Friday, January 7, fully vaccinated travellers and those under 18 will no longer take have to take a test before they travel nor self-isolate on arrival and – from 4am on Sunday – they will only have to take a lateral flow test rather than a PCR test.

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen says this is a boost for passengers looking to fly from Teesside.

He 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.

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Tees Valley Mayor Mayor Ben Houchen.

"This paid off in spades as passengers flocked to the airport, proving that there’s a massive appetite for what we’re doing and we are ahead of schedule in the 10-year turnaround plan.”

He added: “This year the airport will be keeping up that momentum, offering great value breaks for people from across Hartlepool, Teesside and Darlington 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.”

For more information on the timings and dates of the domestic and international destinations served by Teesside International Airport, go to