Majorca holiday flights from Durham Tees Valley Airport announced by Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen
The first flights to Spain from Teesside’s airport for seven years have been announced.
From July 2020, holidaymakers will be able to jet off to Majorca from Durham Tees Valley Airport.
Package holiday firm JetsGo Holidays will start running flights from the airport to Palma (PMI) in Majorca every Sunday, from 19 July 2020 for ten weeks, the height of the summer season.
The announcement was made on Tuesday, July 16, by Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen who spearheaded a deal to bring the airport back into public ownership.
Flights have already gone on sale. The agreement with JetsGo Holidays is the first secured as part of the new partnership with Stobart Aviation which took over operation of Durham Tees Valley Airport in March 2019.
And it follows the introduction of holiday charter flights to Bulgaria in May of this year.
Mr Houchen said: “Just a few months after buying back our airport, I’m delighted to announce that flights to the UK’s most popular holiday destination will be returning to Teesside.
“With these flights to Majorca next year, JetsGo Holidays has become the latest company to throw its weight behind our airport.
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“When kids break up for their summer holidays, families won’t have the slog to Manchester, Leeds or Newcastle to get a great value break – they’ll be able to jet off to Spain from Teesside for the first time in seven years.
“While we’re only four months in, this announcement, and the additional holiday flights to Bulgaria, demonstrates that our airport can be a success and our 10 Year Rescue Plan is working.”
JetsGo Holidays Director Daniel Reilly added: “We are excited to introduce our Majorca holidays to the residents of the Tees Valley region and beyond.
“Our company’s aim has always been to offer great value package holidays with a personalised touch and from the feedback we have received from our customers flying out of Belfast and Inverness Airports it is clear we are achieving that with our 5-star Trust Pilot rating.
“We look forward to welcoming the regions residents back to fly on holiday from their local airport in 2020.”