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Airport code: MME
6 miles from Darlington
Airport Postcode: DL2 1LU
This guide has been developed to provide a handy reference for those travelling to, from or through Durham Tees Valley Airport.
The airport provides a wide range of facilities including those for business, children and disabled travellers. Public transportation to and from the airport is reliable and frequent with a choice of trains, coaches, taxis and car hire. Its one terminal transports over 140,000 passengers each year to various destinations in Europe. Those wishing to drive to the airport will find it easily accessible and well sign posted from the access roads. The airport offers a range of valet, short and long stay parking.

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    Durham Tees Valley Airport new potential owner

    Durham Tees Valley Airport new potential owner is a candidate for their first mayor, after showing intentions to buy the airport. The Conservative candidate, Ben Houchen, says that the £15 million annual mayor budget will help him to fund his purchase of the airport back into public ownership.
    Mr Houchen said: “For too long, Teesside Airport has been allowed to decline. Fresh thinking is needed, and a pragmatic and practical approach needs to start by acquiring the airport in order to give it new leadership."
    Currently, the airport is owned by Peel Airport who possess 89% while the rest of the ownership is held by the Tees Valley council.
    This could mean great news for the airport given that passenger numbers have been in decline recently. An astonishing 860,000 passengers have been lost from 2006 when the number of travellers stood at around 1 million. 2015’s figures showed a meer 140,000 passengers use the facilities. Hopefully the change of hands will generate some more interest!
    The first responsibility for the new mayor will be to increase economic regeneration. Mr Houchen, who is the Conservative leader on Stockton council, said:
    "The new devolution deal gives a large annual cash sum to the mayor, which can also be used for additional borrowing.
    "There are many calls on these resources, but a rejuvenated airport needs to be one of the top transport priorities."
    A group was even set up in 2015 called “Save Teesside Airport” after the plight of the airport caused such a huge concern to the area and its local economy. Peel airport’s current plan to increase numbers focuses on expanding facilities at the airports while also building more houses in the local area. This is also combined with the added efforts to reinstate routes from the airport. Regular flights to Schiphol, Amsterdam, as well as Aberdeen by 2030.
    Mr Houchen said: "The current airport owners have their own ideas for development on the site but our local authorities have lost interest in forcing through a change in the decline of air services."
    Let's hope that the new changes bring a positive change to the airport!
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    Durham Tees Airport to benefit from expansion.

    The go ahead for the third runway isn’t just good news for Heathrow; the planned expansion will act as a positive influence on Durham Tees Valley Airport too as it promises to connect it with other key international hubs. The intention from MPs is to also keep pressure on Heathrow to ensure Teesside benefit too.

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    Red Arrows display set to wow at Durham Tees Valley airport

    There was a huge amount of disappointment last year when Skylive was postponed in the wake of the tragic events at Shoreham Airshow. However, fear not; the airshow taking place at Durham Tees Valley airport has been rearranged for 28th May this year. Not only is the airshow returning, but it’s coming back bigger and better than ever.

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    Spain is top in the Northeast

    Spain, including the Balearic and Canary islands, is the most popular flight destination for travellers in the northeast of England, according to local newspaper, the Sunday Sun. The news means that the growing popularity of resorts in Turkey and Eastern Europe is not affecting the sale of tickets on more traditional routes, such as Alicante, Tenerife, or Palma de Mallorca.

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    KLM adds homeland flights

    Throughout summer 2011, KLM, one of the largest carriers in the world, will operate three flights a day from Durham Tees Valley Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in Holland. The route, which has been described as a “major benefit” to northeast business, is being sold on the strength of Schiphol’s links to long-haul destinations, such as New York in the US, Frankfurt in Germany, and Hong Kong in China.

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