No decision made on Durham Tees Valley Airport flights

Airport leaders drawing up a 10-year rescue plan for Durham Tees Valley have said "no firm decisions" have been made about the future of holiday flights, fuelling fears more passenger services could be cut

Durham Tees Valley Airport
Durham Tees Valley Airport

Airport leaders drawing up a 10-year rescue plan for Durham Tees Valley have said "no firm decisions" have been made about the future of holiday flights, fuelling fears more passenger services could be cut.

Majority shareholder Peel Investments has not denied reports that charter flights are under threat, but bosses say they want to keep passenger aviation services, including the international connections that are “so important to the business community”.

Their blueprint – due within weeks – will set out a “combined business and aviation strategy” to safeguard the airport’s future, after a turbulent year that saw a second failed multi-million pound bid for Regional Growth Fund cash.

Bosses say their masterplan will make clear that maximising the development potential of the overall site is key to ensuring the airport’s future, and have also revealed a significant acquisition of a 9.5 acre site with potential for aviation-related engineering, storage and distribution.

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