Durham Tees Valley Airport

Durham Tees Valley Airport

Durham Tees Valley Airport is one of the best-known airports in the north of England, serving over 670,000 passengers in 2008.

Situated just 4 miles east of Darlington, 10 miles west of Middlesbrough and 24 miles south of Durham, Durham Tees Valley Airport offers flights to a wide variety of destinations across the UK and Europe.

In September 2004, Teesside International Airport ushered in a new era and changed its name to Durham Tees Valley Airport. The new name was part of an ambitious three year, multi-million pound redevelopment plan by the airport and its strategic regional partners to build on past successes and reinforce its position as one of the UK's fastest-growing regional airports.

The airport began its life as Royal Air Force Station, Middleton-St-George in 1941. It was in a Lancaster based here that Flight Officer Andrew Mynarski carried out an act of such heroism that he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, the last VC to be awarded to an airman of World War II.

In 2002, it was decided that to develop the airport into a sustainable modern facility, significant investment was required. As a result, local authority shareholders announced in April 2003 that an agreement had been reached with Peel Holdings plc to become the strategic partner for the airport. Under the agreement, Peel acquired a majority shareholding in the Airport, but local authorities retain a significant interest in the company and are involved in its continuing development. Huge investment by Peel Holdings meant that the airport was able to see new work begin on an access road to the terminal, car park improvements, together with design work to enlarge and enhance the terminal building.

The renaming in 2004 of Durham Tees Valley Airport helped to locate it on the international travel map, and provide a modern and convenient gateway to the region for visitors coming to see places like Durham and other historic attractions, further cementing the airport's commitment to regional tourism.

In December 2006 Darlington and Stockton Borough Councils approved plans for the first of two expansions for the airport.

The plans include an extended and refurbished terminal, with improved baggage handling and check-in facilities, lounges, office space and retail and restaurant facilities. Also, a Cargo and Maintenance "village" is proposed along with nine additional aircraft stands and 4,500 car parking spaces.

A second planning application has also been approved, for an 18,600sq metre business park with a 100-bed hotel, public house and restaurant. Since these plans were approved, the airport modified the application replacing the proposed Cargo and Maintenance "village" with an Industrial Estate instead.

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Durham Tees Valley Airport
Tees Valley, DAL DL2 1LU
United Kingdom

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+44 8712 242426
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