Teesside to Turkey: Another popular route added to Teesside Airport
Airport staff and Mayor Ben Houchen, front and centre, welcome the news of TUI’s return by spelling out its name on the Teesside Airport tarmac.
The UK’s biggest holiday firm, TUI, has announced a second summer service when it returns to Teesside Airport next year - Teesside to Turkey, to the popular and frequently requested destination of Antalya.
Teesside Airport has celebrated the addition of yet another major route. Every Thursday from May 26 to September 22 next year, Teesside’s and holidaymakers from across the region and beyond will be able to jet off from our local airport to the province, located on Turkey’s south-west coast, which boasts a winning combination of stunning beaches and traditional Turkish heritage.
The route, which will depart Teesside at 09.30 and return at 08:30 UK time, joins TUI’s weekly flights to Palma, Majorca, which will run every Tuesday from May 10 next year.
Operator TUI announced a return to Teesside after nine years last October and this is the 15th route to be secured since the airport was taken back into public ownership two years ago, to save it from closure.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said:
“TUI’s first flight hasn’t even taken off yet but next year’s sales are looking so strong they are already committing to more destinations. It was a fantastic coup to announce that the UK’s biggest holiday firm is coming back to Teesside and this just proves that with a clear plan we can make the airport the success we all know it can be.”
“TUI’s increased commitment for summer 2022 is another huge vote of confidence, and we’ll continue to work with the firm to see how we can get people from their doorstep and through our terminal to even more fantastic destinations.”
The new Teesside to Turkey route follows 14 other successful routes added to Teesside Airport since 2019:
- London City
- London Heathrow
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