The first flights to Spain for seven years will take off from Durham Tees Valley Airport (IATA: MME) next Summer. Tour operator JetsGo Holidays will start flights from the Airport to Palma (PMI) in Majorca every Sunday, from July 19, 2020 for ten weeks, the height of the Summer season. The flights, operated by Alba Air, have gone on sale today via www.jetsgoholidays.com.
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. The airport is expected to restart using its former Teesside Airport name soon.
The decision by JetsGo Holidays to start services from the airport follows the success of Balkan Holidays beginning a full programme of summer holiday charter flights to Bulgaria in May 2019. Balkan Holidays has confirmed that it will now run a second summer of holidays flying from Durham Tees Valley Airport in 2020.
Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, commented: “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.
“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 in 2020, demonstrates that the combined team of Tees Valley and Stobart Aviation is making good progress as part of the ten-year rescue plan for our airport.”