A little bit of history
Teesside International Airport is no stranger to changes, having started out as a former RAF station. More recently, the airport went through further developments in July 2019 when it was renamed from Durham Tees Valley Airport back to the original Teesside International Airport. With new flight destinations introduced in recent years, the airport is growing in terms of popularity and the nearby holidaymakers love having the airport on their doorstep.
In fact, Teesside International was named UK & Irish Airport of the Year 2023 at the TTG Travel Awards. It continues to grow expanding to more destinations and airlines, including TUI and Balkan Holidays.
Flights from Teesside Airport
While this airport may be one of the UK’s smallest, it sees over 150,000 passengers go through the terminal each year. Travellers are able to choose from a select range of destinations including family favourites Bulgaria and Majorca, as well as city break hot spots like Amsterdam and UK based Aberdeen. You can even head into Santa’s territory with flights from Teesside to Lapland.
Flights from Teesside Airport with KLM airline can take you directly to Amsterdam where you can connect to other destinations worldwide. This is great if you like the idea of a stop over, or if Teesside is the most accessible airport to you but you’re wanting to fly long haul.
Travelling to Teesside Airport
Getting to Teesside International airport couldn’t be easier whatever mode of transport you pick. Whether you’re North, South, East or West of Teesside, it’s just a short drive from all the major connections of the A1 and A66. If you live within the Tees Valley Region, it’ll be a super quick journey within 45 minutes.
Catching a bus from the surrounding areas is another handy way to travel here. There are a variety of connections that will take you right up to the terminal building. Plus, Darlington train station is just a 15 minute drive away, which has regular connections to all UKs major cities.
While it remains one of the smallest in the country, it does feature an on-site car park that is secure. The car park is only five minutes away from the actual terminal too, so there’s no need for shuttles and transfers. You can also find great rates through Holiday Extras for airport parking.