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Durham Tees Valley Airport

Durham Tees Valley Airport is situated in the heart of the North East, close to Redcar and Cleveland and handles around 200,000 passengers every year.

Principle airlines providing services at the Airport include KLM whose regular services to their Amsterdam Schiphol hub, provides access to their worldwide flight network and Eastern Airways who operate regular services to Aberdeen. A programme of holiday charter flights also operate from the airport with a choice of destinations in Bulgaria, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.

The airport is majority owned by Peel Investments (DTVA) Limited who work with the six local authority shareholders:

  • Durham County Council
  • Darlington Council
  • Stockton Council
  • Middlesbrough Council
  • Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
  • Hartlepool Council

Significant investment in recent years includes the completion of a new access road to the terminal and car park improvements.

How to get to Durham Tees Valley Airport
The airport is situated 10 miles to the west of Middlesbrough and is well served by both road and rail networks.
Visit the Durham Tees Valley Airport website for more information about how to get to the airport by:
Passengers travelling to the airport are advised to arrive two hours prior to departure to allow plenty of time to find a parking space, check-in and pass through airport security.


History of the Airport
Durham Tees Valley Airport (DTVA) was originally an important RAF airfield during the Second World War. DTVA began commercial operations as Teesside Airport in the mid 1960s under local authority control, providing services to both the local business community and leisure passengers.

In April 2003, Peel Airports reached an agreement with the six local authority shareholders to acquire a 75 percent shareholding in the Airport with the local authorities retaining a 25 percent interest in the company. In June 2010, Vantage Airport Group (formerly Vancouver Airport Services) acquired a 65 percent share in Peel Airports, which included DTVA. The six local authorities continue to be shareholders in Durham Tees Valley Airport.

On 10 February 2012, Peel Airports Limited concluded the sale of its majority shareholding in Durham Tees Valley Airport to Peel Investments (DTVA) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Peel Group.

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

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