The holiday company Thomson has announced it will provide a weekly service from Durham Tees Valley Airport to Ibiza for the 2014 summer season.
Flights for the new destination went on sale from today (April 25th). It becomes the company's second summer service from the airport - joining the existing Majorca route.
Airport Director Steve Gill said:
Durham Tees Valley, which is based near Darlington, has struggled to maintain the number of people travelling via the airport in recent years. Passenger numbers peaked at more than 735,000 in 2007, but that figure fell to around 165,000 in 2012.
The airport has also lost a number of its carriers and routes. Bosses have said this is due to the rising cost of aviation fuel and an increase in tax on tickets.