Thomson has announced it will provide a weekly service from Durham Tees Valley Airport to Ibiza in summer 2014
Durham Tees Valley Airport is applying for £5.9 million towards plans it says would generate 1500 new jobs.
Durham Tees Valley Airport has teamed up with Dutch airline KLM to launch a new campaign aimed at promoting their global links.
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The Business Secretary is looking again at a failed bid from Durham Tees Valley airport to win a 6 million pounds government grant.
The cash would fund a site development that may be critical to the airport's future
Two local MPs met Mr Cable, after the airport lost out on the funding last month.
It comes at a time when there has already been a measured drop in passenger numbers, and warnings over the airport's sustainability.