Durham Tees Valley becomes new centre for unused aeroplanes

Durham Tees Valley Airport Credit: ITV News

Durham Tees Valley Airport is set to become a centre for the storage and dismantling of unused aeroplanes.

Sycamore Aviation has set up its base at the airport and has already begun work on taking apart a number of airliners.

It is hoped that today's announcement will secure a financial future for the airport - which in the last five years has seen a reduction in both tourist destinations and passenger numbers.