Teesside International Airport Terminal will be temporarily closed to the public from Tuesday, following strengthened Government advice on avoiding all non-essential travel to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Eastern Airways has suspended all flights to and from the airport, with flights to Aberdeen, Southampton and Belfast City that were previously running on a reduced service suspended until further notice. Dublin and Cardiff flights were suspended last week and will also remain paused until further notice.
The twice-daily services to London City, and scheduled flights to Alicante planned for later in the year, remain unchanged at present although these will be reviewed in line with Government advice.
KLM had previously confirmed that it would temporarily reduce its service to one daily return flight until Friday, March 27, however, the service was temporarily suspended on Saturday 21 March until April 26.
The Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, has assured staff again that there will be no redundancies at the airport during the period of reduced operation.
He is also writing to all airport partners to outline the extensive Government support packages for businesses and employees unveiled by Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP on Friday and is urging them not to lay off any of their staff.
Mayor Houchen said:
Kate Willard of Stobart Group added: “The coronavirus situation is changing daily and we need to recognise and respond to these evolving circumstances for the welfare of all of our employees, partners and passengers. Teesside International Airport staff are working as hard as ever under these really difficult circumstances and my thanks goes out to them.”
- Passengers travelling beyond 18:00 on 24 March 2020 until Teesside Internal Airport reopens are advised to contact their relevant airline.