New flights from Teesside Airport to London Heathrow announced

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen at Teesside International Airport. Submitted photo.

A new air route between Teesside International Airport and London Heathrow has been announced.

Loganair will start a service on March 8, which will fly twice a day from Monday-Friday and once on Sundays.

From March 28, weekend services will increase to one morning flight on Saturdays and two on Sundays.

The airline has also named one of its 48-seater jets Spirit of Teesside.

In addition, it has secured partnerships with other airlines - including British Airways, KLM, and Air France - to provide "seamless" international travel, which will allow people to travel on one ticket for their entire journey.

Tickets for the flight, which takes one hour and 15 minutes are on sale today.

Loganair is also set to begin operating flights to Aberdeen, Belfast Dublin, Jersey and Newquay this year.

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said:

Loganair chief executive Jonathan Hinkles added: We understand the uncertainty around travel right now and are therefore pleased to be able to look towards the future by providing what Teesside International will need as and when lockdown restrictions begin to ease.