29 JULY 2019

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Article from BTNews 29 JULY 2019

Teesside reclaims international tag

Durham Tees Valley Airport re-emerged from controversy last week with its former title of Teesside International Airport reinstated after a heated local campaign with an online poll completed by 14,000 people drawing 93% support for the pre-2004 name.

The new logo uses the original colours of blue and green with rebranding and design done in-house in cooperation with airport operator Stobart Aviation. Bidding for new routes to London, Dublin and Belfast is next on the agenda.

Stobart Group director of partnership development Kate Willard and Stobart Aviation CEO Glyn Jones were among those taking part in the renaming ceremony.

Willard praised efforts by Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen to reinstate the former name, saying: “Ben and his team have made a major commitment to building a successful airport.

“Returning to the original name is an important and symbolic milestone. From our experience operating London Southend and Carlisle Lake District, we know how vital local support is.

“Becoming Teesside International Airport again ensures a strong connection with the area and helps to raise awareness of the opportunity the airport offers to help us to attract more airlines and partners, ultimately improving the service to passengers.”

www.durhamteesvalleyairport.com

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