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Article from BTNews 1 NOVEMBER 2010

UK airports increase charges

Durham Tees Valley Airport (which used to be known as Teesside) is to introduce a direct passenger handling fee of £6, with a £2 charge for children between the ages of 3 and 15.  A similar scheme is already in place at Blackpool, Newquay and Norwich, and Knock and Galway in Ireland.  Also announced last week is a £1 drop-off charge at Edinburgh Airport.

Durham Tees, is owned 75% by Peel Airports Ltd with the balance in the hands of the local authorities.  Peel itself also runs Liverpool and Doncaster airports plus Barton Manchester, recently renamed City Airport.  This is an executive and general aviation operation.  Peel Airports itself is now owned by the Peel Group plc (35%) with its partner Vancouver Airport Services (65%).

When the tax is introduced shortly passengers will be able to pay at machines in the terminal which will issue tickets enabling them to pass through security and into the departure areas. www.durhamteesvalleyairport.com

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