AN airline says it will provide North-East passengers with greater travel links in a new agreement.

Loganair has revealed a codeshare partnership with sister airline BMI Regional, which it says will open up new destinations for passengers travelling from Durham Tees Valley Airport (DTVA).

Bosses say customers can fly via Aberdeen to Bristol, Norwich, Norway's capital Oslo and Esbjerg, in Denmark, using a through ticket.

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Kay Ryan, Loganair commercial director said: “This will significantly increase convenience for passengers.”

Loganair introduced flights to Aberdeen and Norwich at DTVA in the summer, telling The Northern Echo its services would help arrest falling passenger numbers at the airport.

Owner Peel is continuing with a masterplan to strengthen the former RAF station following a fall in travellers after holiday charter services ended.

Bosses previously revealed a blueprint to complement Aberdeen and Amsterdam flights with a business park containing engineering, storage and distribution operations, and plans have also been approved for hundreds of homes on the airport’s northern border.