A TRAVEL agent has signed a 10-year deal to remain at Teesside Airport.

Fairs-Lloyds Travel, a family run business established in 1979, originally moved into its store inside the main terminal building in 2008.

In that time, it has helped tens of thousands of passengers fly from Teesside to destinations such as Majorca, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa while supporting many of the airport’s airline partners.

Fairs-Lloyds has always specialised in breaks to Jersey and Majorca and for many years chartered its own British Midland aircraft to fly passengers to Majorca on a weekly basis.

Due to the latest lockdown measures, the store at the airport terminal is currently closed.

However Melanie Fairs and Sharon Fryett, the daughters of Mr and Mrs Fairs who originally set up the shop, are looking forward to getting back up and running when lockdown is over.

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “Melanie and Sharon at Fairs-Lloyds have been doing a fantastic job helping passengers from the Tees Valley, North East and North Yorkshire fly from their local airport for years.

“They are also great ambassadors for Teesside International, talking it up at every opportunity and playing a part in growing the number of people who come through our doors again and again.

“I’m delighted we’re continuing this partnership, securing a local travel company in our airport for many years to come. I wish them every success for the future.”

Melanie Fairs, of Fairs-Lloyds said: “We’re delighted to be committing to Teesside for another ten years at such an exciting time for the airport. We already work closely with the likes of KLM, Newmarket and Balkan among many others to provide packaged and bespoke holidays all over the world.

“We are fully ATOL and ABTA protected, giving our customers complete peace of mind and we pride ourselves on our personal and friendly service. We specialise in short and long-haul breaks from Teesside and I’d recommend you get in touch to see how we can help you with you next trip away from your local airport.”

Flight information and more details on the latest safety measures can be found at www.teessideinternational.com