TEESSIDE Airport has confirmed a route which was previously cancelled due to demand will make a comeback - with flights beginning next year.

A service between the airport and Dublin will resume in Summer 2022 with flights operating four times per week from May.

Operated by Loganair, the flights are expected to bring further connectivity between Teesside and the US via a ticketing deal with United Airlines.

It comes just weeks after rival Eastern Airways said it would be permanently withdrawing two routes - Southampton and Aberdeen - from the airport.

Meanwhile, the newly resumed Loganair flights were previously cancelled due to low demand, which airport bosses said had been as a result of Covid. 

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But today, Lognair and Teesside Airport announced that the route to Dublin would resume, showing the airline's "commitment" to the airport.

The Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: "This latest commitment from Loganair shows that we’re not slowing down in delivering new, popular routes as travel restrictions are easing following the coronavirus pandemic.

“Loganair has shown time and time again that it’s dedicated to seeing us turn around Teesside International, offering a raft of domestic destinations and now it can add the capital of the Republic of Ireland to that list.

“Not only is the city a fantastic place for a people from Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool to take a great city break, increasing our ties with the city will give businesses and visitors the chance to discover that we’re a region on the up, with the potential to boost investment and jobs."

Hinting that there would be further announcements to come ahead of 2022, Mr Houchen said they expected the summer season to be "huge" for the airport.

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The announcement comes as a much-needed boost following concern at the airport following Eastern Airways' withdrawal of some routes.

Earlier this month, two Labour MPs on Teesside reacted with one saying the case for funding the airport had been brought into "serious question."

Read more: Further concerns raised at Teesside Airport after airline pulls two of its routes

MP for Middlesbrough, Andy McDonald said millions had been spent and that there needed to be a "thorough" review of transport priorities for those in the Tees Valley.

For more information on the flights from Loganair - click here 


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