The summer holidays are well and truly underway with families across the region jetting off to destinations all over the world.

Teesside airport will see thousands of holidaymakers travelling to European holiday spots including Mallorca, Corfu, Faro and Bulgaria over the coming weeks after the majority of schools broke up last Friday (July 22).

RyanAir, TUI and Jet2 are among the airlines running flights from the airport this summer.

Some airports have been struck by chaotic scenes over the last few weeks with huge queues and delays at baggage reclaim.

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However Teesside appears to have avoided a repeat of the holiday bedlam elsewhere with passengers who spoke to The Northern Echo on Tuesday (July 26) praising it for a more relaxing experience.

Holidaymakers Maurice Foster and Mal Heighton who were heading off to Palma to join a cruise told how they’d gone from home to airside in less than an hour.

Mal said: “We were literally at home 45 minutes ago and now we’re half way through a pint.”

The Northern Echo: Maurice and Mal enjoying a pint before their flight at Teesside Airport. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTTMaurice and Mal enjoying a pint before their flight at Teesside Airport. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

There are a range of bars airside for passengers to grab a pint before jetting off on their flight.

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At the Goosepool Bar, after security at the airport, holiday-goers can expect to pay £6.50 for a pint of lager.

The average pint of a draught pint of lager in the UK reached £4.09 for the first time ever in May, according to the ONS.

Here’s how much a you can expect to pay for a pint at Teesside Airport’s Goosepool Bar:

  • San Miguel – pint: £6.50
  • San Miguel – half pint: £3.50
  • Cameron’s Lager – pint £4.75
  • Cameron’s Lager – half pint: £3.50
  • Cameron’s Smooth – pint: £4.75
  • Cameron’s Smooth – half pint: £3.50

Bar staff told us they’re expecting a busy few weeks at the airport with more families and children flying away on holiday, compared to stag and hen dos during term time.

Last month (June 8) the Sky Bar at Teesside Airport opened its doors, with members of the public also able to call in to enjoy views of the runway.

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