Teesside Airport has suffered another major blow as two more routes have been scrapped due to low demand.

Loganair announced it would no longer be taking off from Teesside to Dublin or Belfast City from March 2023.

The Scottish airline blamed ‘low levels of customer demand’ for the decision and said passengers booked on the routes will be offered full refund.

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A spokesperson for the airline said: “Loganair regrets to announce that services from Teesside to both Dublin and Belfast City will be discontinued from the end of March 2023 following on from low levels of customer demand this summer.

“Passengers booked on these services will be offered a full refund. Loganair remains fully committed to its Aberdeen service and looks forward to continuing to work with the team at Teesside International Airport.”

The airline currently has one plane based at Teesside Airport, but plans on moving it to Newcastle to offer new routes and improved frequency.

The Northern Echo: A Loganair plane at Teesside AirportA Loganair plane at Teesside Airport (Image: SARAH CALDECOTT)

Reacting to the news a spokesperson for Teesside Airport said: “We are disappointed that Loganair has stopped its services to their Belfast and Dublin City from next March and we appreciate the inconvenience this causes to passengers.

"Loganair will be fully refunding any passengers booked on the affected flights and has confirmed its commitment to its Aberdeen service.

“We’re continuing to work with a range of airlines to expand our routes. KLM is set to ramp up its flights next summer to give people even better connections to the world. Our full slate of 2023 flights with Ryanair and TUI is going to be boosted thanks to a new link to Antalya, in Turkey, plus a second Majorca service – with 2024’s connection to Dalaman, in Turkey, also on sale now.”

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It is the latest route to be dropped from the airport’s departure board, after flights to London Heathrow and Newquay were both scrapped earlier this year.

The Heathrow flight only landed at Teesside in 2021, but was axed in May of this year.

The Northern Echo: Flights to Heathrow from Teesside Airport, formerly Durham Tees Valley Airport, were short lived.Flights to Heathrow from Teesside Airport, formerly Durham Tees Valley Airport, were short lived.

In July it was revealed that the airport, which was brought into public ownership in 2018, had made an £11.8m loss in the previous year.

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