THE link from Teesside Airport to London City Airport is only going to be of use to business folks wanting to go to Canary Wharf or central London, as it is built on former East End dock property and I understand that it can only receive “STOL” aircraft - that stands for “short take-off and landing” aircraft.

City Airport is completely useless for long-haul from Heathrow.

The problem of crossing the city on sardine tube train is just too much and little wonder folks from Teesside go via Schiphol Amsterdam.

Without a direct Heathrow long-haul connection, Teesside Airport is, realistically, going to remain provincial.

GB Butler, Stockton-on-Tees