Durham Tees Valley Airport

Durham Tees Valley Airport

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Durham Tees Valley Airport is situated in the heart of the North East, close to the towns and cities of Stockton, Darlington, Middlesbrough and Durham, and handles around 200,000 passengers every year.

It serves the North East with a choice of destinations in Bulgaria, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Principle airlines providing services at the Airport include KLM whose regular services to their Amsterdam Schiphol hub, provides access to their worldwide flight network and Eastern Airways who operate regular services to Aberdeen.

The airport is majority owned by Peel Investments (DTVA) Limited who work with the six local authority shareholders:

  • Durham County Council
  • Darlington Council
  • Stockton Council
  • Middlesbrough Council
  • Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
  • Hartlepool Council

Recently the airport has published a master plan for the development of the airport to 2020.

Find out more about these plans at: Durham Tees Valley Master Plan


How to get to Durham Tees Valley Airport

The airport is situated 10 miles to the west of Middlesbrough and is well served by both road and rail networks.

Passengers travelling to the airport are advised to arrive two hours prior to departure to allow plenty of time to find a parking space, check-in and pass through airport security.


History of the Airport

Durham Tees Valley Airport (DTVA) was originally an important RAF airfield during the Second World War. DTVA began commercial operations as Teesside Airport in the mid 1960s under local authority control, providing services to both the local business community and leisure passengers.

In April 2003, Peel Airports reached an agreement with the six local authority shareholders to acquire a 75% shareholding in the Airport with the local authorities retaining a 25% interest in the company. In June 2010, Vantage Airport Group (formerly Vancouver Airport Services) acquired a 65% share in Peel Airports, which included DTVA. The six local authorities continue to be shareholders in Durham Tees Valley Airport.

On 10 February 2012, Peel Airports Limited concluded the sale of its majority shareholding in Durham Tees Valley Airport to Peel Investments (DTVA) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Peel Group.

The renaming of the Airport to Durham Tees Valley Airport in 2004, helped to locate it on the international travel map, and provide a modern and convenient gateway to the region for visitors, further cementing the Airport's commitment to regional tourism.