Teesside International Airport (previously Durham Tees Valley Airport) is situated in north east England, between Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees, 24 miles south of Durham, 5.4 miles southeast of Darlington, and 10 miles southwest of Middlesborough.
Teesside International Airport Map
The airport serves the North East and North Yorkshire and offers connections to seven domestic and five European destinations.
Tees Valley Combined Authority owns three-quarters of the airport and Teesside Airport Foundation owns the other quarter.
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Arrivals/Departures & Scanner Frequencies
Teesside International Airport Scanner Frequencies:
Approach - 128.850
Radar - 118.850
Tower - 119.800
ATIS - 132.375
The airfield started life as RAF Middleton St. George (locally but unofficially known as RAF Goosepool) in January 1941 and was the most northerly of all Bomber Command airfields. Despite being home to several aircraft types, it is best known as home to the Avro Lancaster during the war and English Electric Lightning afterwards. The RAF base closed in 1964 and was bought by Cleveland County Council who developed it into an airport calling it Teeside International. The first civilian flight being in 1964 and an international passenger terminal opened in 1966.
On 11 December 1982 the airport chartered Concorde for the day, it would visit twice more before its retirement, on 23 August 1986 for the air show and 30 April 1995.
In 1996 when Cleveland County Council was abolished, the airport ownership was divided amongst local Borough Councils. Peel Airports Ltd took a 75% stake in 2002. The name was changed in 2004 to Durham Tees Valley Airport and later a new access road, terminal front and terminal interior were completed. The new name was unpopular with some local residents who still called it Teesside International Airport, however it was decided that many would be unfamiliar with the location of Teeside and that Durham was better known.
In 2010, Vancouver Airport Services purchased a controlling 65% stake in Peel Airports Ltd and in December 2011, placed the airport into administration and up for sale. This led to the Peel Group purchasing their 75% share back on 10 February 2012 under a new subsidiary, Peel Investments (DTVA) Ltd. On 4 December 2018, the Mayor of the Tees Valley Ben Houchen agreed to buy Peel Airport's 89% majority shareholding in Durham Tees Valley Airport and after a poll of local residents changed the airport's name back to Teeside International Airport. On 24 January 2019, the airport was back under public ownership after 16 years in the private sector.
On 14 March 2019, Stobart Aviation was announced as the new airport operator, and investing in a 25% stake in the new holding company with the TVCA owning the majority 75%. However in July 2021, Stobart Aviation (now called Esken) pulled out of running the airport only 2 years into the 10 year strategic plan, and returned its 25% share to TVCA (Tees Valley Combined Authority) at a nominal cost.
There are two flight schools located at the airport, Eden Flight Training and Scenic Air Tours. Scenic Air Tours also offer pleasure flights and aerobatic flights around the North East. IAS Medical are an air ambulance operator who specialise in patient and organ transfer using two Beech King Airs and a single Diamond DA62. There are also three multinational defence contractors based on site, Draken Europe provide electronic countermeasure and aggressor training to the MoD using a fleet of Dassault Falcon 20 aircraft, Serco operate their International Fire Training Centre, one of the largest in Europe, on the airport's south side and Thales have their calibration and flight inspection subsidiary based with a Beech King Air and Diamond DA42 Twin Star.
Getting to Teesside International Airport
The airport is situated off the A67 and is within easy reach of the A1(M), A19, A66. A significant upgrade to complete a fast link direct to the airport from the A66 was completed in 2008. The Sat Nav postcode is DL2 1LU
Teesside Airport railway station is located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the airport terminal (around 15 minutes walk). Currently, Dinsdale railway station about 2 miles (3.2 km) away in the nearby village of Middleton St George is the closest station with regular passenger services.
The number 12 bus serves the airport six times per day - two before 9am and four from 3.25pm onwards - running from Hurworth through Darlington town centre, Morton Park and Middleton St George to the terminal building. To find out more visit arrivabus.co.uk
Taxis are available directly outside the airport terminal.
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