The UK’s biggest tour operator TUI is set to return to Teesside Airport (MME/EGNV) from Summer 2022.
TUI will return to the airport with a weekly service to the Spanish island of Majorca from the 10th May 2022.
The tour operator previously operated from the airport under its previous name, Thomson Holidays, but hasn’t flown from Teesside since 2013.
Richard Sofer, Commercial & Business Development Director at TUI said: “We know how important regional flying is to our customers and we’re really excited to be adding Teesside back to our UK airport offering from summer 2022.
“Our latest customer survey and booking patterns for next summer indicate that the great British public are looking forward to future holidays even more so as they may have been unable to take one this year. This is why we have launched our future holiday programmes through to the end of October 2022, so that families and couples alike can plan ahead to next year and beyond to make informed choices about what will make their perfect holiday from the wide range we have on offer.”
The announcement was celebrated at the centre of the runway to signal the return of the household name and it comes after the news that the airport will see an expanded summer 2021 season which includes services to Majorca, Bourgas in Bulgaria and an eight-day trip to Italy with an option of ten tours, including Lake Garda.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “It is fantastic to have TUI – the UK’s largest holiday company – flying from Teesside International once again. In 2022, it will have been nine years since a TUI plane departed from Teesside and I’m sure everyone across Teesside, the wider North East and North Yorkshire will be thrilled to have this household name back.
“Having TUI return to our airport is yet another huge vote of confidence in what we have achieved since I saved our airport from closure just 19 months ago”
The flights will be available to book from 5th November.