Loganair has announced plans to increase its Heathrow-Teesside route to three weekday flights per day from July 12.
The service launched in March this year, with a twice-daily frequency (daily on Saturdays), and is being operated by the carrier’s Embraer 145 aircraft.
It will now move to three flights per day on weekdays, departing from Teesside at 0650, 1450 and 1755, and from Heathrow at 0850, 1640 and 1950.
Loganair has interline agreements with carriers including British Airways, KLM, Air France, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines and Qatar Airways, and said that the extra frequency and new flight times would provide “greater flexibility for business travellers with additional international connections made available”.
The news comes as LNER this week announced plans to launch direct rail services between London King’s Cross and Middlesbrough later this year.
The town is situated around 11 miles east of Teesside International airport, and will no doubt provide competition to Loganair’s London-Teesside service.
The carrier also operates flights from Teesside to Aberdeen and Belfast City, with additional routes to Dublin, Jersey and Newquay set to launch this summer.
Commenting on the news Loganair’s chief commercial officer Kay Ryan said:
“We are extremely pleased to be able to increase operations at Teesside International as we build on our partnership with the airport, offering customers from Tees Valley more flexibility as travel restrictions ease.
“There is no doubt that this service will provide the timings necessary to support the business growth the area is experiencing, now and in the future.”
“Air travel still faces incredible difficulties amid remaining restrictions, however it is crucially important that connectivity across the UK remains in place and this next step to increase operations highlights the continued demand for such services.”