Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Airport Costs Are Worth It; Your Say

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Airport Costs Are Worth It; Your Say

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I AM a bit surprised at the result of a survey about the new charge at Durham Tees Valley Airport where a big majority were against the charges, surely it is a small price to pay to keep your local airport open? How much does it cost to travel to other airports plus parking charges, extra hassle and damage to the environment with the extra travel? The big problem is the choice of destinations from DTV and questions need to be asked why the tour operators have deserted DTV. Tyne and Wear has a population about double that of Teesside yet they must have at least ten times the number of flights, which is a disgrace.

Our local politicians and airport operators need to get together and see if they can influence the flight operators to re-balance this situation.

The question to the flight operators should be why do you prefer to operate out of Newcastle and Leeds/Bradford as opposed to Durham Tees Valley? A good start has been made by us splitting from One North East and setting up our own business organisation on Teesside, maybe they can have some influence on the airport question. …

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