Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

I'll Save Crisis Airport

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

I'll Save Crisis Airport

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THE new director of Durham Tees Valley Airport has pledged to turn around the fortunes of the site.

Steve Gill, who took on the role of director of Durham Tees Valley Airport and Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster earlier this month, said: "There is a market and there is a demand and I am absolutely determined to fulfil that demand. "We want more passengers through the door and we are listening to what people want. This is a turnaround opportunity.

"It's an exciting opportunity to reveal the airport's true potential."

He said the airport had suffered from "a couple of difficult years", adding: "all UK airports have had a difficult couple of years".

"DTV has lost more passengers than we would have liked - from 220,000 to 190,000."

Durham Tees Valley Airport has lost of a number of routes in recent years such as Ryanair withdrawing services.

Last month the airport was hit by the collapse of travel operator Holidays 4U which went into administration. …

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