Teesside International Airport is to have a twice weekdaily Loganair service to Heathrow from Monday 8 March. This replaces the single Eastern Airways operation that is currently suspended due to the lockdown. There will also be a Sunday return service with Saturday added at the end of the month and the Sunday flights doubled.
The route will be flown by a 45-seat Embraer 145 regional jet, making it the smallest jet aircraft to use the UK’s major hub.
Loganair already serves Heathrow from the Isle of Man.
Loganair has secured partnerships with some of the world’s biggest airlines, including British Airways, KLM, Air France, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines and Qatar Airways to provide seamless international travel for people from Teesside, the North East and North Yorkshire.
Weekdays see departures from Teesside for the 1hr 15min flight at 06:50 and 17:55, with return journeys from Heathrow at 08:50 and 19:50. These times give business customers the option of a full working day at either destination as well as optimum timings for leisure travellers, when national restrictions permit such travel.
Last November it was announced that flights from Teesside to Aberdeen and Belfast City will operate from the start of February, with Dublin, Jersey and Newquay flights set to begin next summer.
Loganair will operate up to seven flights per week to Dublin and Belfast City, six flights per week to Aberdeen, three per week to Cornwall Airport Newquay and twice weekly to Jersey.