An airline has pulled flights from the North-east just five months after launching them.
Loganair announced it will end its service from Durham Tees Valley Airport to Aberdeen International Airport. The firm said that the last flight will take place next month. A change in the company’s fleet means Loganair would have needed to lease another aircraft to continue the service.
Kay Ryan, Loganair commercial director, said: “It’s with deep regret that we have taken the decision to cease our operation on the Durham Tees Valley to Aberdeen route, due to broader considerations within our network. The final flights will take place on Friday, March 16.
“We apologise to our customers for the inconvenience and disappointment caused, and would like to thank them for their custom and support. We’ll be contacting those with bookings after March 17 to offer either a refund or alternative arrangements to get them to their final destinations.
“There will be no job losses resulting from this, as crew will be re-deployed.”
A spokeswoman from Aberdeen International Airport said: “While it is disappointing that Loganair have taken the decision to cease operation of their recently introduced Aberdeen to Durham Tees Valley route, passengers still have an option to fly to this destination with Eastern Airways, with onward connectivity also available to Norwich.”