Being a gateway into the English city of Darlington, Durham Tees Valley Airport is served by only a few airlines. There is limited service at Durham Tees Valley Airport because it is a small regional airport in the rural outskirts of the major city of Newcastle upon Tyne. The Newcastle Airport provides most of the international service in the area surrounding Darlington, which includes Durham County and Tyne and Wear County. The check-in area and ticket sales desks are located right near the entrance of the terminal building at Durham Tees Valley Airport. There is a separate Departure and Arrival Concourse in the main terminal.
All year long, Eastern Airways connects Darlington with two major destinations in the United Kingdom. This modest sized British carrier offers non-stop flights to Scotland’s third largest city of Aberdeen and the English city of Southampton.
The low-cost English carrier Flybe links Durham Tees Valley Airport with Jersey Airport. However, this major low-cost airline only operates summer seasonal flights to Jersey in the British territory of the Channel Islands.
Thomson Airways takes passengers from Durham Tees Valley Airport to some of the most popular vacation spots in Spanish territory. When flying in the world’s largest charter airline, passengers are guaranteed world-class service to Alicante, a resort city located along the Mediterranean Sea. By offering direct flights to Tenefire South Airport, Thomson Airways also invites Darlington’s passengers to enjoy the majestic beauty of Tenefire in the Spain’s Canary Islands near the west African coast. Offering trips to Palma de Mallorca, the world’s biggest charter airline also operates flights to one of Spain’s famous Balearic Islands.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is the only international carrier that operates at Durham Tees Valley Airport. The national airline of the Netherlands connects the city of Darlington to the Dutch capital. All year long, KLM offers scheduled flights to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the busiest airport in the Netherlands and one of the busiest in Europe. The trip to Amsterdam is by far the busiest route at Durham Tees Valley Airport.
Although there is limited non-stop service at Darlington’s regional airport, passengers can still fly to other domestic and international destinations. To get from Durham Tees Valley Airport to other major airports in the United Kingdom, passengers will have to make multiple transfers via Flybe and Thomson Airways flights. KLM can be used to transfer to more than 100 worldwide destinations at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.