Teesside Airport (MME/EGNV) has confirmed its first two flights of the Summer 2021 season.
Balkan Holidays will return with twice-weekly flights operating on a Thursday and Saturday giving holidaymakers extra flexibility with 7, 10, 11 or 14 day holidays to Bulgaria.
Chris Rand, Sales and Marketing Manager, Balkan Holidays said: “We are pleased to be repeating our Teesside to Bourgas charter flight for summer 2021. It was a popular flight for summer 2019 and so we have added a second flight to give a choice of seven, ten, 11 and 14 night durations. Many of our customers transferred their summer 2020 holiday to summer 2021 so it should be even more popular, so don’t delay book today, our deposit is just £49 per person!”
The other confirmed flight is a package holiday service from JetsGo Holidays to Majorca. The first JetsGo Holiday will depart on Sunday 25th July, with the final return on 19th September
Daniel Reilly, Managing Director of JetsGo Holidays, said: “We are pleased to be able confirm a service from Teesside to Majorca for summer 2021 as we saw an excellent response from the region for our summer 2020 flight programme which unfortunately was unable to operate. While 2020 has turned into a staycation year for the majority, many have expressed a real desire to get something planned for next year that they can really look forward to, evident by the fact a lot of our summer 2020 customers opted to change their holidays over to 2021 instead.
“Teesside offers an easy and convenient start to a holiday for everyone living in the region. We have a fantastic range of competitively priced package deals available for 2021 with family-friendly flight times, all bookable with a low £75 per person deposit. We look forward to continuing to work with Teesside Airport to explore new opportunities for additional services in the future.”
Balkan Holidays operated from Teesside in 2019 but was suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic. JetsGo was due to start in 2019 but was postponed for the same reason.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “The cancellation of our 2020 summer schedule was upsetting but unavoidable as the coronavirus pandemic took hold across the globe. I know a lot of families were looking forward to flying out from Teesside to Majorca, Bulgaria and more for their holidays, but the circumstances were outside of anyone’s control.
“Now we’re looking to the future to make 2021 the best summer it can be for holidaymakers across the region, with these popular routes back at our airport and, in Balkan Holidays’ case, growing from its last service in 2019. We’ve been growing our offering of year-round routes but the school holidays and summer sun give us a real chance to give people something to look forward to.
“Both Balkan Holidays and JetsGo Holidays share our confidence in Teesside International and have shown this with their commitment to coming back year after year, even when the wider aviation industry is going through a difficult time. We’re delighted to welcome them back.
“We have even more exciting announcements to come for summer 2021 – and for our airport in general – so watch this space for more.”