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Location - As one of the smaller airports of United Kingdom, Durham Tees Valley airport has made rapid strides in the recent times. As one of the most viable and easily accessible airports in the North East part of England, Durham Tees Valley airport is located 6 miles from Darlington and the A67 is the best approach. From Durham, the airport is located at a distance of 24 miles, which should take near about 1 hour in a car. The airport is less than 5 miles from Yarm too.

Know your Airport - The old timers of North East England used to call this airport as Teesside airport but after 21st September 2004, the local authorities & Peel Holdings which manage the administration, changed the name to Durham Tees Valley Airport. The airport has taken up serious redevelopment plans and aspires to increase the number of passengers to 3 million. The passengers availing Durham Tees Valley airport can avail the airport railway station and travel to Darlington for free. This has been an endeavor on the part of the authorities to club comfort with service. More on that later.  

Airport Structure

  Terminals - There is a single terminal in Durham Tees Valley airport. The main terminal building provides passengers many facilities and is ably managed by airport staff.

Transit systems
- Teesside Airport railway station serves Durham Tees Valley Airport. The station is located on the Tees Valley Line and is operated by Northern Rail. It currently has a single service per week in each direction. A new bus service called the Sky Express, launched in May 2005, connects the airport both with Darlington train station and town centre. Good news for passengers as they can avail free travel with a valid air ticket on the same day. It is an hourly service running throughout the day.

Inside the terminals
- Check-in at Durham Tees valley is located on both sides of the terminal as you enter the building. Please keep your eyes alert for the flight information display screens which are located in the main public area at the airport. Departure lounges are located towards the back of the terminal building after the security search. Flight tickets and passports/photographic ID are checked and baggages are weighed. After the baggages are labeled, the boarding cards are issued next. You will be required to use your boarding card to proceed through the security point. As in other airports across the world, the check-in times for scheduled flights at Durham Tees valley start two hours before departure. For the charter flights, the check in begins 3 hours before departure. For passengers who will be using Durham Tees Valley as a destination, the arrivals are located to the left side of the terminal. If you have trouble following signs, you can get help as the information desk is located inside the entrance to the terminal building. The staff can provide flight information and can provide suitable answers for general enquiries. For those who are a little hard of hearing, a loop is installed so that they can get their queries answered. Please bear in mind, that the arrangements can take a considerable portion of your time so it would be advisable to keep extra time on your hands before you plan to board the train.

Safety - Before entering the departure lounge, all passengers must pass through security checks. In this place, your boarding card will be checked and you will be required to go through security screening. Please note that passengers on some flights may be asked to comply with image capturing. All the hand baggage and coats of passengers are passed through an X-ray scanner. Please do not pack these items in your hand or carry on luggage. If the items are confiscated at security control you will not be compensated for them. Confiscated items will not be returned under normal circumstances. Please ensure that while packing medicines and gift items kindly follow the guidelines set by the airport officials. While packing baggage may seem easy, please make sure that hand baggages should not exceed the maximum weight of 7 kilos. Hand baggages with dimensions that exceed the height of 450mm, width 350mm and depth 200mm can be checked. Consult your airline guidelines before commencing with packing.

Business facilities
- Durham Tees Valley Airport offers many essential business facilities to the business traveler. With a range of domestic as well as international flights, business travelers are quite frequent at the airport. A spacious check-in hall and WiFi-enabled environment is available throughout the terminal. Fax, phone and photocopying facilities are available at the information desk of the airport on request. Conferencing facilities are available in some airport hotels. Lastly if you lose property, contact the airport security which controls all the lost property related issues.

Family interests
- Facilities for family are exhaustive in Durham Tees Valley Airport. All male and female toilets are located through out the main public area in the building. Baby changing facilities are also fairly east to locate, except for those in baggage reclaim where the baby changing facilities are situated inside the disabled toilets. Moving on to play areas, there is an unsupervised children's play area in the terminal. Many famous retail outlets are available in Durham Tees Valley airport which sell a range of children's books, comics, games and confectionery to keep them busy for a while. Care to have a snack: hop in at the many eating options at the airport terminal in form of Café Oasis, Café Express, Costa Coffee and the famous Yard of Ale. If you are looking to give your children some thing to be absorbed, the various entertainment centers across the airport can do just that! Entertainment centre specialists Serendipity, have two locations within the terminal at Durham Tees Valley Airport. They offer games centers where children and adults can easily enjoy state-of-the-art video games and rides.

  Extra information - Facilities for those with special needs include ambulift, wheelchairs, assistance and toilets. There are unisex disabled toilets in the departure lounge and baggage reclaim hall. There are more disabled toilets next to gates 1&2, and gates 3&4. The Durham Tees Valley airport encourages differently abled travelers to use the airport in every possible way. The staff is always keen to hear any problems that passengers might have faced and help is almost always at hand. Please call the information desk of the airport to avail different services. Contact your airline to make them aware of your special needs and do not hesitate to request for assistance. A phone call or any other communication will help the airport staff and airlines to serve you better.

Leaving from Durham Tees Valley airport - The Durham Tees Valley airport has made the lives of passengers using the airport a little bit easier. If you are keen to use train, the nearest off-airport station is Darlington from where you can go to Manchester and other important destinations. The nearby Stockton-on-Tees has two railway stations namely Stockton station and Thornaby station. Many trains are also available from here. There are regular services between Durham Tees Valley airport and stations like Darlington, Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough and Yarm. Buses are ideal for travelers who are keen to explore the surrounding areas. For those in a hurry, the airport taxis are a better option. The taxi rank is just in front of the airport terminal. You can also use the car hire service, which is available from the car hire desks in the airport terminal.

- Traveling can be fun and more of an enjoyment if everything that you need is right in front of you. Durham Tees Valley airport authorities respect the spirit of travel and so they have made arrangements for you. Use the bureau de change services at two locations inside the main public area. Cash points are also located close by and there is a cash point at the Thomas Cook bureau de change. Leaving might be a problem if you carry many baggages so luggage trolleys are distributed throughout the terminal building. There are also several payphones located in the main concourse and any one can use them to inform loved ones of his/her homecoming or safe arrival at a faraway destination. All the airport staff has ample supplies of first aid so do not hesitate to ask for them if minor bruises or cuts occur.

Airlines operating from Durham Tees Valley Airport

  Prominent airlines that operate commercial flights at this airport are bmi, bmibaby, KLM Cityhopper and Ryanair. Seasonal chartered flights are operated by Air Europa, BH Air, Flightline, Helios Airways, Iberworld, Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines, Spanair and Thomsonfly. Freight loads are carried by TNT Airways.

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