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DURHAM TEES VALLEY AIRPORT TRUMPS MANCHESTER SAY NORTHERN AIR TRAVELLERS

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The UK's third largest airport is trumped by Durham Tees Valley Airport say Cheapflights.co.uk. Durham Tees Valley Airport, the UK's fastest growing regional airport, left neighbouring giant Manchester behind in a recent poll of the North's favourite airports conducted by Cheapflights.co.uk. Durham Tees Valley Airport was the clear winner due to its reliable transport links, efficient check-in and security checks.

The final statistics detailed that 35% of respondants preferred Durham Tees Valley Airport, to the UK's third largest  airport Manchester, which received 31% of the vote.  Rounding up the list were Newcastle (17%), Leeds/Bradford (9%) and Humberside (7%).

Only 2% of travellers cited the selection of shops and duty-free boutiques as a factor when selecting their preferred departure point, and only 3% valued the variety of restaurants, bars and cafes on offer.

David  Soskin, CEO of Cheapflights says:

"British consumers are savvy travellers and look for speed and efficiency when planning their next holiday.  Bells and whistles might make time go faster, but when it comes to the quality of the experience it's a quick queue and a fast-moving security scan that makes all the difference.  After all, when your child is screaming, what will make your life easier?  A designer boutique or a check-in queue that moves rapidly?"

Comment from Hugh Lang, Managing Director of Durham Tees Valley Airport:

"This is great news for both the Airport and its parent company Peel Airports.  We are now in the third year of an exciting investment programme to deliver a friendly, efficient and modern airport for all passengers.  Despite the development work, we constantly focus all of our staff on the importance of the customer satisfaction.  Our central location and improved road access is a key benefit that has stimulated our rapid growth over the last few years.

"Recognition in a poll such as this is fantastic boost for all our staff - and tells us that our customers appreciate all of our efforts to ensure that their visit is both friendly and hassle-free".

Press release issued by cheapflights.co.uk 25.05.06

 

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