Teesside International Airport in the UK has opened its new terminal following a multi-million pound overhaul. The update includes new check-in desks and a reconfigured security area with body and baggage scanners to smooth passenger flows. The terminal has also seen the addition of two luxury lounges and new food and drink outlets.
Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen, responsible for the airport, said, “When we first brought this airport back into public control, we knew the massive potential that it possessed, but a lack of commitment and funding for years left it looking dated and stuck in the past. It simply wasn’t fit for purpose to process the hundreds of thousands of new passengers we’re working to attract as part of our 10-year turnaround plan.
“With a little bit of TLC and backing from our brilliant local businesses who have secured work on-site to help make our vision a reality, I’m delighted to be able to reveal the new-look Teesside International Airport.
“This goes beyond just a facelift, giving it a new lease of life, with modernized check-in and security reducing stress and waiting times, and cafe, bars, lounges and shops making your full travel experience better than ever. This new look also projects the confidence we have in our region and will ensure an impressive, first-class welcome for businesses and tourists no matter where they are coming from.”