Duty free to return to Teesside

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Following an eight-year absence, World Duty Free has announced that it will be returning to Teesside International, which serves the northeast of England, and that it has signed a 12-year deal with the airport.

It will be the company’s 25th  location in the UK and work is set to begin on the new 173m store immediately. World Duty Free is the latest firm to sign up to the airport following a multimillion-pound terminal overhaul.

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said, “I’m delighted to welcome World Duty Free to our airport in its brand-new store. This is, in some ways, the final piece of the puzzle in our terminal revamp.

“We’re investing in our airport terminal so that everyone flying in and out of Teesside has the best possible experience. We’ve updated check-in desks and security to make passing through easier and more stress-free than ever before, and created new food and drink outlets and lounges to relax in. We’ve also worked with local companies not just to transform the building and help us carry out this work, but also to open another store showcasing the best of the region.

“Every airport worth its salt has a high-quality duty-free store and by working with World Duty Free, we can provide yet another brilliant draw for people looking to fly from their local airport, complementing our ever-growing list of international summer destinations.”

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