Business expansion
United Kingdom
North East; Tees Valley and Durham; Durham CC
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.2 - Support activities for transportation

2,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
12 December 2006
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2008
Foreseen end date


Plans to expand Durham Tees Valley Airport, a knock on effect of which will be to help create 2,000 jobs at the airport, have been approved by council chiefs. Currently one million passengers a year travel through Durham Tees Valley Airport, but plans have been unveiled to increase this to three million. People in nearby Long Newton believe roads would not cope with the extra traffic. But Darlington and Stockton councils have both approved the revamp. Hugh Lang, managing director at the airport, said a Low Newton interchange would be built to cope with extra traffic. He also said the revamp would create 2,000 airport jobs and an extra 1,000 'spin-off' jobs in the area because of the expansion and extra visitors. Work at the airport would not be completed until 2008.


  • 12 December 2006: BBC News


Eurofound (2006), Durham Tees Valley Airport, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 64624, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64624.