Durham Tees Valley Airport
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Durham Tees Valley Airport is a regional airport serving the Teesside region in north-west England. The airport is owned by Peel Airports, which also operates Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
Location of Durham Tees Valley Airport, United Kingdom
Ground Handlers servicing Durham Tees Valley Airport
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Part 1 of this report described how the Welsh Government purchased Cardiff Airport from Abertis/AENA (TBI) for a total investment of GBP52 million and the sale of Glasgow Prestwick Airport to TS Prestwick Holdco Limited, an entity wholly owned by the Scottish Ministers. It raised the issue of whether other smaller UK airports might now be re-nationalised following their example.
Some are certainly in the frame, though there is less likelihood of this happening in England, where there are no regional governments, unlike Wales and Scotland.
Despite the moves at Cardiff and Prestwick, the English mentality on regionalism is probably not so strong as in Wales and Scotland. In England a more national overview tends to be taken, even in regions such as Tyneside and Cornwall, where there are quite strong regional tendencies (and even a separatist movement in Cornwall).
In Part 2 of this report on UK airports, we focus on the English airports and look at where others like Peel Airports and MAG may be headed.
The UK’s Peel Airports Ltd, a consortium of Peel Holdings and Canada’s Vancouver Airport Services (YVRAS) has decided to sell its majority (75%) shareholding in Durham Tees Valley Airport (DTVA) in northeast England. Passenger traffic has been falling steadily since 2006. An urgent search is under way to identify new owners who are prepared to invest to make the airport – situated in what can best be described as a post-industrial region on an industrial scale – viable.
There was a time when any self respecting city craved its own airport. In 2011, such is the pressure from powerful environmental lobbies over emissions, noise, turbulence and wake vortex, protection of bird habitats etc, in addition to consistent economic pressures, that some cities have lost, or could lose, their airport. And as they are mainly in the private sector in the UK, some politically left-leaning councils don’t seem too concerned.
The 17th annual Global Airport Development (GAD) conference and attendant Investing in Airports summit were held in Dublin, Ireland, from 15 to 18-Nov-2010, attracting around 230 speakers and delegates at the main conference.
Towards the end of Sep-2010 reports emerged from the English Midlands that Birmingham Airport, partly owned by two pension funds, could be sold to Middle East investors as part of a package of assets to fund other projects.
Subsequent to YVRAS’s acquisition of 65% of the UK’s Peel Airports the new CEO, drafted in from the Bahamas, has been outlining ambitious plans, especially for Liverpool Airport, for which he envisages new long haul services, while virtually declaring war on neighbouring Manchester Airport. This could provoke a neo-tribal confrontation, as Manchester also takes on a new CEO later this year.
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