Loganair commercial director Kay Ryan said:
“It’s with deep regret that we have taken the decision to cease our operation on the Durham Tees Valley to Aberdeen route, due to broader considerations within our network. The final flights will take place on Friday, March 16.
The management team at DTVA have been incredibly supportive, and have done all possible to make the service viable.
“The growth in passenger numbers has been strong, however changes within our aircraft fleet from the middle of March meant we would have had to lease-in another aircraft to continue operating the service. Although we’ve made good progress and have proven beyond all doubt the market’s need for reliable and cost-effective services on this route, our evaluation showed that this would not be economically viable.
“We intend to continue our strong relationship with DTVA, who have been an excellent airport partner, and would welcome the proposals put forward to Tees Valley Combined Authority in considering alternative routes in the future
“We apologise to our customers for the inconvenience and disappointment caused, and would like to thank them for their custom and support. We’ll be contacting those with bookings after March 17 to offer either a refund or alternative arrangements to get them to their final destinations.
“There will be no job losses resulting from this, as crew will be re-deployed within our network.”