Isle of Man flights from Teesside Airport pulled due to pandemic – but will return – Teesside Live

Planned flights from Teesside Aiport to the Isle of Man have been pulled after the TT race was cancelled.

Eastern Airways, which runs the offering, said this year’s flights to the island are off – but they will be back.

A spokesperson for Eastern Airways said: “Following Government guidelines restricting outdoor sporting events and mass public gatherings, The Isle of Man TT race organisers have taken the decision to cancel their calendar of activities for this year.

“Obviously with no events planned and only essential travel to be undertaken, we have accordingly taken the decision to cancel this year’s flights and look forward to offering a wider Isle of Man programme for 2021.

“We continue to work closely with all of our airport partners and remain committed to restarting up many of our routes as soon as it is safe to do so and where there is a demand for the service.”

The popular Isle of Man TT had been due to take place between May 30 and June 13 but have been cancelled.

The airport is owned in a 75%-25% split between the Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) and operator Stobart Aviation.

It was bought back into public ownership for £40m alongside a stretch of land at the start of 2019.

In March the airport announced it would be closed until further notice after most planned flights were suspended.

Source: gazettelive.co.uk

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