Loganair was off for a good start into 2022. "Bookings were beginning to improve once again," the airline said. "However, a recent significant increase in Heathrow’s take-off and landing fees has led to a significant increase in costs."
Coupled with "global oil prices affecting the cost of aviation fuel" the new charges made the London Heathrow route from Teesside "unviable" - Loganair will discontinue the service in two weeks.
"The Teesside to Southampton service will also stop as a result of the cessation of the London service as it cannot be accommodated on the remaining Loganair aircraft," the airline said.
"While slowly recovering, business flights were still nowhere near pre-pandemic levels, immediately putting the route at a disadvantage," Teesside Airport Managing Director Phil Forster said. "The aviation industry is also facing a challenging and complex time from a range of other external factors which we, as an airport, are working hard to mitigate."
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