TEESSIDE International Airport has today (Wednesday) announced a new summer holiday destination for 2021, flying to Bergamo in Italy for holidays on the shores of Lake Garda.
Newmarket Holidays has launched its schedule of 2021 charter flights, which means people from the Tees Valley can fly direct to one of nine different tours in addition to Italy’s largest lake – Lake Garda.
Tours include Portofino, Florence and Tuscany, Lake Como, Little Trains of the Dolomites and more, all with a duration of eight days on September 1 next year.
Tickets are on sale now for the trip to the popular Mediterranean destination.
They start at £899 per person, but if you book by October 31 you can save an extra £50 per person.
The price includes return flights from Teesside to Italy, seven nights’ bed and breakfast or half-board accommodation and return airport-to-hotel transfers.
Holidaymakers can either relax by the shores of the lake or take advantage of some optional sightseeing tours.
These include a circular tour of the 35-mile long Garda, a trip into the Dolomites mountain range; an excursion to Verona, the setting of Romeo and Juliet; or take in Venice.
Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, said: “It’s great to be able to add these holidays to Italy to our 2021 holiday schedule, which we launched last month with flights to Bulgaria and Majorca.
“The impact of this year’s coronavirus pandemic has meant that people haven’t been able to get away as usual, so we’re focused on making 2021 something special. We’re giving those across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool – and the wider North-east – even more to look forward to when booking from their local airport.
“Newmarket’s popular breaks are always a welcome addition to our itinerary and this eight-day holiday will let local people fly direct to take in the fantastic lake itself and visit the wonderful and diverse towns and cities nearby. As we continue to grow our airport, we’re getting people worldwide and poolside from Teesside, and now we can add Lakeside to that too!
“It may be a difficult time for airports and the aviation industry, but our airport is going from strength to strength. With a host of new flights, a revamped Arrivals Hall, new security, and the continued success of global businesses such as Willis and Cobham, we are making Teesside Airport a place people in Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool can be proud of again.”
Richard Forde, Head of Trade Sales from Newmarket Holidays, said: “We are delighted to be putting on another flight from Teesside offering a range of Italian destinations and tours to our customers, new and returning, from the North East area.”