AIRPORT bosses drummed up support for their major new logistics project at the Tees Valley Business Summit.
Durham Tees Valley wants to strengthen links with Teesside’s business community.
It’s hoped the airport’s RGF bid for £5.9m will succeed in securing funds for its major Southside Development, a business and logistics project that will create around 1,500 new jobs.
The project will see 150 acres of land south of the airport runway developed - and the extra activity it will generate will also safeguard existing jobs.
Peter Nears, left, Strategic Planning Director for Durham Tees Valley, said yesterday: “We want to spread the word about our existing KLM service and the RGF bid as supported by TVU.
“We hope it will help us take forward our Southside Development, which is focused particularly on logistics and various aviation-related companies.
“Whilst we’re promoting our passenger services, it’s also important to build up activity in general and business aviation.”