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Renaming Airports, Inc. Teesside?  
User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1587 times:

They are renaming Teesside Airport? Why?

I read an article in a trade paper that stated that they were changing the name from Teesside to, get this, Durham-Tees Valley. Mmm - catchy. Anyone else hear this?

Is this a British phenomenon or is it happening everywhere?

What is going on? First the airlines change their names, and now the airports?

10 years time and I can see it - cities renaming. New York becomes Chittingfold - on - Sea!  Big grin

(Please feel free to delete this topic and call me crap if it has been on here - multipe searches turned up nothing. Can't believe I am the first to hear this.)


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User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

They are renaming Teesside Airport? Why?

Same reason EMA got renamed. There isn't a city called Teesside or East Midlands. Foreign passengers find it confusing as there isn't any city as a point of reference to where the flight operates to.

Robin Hood is still a silly name for Finningley. As Peel Holdings own it they would have been better calling it Robbing B*&!ards

User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2104 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1555 times:

At severe risk of being flamed, I thought Ryanair had been up to this trick for a few years, picking an airfield in the middle of nowhere and then naming it after a city within a hundred mile radius.  Acting devilish

Let's Go British Caledonian!
User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

aberdeen airport is binameal (just call me dr johnson) Dyce and Aberdeen, dyce for people that live here more i guess, not like we get much forign stuff for people to get confused with *sobs* i would be happy with emirates!! sorry, moaning about the lack of stuff at dyce again..

User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

but Durham is closer to NCL thea it is to MME!

User currently offlineHighpeaklad From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1492 times:

Yes , but Teesside Airport is in County Durham and is closest to Darlington , the largest town in County Durham.

Don't try to keep up with the Joneses - bring them down to your level !
User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

They might as well call it Middlesbrough Airport as most of the pax, I think, are going to the ICI chemical plant in Billingham. Most people have heard of Middlesbrough due to the football team, but I doubt any foreign passengers have heard of Darlington. To pretend it is near Durham is pushing it a bit. Calling it Tees Valley is trying to be romantic when there isn't a valley, so to speak, around.

When all else fails and you can't think of anything else to do with a company...change its name. It looks like you've done something with it.


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

MME will always live in the shadow of NCL.
Likewise, EMA will stay in the shadow of BHX and LBA will be in the shadow of MAN

When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 8 hours ago) and read 1407 times:

They decided to change the name of MME about 7 or 8 months ago. They think it would attract more visitors to the ares. When they see the name, they are going to say 'where?'

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