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Renaming Airports, Inc. Teesside?

Wed Aug 25, 2004 2:52 am

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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RE: Renaming Airports, Inc. Teesside?

Wed Aug 25, 2004 2:58 am

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
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RE: Renaming Airports, Inc. Teesside?

Wed Aug 25, 2004 3:24 am

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
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RE: Renaming Airports, Inc. Teesside?

Wed Aug 25, 2004 4:34 am

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..
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RE: Renaming Airports, Inc. Teesside?

Wed Aug 25, 2004 4:45 am

but Durham is closer to NCL thea it is to MME!
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RE: Renaming Airports, Inc. Teesside?

Wed Aug 25, 2004 6:11 am

Yes , but Teesside Airport is in County Durham and is closest to Darlington , the largest town in County Durham.
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RE: Renaming Airports, Inc. Teesside?

Wed Aug 25, 2004 7:36 am

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.


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RE: Renaming Airports, Inc. Teesside?

Wed Aug 25, 2004 7:49 am

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
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RE: Renaming Airports, Inc. Teesside?

Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:56 am

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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