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Airport reveals passenger boost
Durham Tees Valley Airport has reported the busiest month in its history.

The County Durham-based airport controversially changed its name from Teesside International last year.

But airport bosses say the name change has not dented passenger numbers, with 105,000 passing through its doors during August - a 16% annual increase.

The big jump in passenger numbers is attributed to new scheduled services by low fares airline bmibaby, which saw a record month of over 23,000 passengers.

Traditional summer holidays saw a 10% increase during August compared to the same period last year.

Mark Clarkson, business development manager at the airport said: "2005 is proving to be our busiest year ever and we are working hard to continue this impressive growth over the coming months."

The airport says it is to unveil new services to the Costa Dorada area of Spain and to Turkey and Bulgaria later in the year.

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