Last weekend members of Friends of Durham Tees Valley Airport assisted with the annual pilgrimage flights to Lourdes by members of the Catholic Church.
Around 350 people were booked to travel to Tarbes-Lourdes Airport from Durham Tees Valley on the morning of Friday 27th May, with two AlbaStar Boeing 737s chartered to fly them.
Members of FoDTVA attended the check-in area prior to both flights, helping passengers process through security and offering assistance with wheelchairs etc.
We were pleased to help out, and hopefully played a part in speeding up security processing and boarding.
Students from Middlesbrough College’s Aviation course were also helping out as part of their studies, and they were happy to pose with Vera, our mascot, once the day’s jobs were done!