Teesside International Airport has recently rebranded from Durham Tees Valley Airport, after the airport was brought under public ownership in January 2019.
The £40million deal was spearheaded by Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, and alongside airport operator Stobart Aviation, flights to Mallorca, Amsterdam, Bulgaria, Jersey and Aberdeen have been confirmed with more destinations to come.
Following the public ownership takeover, the airport was ‘given its name back’ as it reverted to Teesside International Airport in July 2019. This prompted the creation of new branding, which was inspired by Roseberry Topping, with the logo featuring the airport’s original blue and green colours and the local landmark incorporated with a tail fin.
Next up, the airport needed a brand new website..
Following the change in ownership and subsequent rebrand, Teesside International Airport needed a new website to fall in line with the new name and new look – and quickly!
On winning the tender, the team at Hush were briefed to produce a fresh, modern and easy to use website, that is highly intuitive and navigable with an adaptive design interface that works seamlessly across a wide range of devices. The site structure needed to be simple and uncluttered, allowing a user to find the area of interest in as few clicks as possible.
It was also vital that the new site included a range of important features and functionality, including facilities for car parking, flight information, airport facilities, destination information, getting to and from the airport and premium lounge and executive facilities information.
A key element of the website brief was turnaround time as it was key to get the new site live as soon as possible following the unveiling of the new name and branding, so Hush were required to deliver the new website within the month.
Hush delivered a clean and sleek new website for Teesside International Airport in record time.
The new website features the new branding and colour scheme throughout, a simple and succinct navigation structure, a large sliding banner area showcasing various destinations, and eye-catching quick links to key site features including live departures and arrivals, flight bookings and airport parking information.
The homepage is clean and uncluttered, with a live departures board and key tabs for destinations, facilities at the airport, getting to and from the airport and onward connections, as well as a top destinations feed. A ‘sticky menu’ that constantly follows a user as they browse different pages on the site allows for quick and easy navigation from page to page, and seamlessly integrated facilities for flight bookings allow a user to navigate away from the site to the appropriate booking facilities.
The site is completely responsive to reformat fluidly on various desktop, tablet and mobile devices, offering a user a sleek and enjoyable experience regardless of what platform they are viewing on. In terms of back-end functionality, the site is powered by a WordPress CMS, tailored exactly to the airport’s requirements to allows for quick and easy website updates.
“In these days of digital connectivity, an easy-to-use, on-brand website is worth its weight in gold. This may very well be the first impression that many people across the world get of our new Teesside International Airport or, in fact, our whole region. In our ambitions to put local businesses first, Darlington-based Hush Digital is another company that is benefitting from the airport being brought back into public ownership, for the good of our residents and firms.”
– Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor
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