United Airlines is set to add a seventh airport to its UK network this summer with the launch of seasonal nonstop service between Newcastle and its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport. With up to 17 departures per day from London/Heathrow to six of its US hubs and nonstop trans-Atlantic flights from Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle, United’s network coverage of the UK is unequalled.
Small airports across the UK are blaming Air Passenger Duty for the huge slump in passenger numbers. Traffic in some regional airports has fallen by as much as 70 percent over the past four years, according to new figures from the Civil Aviation Authority.
A passenger plane has overshot its landing at Newcastle Airport as arctic conditions continue to sweep across the United Kingdom. Nobody was injured following the incident, which occurred at 21:00 GMT on Thursday evening.
Newcastle International Airport is deploying SITA’s common-use self-service (CUSS) kiosks, allowing passengers flying with several airlines to check-in quickly and easily.