Newcastle International has launched its ambitious vision for the future with the unveiling of Masterplan 2035. The north-east’s largest airport has also commenced a consultation aimed at getting the views of the public and stakeholders.
Newcastle International has celebrated the start of summer with the launch of six new flights to four great destinations – Enfidha in Tunisia, Bodrum in Turkey, Dubrovnik in Croatia and Halkidiki in Greece.
Newcastle International Airport is continuing to celebrate record numbers after welcoming its five millionth passenger for 2017 earlier. It is the first time the airport has reached the milestone since 2008.
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.