Ryanair launches new routes from Newcastle Airport

Ryanair have recently announced 5 new routes from Newcastle International Airport as part of their winter schedule. As of November 3rd, the new routes now available throughout the working week will include flights to destinations such as Wroclaw (on Sunday), Gdansk (on Monday), Tenerife and Warsaw taking off on Tuesday and finally, Lanzarote (Wednesday).. Alongside this announcement, it has also been revealed that a new direct route to Berlin has also been opened at Newcastle Airport. Continue reading…


Newcastle Airport targets Cumbrian flyers and new airport redevelopment

Newcastle International airport has the opportunity to attract many more passengers from Cumbria as they plan to expand their flight plans. This follows the Newcastle International Airport’s finished revamp of the departure lounge and now offers direct flights to 74 destinations. In 2014 the airport saw 4% of the overall 4.6 million passengers, originate from Cumbria. In terms of the future, 2016’s passenger numbers are looking to rise to 4.9 million. This is hoping to be supported by the airports new redevelopment with cafes, restaurants, bar areas and new shops. Continue reading…


Exciting times ahead for Newcastle Airport

Exciting times lie ahead for Newcastle Airport in this the year of its 80th anniversary: new routes for travellers living in the North-East of England (and indeed the Scottish Borders) and a £14 million investment in the airport’s departure lounge, guaranteeing a pleasurable passenger experience.

On the 23rd of May this year, United Airlines will start operating their Newcastle to New York (Newark) route which will not only give passengers easy access to the Big Apple itself but will also provide an excellent hub for connections to other parts of North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean. So far onward flights to Florida and Las Vegas have proved particularly popular for passengers booking the new route from Newcastle. Continue reading…


Jet2 unveils ‘recession busting’ breaks

Jet2
is continuing to expand its operations in the UK this week, by releasing five new routes for sale at Newcastle Airport. The “recession busting breaks”, to quote the carrier’s official website, will take off in summer 2012.

Ian Doubtfire, director at Jet2, must be tired of hearing the sound of his own voice. The airline boss has provided commentary for almost all of Jet2’s recent press releases, which number fifteen for the month of June. Mr. Doubtfire, once again, was on hand to talk about Jet2’s expansion at Newcastle, noting that travellers who wished to escape the “hype surrounding Euro 2012” would find a holiday to suit their tastes at the Woolsington hub. Continue reading…


Ash cloud swept away from UK

Grimsvotn, a volcano in southeast Iceland, is the second volcano in as many years to create chaos in the European aviation industry, following on from the antics of Eyjafjallajokull in 2010. Grimsvotn, believed to be the most active of all the volcanoes in Iceland, caused more than 500 flight cancellations in Germany, Scotland, and Northern England, between May 23 and 25 2011. Continue reading…


Newcastle Airport could be sold

Newcastle Airport faces an uncertain future, after a national newspaper revealed that the hub’s majority shareholders are desperate to sell their stake in the Woolsington hub.

Ownership of Newcastle Airport is split between two companies, namely, LA7, with 51%, and Copenhagen Airport, with 49%. The former is a consortium of seven local authorities in the northeast, including the councils of Newcastle, Gateshead, and Sunderland, while the latter is, as its name suggests, a Danish airport. Continue reading…