Newcastle Airport is the eleventh busiest airport in the UK. Over 4 million passengers passed through in 2011. The airport is an important UK departure point for low-cost airline Jet2.com. You will also find a wide choice of routes with EasyJet. There is a good choice of domestic flights with Flybe. The summer season sees a huge increase in flights, with tour operators Thomson and Thomas Cook operating dozens of routes to the popular beach holiday regions of Europe and beyond. 2012 saw around 20 airlines flying to about 80 different destinations.
A comprehensive choice of destinations includes many of the key holiday airports in Cyprus, Malta, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Portugal and Italy. Newcastle has an especially wide choice of routes to Spain and Greece. A strong presence from EasyJet and Jet2.com ensures an excellent choice of European city destinations. Flights head for 8 different airports in Italy alone. Poland is exceptionally well served. Seasonal winter flights head for key ski holiday airports in Switzerland, Austria and France. Newcastle also offers flights to Jersey, the Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and domestic airports in the Midlands and the south of England.
Main flight operators from Newcastle:
•Flybe • Thomas Cook
Top international destinations (passenger numbers) in 2011:
• Palma de Mallorca
• Paris • Tenerife
Top domestic destinations (passenger numbers) in 2011:
• London Heathrow
• London Gatwick
Find live flight information at http://www.newcastleairport.com/