Found in close proximity to the Woolsington ward of Newcastle upon Tyne (or just Newcastle for short), Newcastle International Airport serves as the primary gateway for visitors looking to fly into its home city, as well as neighbouring regions of Durham, North Yorkshire and Cumbria. Measuring 9.3km north-west of the centre of Newcastle, it is one of the United Kingdom’s top ten busiest airports, enjoying high levels of air and passenger traffic especially from locals looking to venture overseas. Initially inaugurated in 1935, the airport started out as Woolsington Aerodrome and spent its early days serving as a strategic point during World War Two. It has since undergone considerable upgrades including a new runway and a control tower, but also internal overhauls such as the installation of sufficient facilities in a bid to cater to the increasing influx of traffic that a boost in its reputation and size has brought about.
Comprising one main passenger terminal, Newcastle Airport hosts all flight operations from one comprehensive building, although operations are segregated into domestic and international arrivals within the building. Some of the more prominent destinations that Newcastle Airport connects with include Paris, Dubai, Dalaman, and Aberdeen. In terms of airlines serving the Newcastle International Airport, there is a decent selection spreading out over both local and foreign carriers, such as Aer Lingus, British Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines and Emirates. Seasonal flights are also available to many regional cities and islands throughout the year.
Services and Facilities
At Newcastle Airport, rest assured that your kids and infants will be well taken care of given the wide array of entertainment options and convenient amenities available which specifically cater to their needs. Nursing and changing rooms are aplenty throughout the airport premises should ever need a quick nappy change, and shops such as Boots are stocked with the necessary merchandises in case you ever run out of something. Also, restless kids will be tamed upon entering the games room, filled with all sorts of fun and interesting options which will keep everyone occupied for as long as you wish.
On the other hand, business travellers will not feel left out, as Newcastle Airport also caters directly to your needs and demands. The airport is home to a couple of exclusive lounges, promising a quiet oasis away from the ongoing chaos within the airport. Enjoy unlimited flows of refreshment, constant connection to the internet, as well as unrivalled rejuvenation before your next flight out.
Other general amenities include a prayer room open round the clock, endless retail and dining options, Wi-Fi access at various locations around the airport, can rental operators, luggage weighing services, smoking shelters, and currency exchange services.
Airport or nearby transit hotels
Around the airport, passengers can find multiple accommodations should they need a proper rest while in transit at the airport. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in particular, is located just a short walking distance away from the terminal doors. Offering state of the art facilities and luxury rooms packed with basic amenities and much more, passengers will be able to indulge in a good night’s rest here, and be well taken care of by the excellent service offered. Other accommodation options include the Britannia Hotel as well as Novotel located further down away from Newcastle Airport.