Serving the city of Newcastle upon Tyne in England is the Newcastle International Airport, located near the Woolsington area, five nautical miles (9.3 kilometres; 5.8 miles) northwest of the city centre. This public airport is owned by Newcastle Airport Local Authority Holding Company Ltd and AMP Capital, and is operated by Newcastle International Airport Ltd. It has an elevation of 266 feet or 81 metres, and has an asphalt paved runway designated 07/25, measuring 7,641 feet or 2,329 metres long. Newcastle International Airport has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence that enables it to allow flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction.
Where to go
Destinations within England and the United Kingdom that Newcastle International Airport serve include London, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cardiff, Belfast, Bristol, Exeter, and Southampton. From Newcastle upon Tyne’s Newcastle International Airport, get to London via the London Heathrow Airport, the busiest airport in the United Kingdom, as well as in Europe in terms of passenger traffic. The capital city of England and the United Kingdom, London is a leading global city that is a major hub for the arts, entertainment, fashion, media, tourism, and transport, among others. London is also a world cultural capital as well as the most visited city in the world, as measured by international arrivals. The four World Heritage Sites in London that tourists must not miss are the Tower of London, Kew Gardens, the historic settlement of Greenwich, and the complex encompassing the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret’s Church. Other world-renowned sites in London also include the Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and The Shard. The city also has an abundance of museums, galleries, libraries, and other cultural establishments.
From Newcastle International Airport, short-haul flights to nearby European, African, and Asian cities include destinations such as Cork, Dublin, Paris, Malta, Burgas, Varna, Brussels, Stavanger, Alicante, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Faro, Geneva, Malaga, Dusseldorf, Heraklion, Krakow, Prague, Copenhagen, Sharm el-Sheikh, Antalya, and Larnaca. Cork city in the Republic of Ireland was designated as the European Capital of Culture in 2005. Vibrant and diverse, the city is a melting pot of cultures, with many multi-cultural restaurants and shops including specialist shops for East European food, Chinese and Thai restaurants, French patisseries, Indian buffets, and Middle Eastern kebab houses.
Long-haul flights available from Newcastle International Airport include destinations such as Dubai, Newark, Barbados, and Cancun. Dubai International Airport is the busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic. The city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is a global city that is notable for its skyscrapers and high-rise buildings. The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, can be found in Dubai. The main attractions in Dubai are concentrated on shopping (the city is referred to as the “shopping capital of the Middle East”) and ancient and modern structures.
How to get out
With flight connections to domestic and short- and long-haul international destinations, Newcastle International Airport is the second largest airport in the North of England, next to Manchester Airport. Newcastle International Airport is served by Air Lingus Regional (operated by Stobart Air), Air France (operated by CityJet), Air Malta, BH Air, BMI Regional, British Airways, Citywing (operated by Van Air Europe), Eastern Airways, easyJet, Emirates, Flybe, Germanwings (operated by Eurowings), Jet2.com, KLM (operated by KLM Cityhopper), Pegasus Airlines, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, United Airlines, and Wideroe.
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