Newcastle Airport

Newcastle Airport was  the UK’s 13th busiest airport in 2008. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, it is owned by Copenhagen Airport and seven local authorities. These authorities include Gateshead MBC, Durham County Council, North Tyneside MBC, the City of Newcastle, Northumberland County Council, the City of Sunderland, and South Tyneside MBC.

The airport primarily serves Tyneside, Wearside and Northumberland and as such, it is a direct competitor with the Durham Tees Valley Airport, both vying for passengers as they travel to and from County Durham and Teeside. Also using the airport are passengers from North Yorkshire, Cumbria and the southern part of Scotland.

Newcastle Airport is licensed to allow flights for the transportation of passengers and also for flying instruction.  In a recent survey, the airport was voted as the favourite airport in the north (according to a Wanderlust survey).

Newcastle Airport first opened July 26, 1935, costing about £35,000 to build. At the time, it provided a hangar, clubhouse, fuel garage, workshops and a grass runway.  That’s quite a difference from the modern plans in the works now.

Newcastle recently proposed a plan for the airport that takes it through 2016. These plans include construction of a multi-storey car park, an on-site hotel with nearly 190 rooms, and expanding the freight facilities located at the airport’s south side. Other possibilities beyond that include an extension of the runway, and building a heavy rail link, connecting the airport to the National Rail network.

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