Newcastle Airport (the largest in the North East of England) was opened in 1935 and had a grass runway and used oil soaked rags for lights to help approaching planes. It is now a highly successful regional airport serving the North East, North Yorkshire, Cumbria and Southern Scotland. It has one runway and one terminal.
In 2013 the airport served 4,366,196 passengers flying to 74 destinations, including the airportís only long-haul destination, Dubai. Many of these passengers were taking advantage of low-cost flights with easyJet, which arrived at the airport over 10 years ago bringing budget travel to the North East.
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Newcastle Airport offers a good variety of parking options whether you want to park off-site, on-site or use a Meet and Greet service for one or both legs of the trip. If you want to pay for extras such as Fast Track security passes or car cleaning, this is also widely available. You can expect to pay between £33 and £62 per week (prices valid for April 2014).
Newcastle A1 Airport Parking
This off-site car park is 4.8 miles from the airport, and transfers normally take under 10 minutes. More time should be allowed at peak times. Shuttle buses run on demand 24 hours a day, and keys must be left with the car park operator as they do the parking for you. A1 also offers an indoors package meaning that your car is parked in a fully weather-proof environment (handy for those winter trips), locked away and out of sight for extra security.
Postcode: NE13 7BA
Newcastle Callerton Parking
This off-site car park is only half a mile from the airport and transfers by mini-bus run on demand 24 hours a day. You are welcome to use your own child seat in the minibus, and your invoice will be noted accordingly so that it is brought in the vehicle for your pick-up. Keys have to be left with the car park operator as they will park your car for you. A valet service is also available if you would like to return to a pristine car after your trip. Large vehicles are permitted as long as they fit into one parking space. Failing that, they will be charged as two vehicles. Indoor parking is also available on request.
Postcode: NE13 8BP
Other off-site car parks include Newcastle Park and Fly and Airparks Newcastle.
Newcastle Callerton Meet and Greet
Whether you want a full Meet and Greet service or just one-way (charged at about half the price of the full service) Newcastle Callerton can help. The service operates from the Express Pick Up and Drop Off Car Park area at the airport. Simply phone ahead five to 10 minutes before arriving there (or if you donít mind a short wait, phone when you get there) and you will be met by a chauffeur who will help you unpack your luggage and take your car away to park it. The car will be returned there on your arrival back at Newcastle. Three levels of valet service are available from a quick wash to a full clean inside and out.
Postcode: NE13 8BZ
Other Meet and Greet services include LPC Meet and Greet Newcastle, Newcastle A1 Parking Meet and Greet, Newcastle Meet and Greet, Newcastle On Airport Meet and Greet.
Fast Track Parking
If you want a really speedy start to your holiday, then parking a one-minute walk from the terminal and in addition getting a pass for Fast Track Security couldnít be better. This official car park is directly outside the terminal, and having been awarded the Park Mark it offers a secure environment for your vehicle.
Postcode: NE13 8BZ
Newcastle On Airport Short Stay Parking
Another on-site parking option, this short-term car park is within walking distance of the terminal building. It is possible either just to turn up and pay or to pre-book your space. If your holiday happens to span a Friday to a Monday (or any part of the long weekend) you can book a Short Stay Weekender at a special rate.
Postcode: NE13 8BZ
On-site parking is also available at the On Airport Long Stay Parking.
Other Services at Newcastle Airport
This Newcastle Airport Guide
provides detailed overview of airport facilities, departures, arrivals, taxis, car hire, and shopping outlets.