About Newcastle Airport
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.
The airport regularly serves over 5 million passengers each year, flying to 74 destinations, including the airport’s 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.