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.
In 2013 the airport served 4,366,196 passengers 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.