Newcastle Airport is located in Woolsington in Newcastle upon Tyne which is 5.8 miles north-west of Newcastle city centre.
The airport is 51% owned by local authorities and 49% owned by Copenhagen Airport.
Newcastle Airport mainly serves Northumberland, Tyneside and Wearside.
Newcastle Airport is the eleventh busiest airport in the UK and the third busiest airport in the north of England after Manchester Airport, and Liverpool Airport.
Newcastle Airport - Wikimedia Commons
These two flight trackers above from www.flightradar24.com and www.heathrow-london.co.uk/airport display the current position of aircraft over the UK with details of the type of aircraft, airline, flight number, registration, route, destination, altitude, and speed.
The Google map on the right shows an aerial view of the Airport and road map.
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|Radar ||118.500, 122.525|
|ATIS ||118.375, 114.250|
Woolsington Airport was opened in 1935.
During World War II the main airport in the region was located at Cramlington but after the war it was decided to develop Woolsington Airport. In the 1950s, ex-RAF fighter pilot Jim Denyer was appointed Airport Manager and destinations included Jersey and the isle of Wight.
During the 1960s there was a major increase in traffic due to foreign holidays becoming cheap and popular with destinations such as Spain. A new runway was built with an apron, and air traffic control tower.
In the 1970s it became a regional international airport and later rebranded as Newcastle Airport. The 1980s saw further investment in check-in, catering, and duty-free shops. In 1991, the Airport Metro station was opened which connected the airport with Newcastle and later with Sunderland using the Tyne and Wear Metro system. In 2000, a new extension was built.
Copenhagen Airports aquired a 49% stake in the airport in 2001. In 2004 the Departure Terminal was extended and refurbished which included new shops, cafes, and seating. In 2007 a new Air Traffic Control Tower was completed and situated on the north side of the airfield.
The south-side of the airport is used for freight, mail, and corporate flights. It is planned to expand the south-side area with maintenance facilities, new hangar, and apron areas. The Newcastle Aviation Academy is also located in this area. The main aim of the Academy, which is an off-site university campus, is to supply the aircraft industry with more trained engineers.
Getting to Newcastle Airport
Newcastle International Airport lies in the heart of the North East and is an extremely accessible regional airport. As the A1 is a principal north/south road, it bypasses the city centre and leads directly to the airport. The Sat Nav postcode is NE13 8BZ.
Newcastle International Airport is well connected to the North East rail network by the Metro service. There is a direct link from the airport to Newcastle Central Station, taking less than 30 minutes.
For bus times and fare information then visit www.traveline.info or Newcastle Buses.
Airport Taxis, are the official taxi service for Newcastle International Airport, and are a reliable and efficient service operating direct from Newcastle International.
All Newcastle Airport car parks are conveniently located next to the airport terminal building. More information on car parking can be found on the official website.
Local hotels for Newcastle Airport.