Newcastle Airport queues: Exact number of minutes it takes 99% of passengers to pass security

These figures will put the minds of half-term holidaymakers travelling through Newcastle Airport at east

It's holiday season on Tyneside as Geordies and their families flock to Newcastle Aiport for a half-term getaway.

Airports across the UK have seen a huge upturn in passenger footfall over the weekend with many Brits jetting off abroad for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

Some UK locations including Birmingham Airport and Manchester Airport have seen lengthy delays as queues grew long with operators sighting a lack of staff and passengers not complying with baggage rules as reasons for the situation.

At Newcastle Airport, the number of passengers experiencing delays is much fewer.

For the most part, travellers are sharing excitement to be flying again from family holidays to hen dos and couple getaways.

Responding to passenger questions online, Newcastle Airport confirmed the average amount of time it takes for 99% of passengers to pass through security at the site.

Newcastle Airport is preparing to enjoy one of its busiest periods of the year

This year to date, 99% of travellers have passed through the airport's security in six minutes or less.

In a Tweet, Newcastle Airport added: "We recommend passengers continue to follow advice from their airline as to when their check-in will open prior to departure."

Speaking on preparations for a busy half-term at the airport, Leon McQuaid, Director of Aviation Development said: “Everyone here at Newcastle International Airport is preparing for the busiest half-term we’ve seen in a number of years, with over 160,000 passengers expected to travel to a choice of over 80 direct destinations and 100s more via our hub network.

“So far this summer, we have welcomed 12 new routes from Ryanair, including Milan, Riga, Zadar and Chania, a huge range of holiday destinations from Jet2.com and TUI and an abundance of choice thanks to all of our 16 airline partners.

“Having recently celebrated our one million passenger milestone for 2022, with most of these passengers travelling through airport security within six minutes, we look forward to welcoming even more passengers back to the North East’s largest airport.”