Newcastle International Airport bosses expect 10% more passengers to travel this summer

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Newcastle International Airport bosses have issued travel advice as they enter what is expected to be a very busy summer period.

Leaders at the North East’s biggest airport are predicting that around 1.3 million people will pass through Newcastle International during the school summer holidays.

That number is a 10% rise on the amount of passengers through travelled from Newcastle during the same period in 2022.

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Graeme Mason, Chief Sustainability and Communications Officer at Newcastle International Airport, has put the rise in passengers down to an added demand from the North East public to get abroad this summer.

Newcastle International Airport. Photo: Other 3rd Party.Newcastle International Airport. Photo: Other 3rd Party.
Newcastle International Airport. Photo: Other 3rd Party. | Other 3rd Party

He commented: “The main holiday for the North East travelling public has always been really important, I think they are prioritising it.

“People work hard all year and they definitely deserve their holiday.”

As the busy summer period gets in full swing, Graeme also issued some advice to make passing through Newcastle International Airport as easy and as stress free as possible.

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He added: “So between the Scottish and English school holidays, over 1.3 million people will be passing through the airport which is 10% up on last year.

“People will be pleased to hear that Newcastle is an easy airport to get through but we’d urge people to get here in the time that the airline says, they don’t need to get here any earlier.

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“Prepare for security, the rules haven’t changed so if you’re putting liquids in your hand luggage, get the clear plastic bag and the 100ml maximum containers.

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“When you’re approaching security, make sure you get belts off etc., laptops or iPads out of your bag and then you’ll be in good shape.”

Earlier this month, the NewcastleWorld team put together a list of the cheapest last minute holiday destinations from Newcastle International Airport - you can view it by clicking here.

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