Beginning as the Newcastle Aero Club in 1925, the Bristol Airport arrived in 1935 at a cost of £35,000. During the Second World War, the RAF utilized the airport as an auxiliary base. Services from the airport grew in the 1950s offering holiday excursions to the Isle of Man, Channel Islands and other destinations. Extensive growth over the years resulted in creating one of the fastest growing markets in the UK with passenger travel close to 4 million.
Known as code NCL, the airport is centrally located in North East England directly off A1, fifteen minutes from Newcastle. Airlines serviced at the terminals include easyJet, British Airways, Air France and other international carriers. Emirates Airline recently added direct flights to Dubai, a unique service in the region.
New shops, cafes and tourist services make the Newcastle Airport a convenient and desirable travel base. Facilities are family friendly with changing rooms for babies, game rooms for children and food choices for all ages.
Newcastle Airport Parking
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Car parks monitored with high tech CCTV systems are located next to the terminals. Both long stay, short stay and fast track parking is available and a convenient Meet and Greet service offers drop off assistance for travelers. Parking reservations may be booked ahead.
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Several car hire companies offer convenient service from their desks located on the ground floor of the terminal adjacent to domestic arrivals. Reservations may be booked from Europcar, National, Alamo, Hertz or Avis.
Newcastle Airport Hotels
The Newcastle Airport Hotel, slated for a 2010 opening, will offer full scale services including on-site parking, conference rooms, 24-hour room service and quick check-in and check-out capabilities. The convenient location next to the terminal will allow travelers the advantage of a pre-trip of post-trip stay and a chance to relax before the next destination. The 180 room hotel will provide a fitness center, restaurants and luxury rooms and suites.
Additional hotel choices in the Ponteland and Newcastle region include the Premier Inn Newcastle Airport South and the Premier Inn Newcastle Airport. The Britannia Hotel Newcastle Airport is within walking distance of the terminal.
In addition to the original destinations in Scotland and the UK, the Newcastle Airport offers service to a variety of international locations. Flights to major European cities including Paris, Rome, Geneva, Innsbruck and Brussels are serviced as well as smaller cities within France, Italy, Germany and Austria. Eastern European destinations include Bulgaria, Turkey and northern Greece. Flights also take passengers to Oslo and Copenhagen.
Travelers can fly to the North American destinations of Orlando, Florida in the U.S. and Toronto, Canada. Cancun, Mexico and the Dominican Republic are also accessible. To reach Africa, passengers may travel from Newcastle Airport to Egypt.
Other popular local destinations include several destinations in the Canary Islands and also The Greek Island cities including Rhodes, Santorini and Heraklion. International service with direct flights to Dubai may be booked through Emirates Airlines.
Land travel to nearby destinations from the terminal at Newcastle Airport is easily accomplished on the Tyne and Wear Metro system. This heavily used light rail carries over 40 million passengers each year and services Newcastle city centre and Sunderland. Passengers may transfer to other destinations at these stations and trains run approximately every 15 minutes from early morning to late evening. Click here to check rail timetables.
Local buses take travelers from Eldon Square in Newcastle to Ponteland. Airport service on bus route 101 connects to Blyth and Kingston Park. Additional information is available at www.traveline.info.
There are several taxi companies in the Newcastle area that can take you to and from the Airport. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
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