Newcastle Airport (airport code NCL) lies roughly six miles from Newcastle upon Tyne city centre and is the UK's tenth largest airport. The airport serves more than just the city of Newcastle, however, as evidenced by the airport being owned primarily by seven local authorities - including the Durham City Council, Northumberland City Council and City of Sunderland.
The list of cities served from Newcastle covers all major points throughout Europe, and in September 2007 Emirates Airline will begin scheduled long haul flights directly to Dubai as well. Area passengers interested in destinations further away will have more choices as a result, with connections to Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and China being offered. These changes will no doubt result in increased passenger traffic at Newcastle Airport, so there are expansion plans on the table which would work in phases through the year 2016 or beyond.
For a more complete look at where you get go from Newcastle's airport, see the destination map on this page. A list of all the airlines serving Newcastle is here. The airlines which fly to the most destinations from Newcastle are easyJet, Jet2.com, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomsonfly, XL Airways and MyTravel Airways.
Reaching the airport from either Newcastle or Sunderland city centres is very easy with the Tyne and Wear Metro light rail service. The journey should take just over 20 minutes and 50 minutes, respectively. Stagecoach offers bus service between the airport and the city centre as well, and if you prefer to drive you will find the airport off the A1 on the A696. You can further explore your transport choices by following the links on this page.
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