Newcastle Airport Information
Newcastle Airport (IATA code NCL) is situated at Woolsington in the City of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Though in Newcastle, the airport itself is actually owned by seven local authorities (51%) and Copenhagen Airport (49%).
The 1960s saw tremendous growth in passenger numbers at the Airport. This was mainly due to British people taking foreign holidays to places such as Spain instead of holidaying within the UK. A new runway was built, along with an apron and a new air traffic control tower. These new additions were opened by the then-Prime Minister, Harold Wilson. In the 1970s, with passenger figures approaching one million per year, the Airport status was changed to Category B, making it a regional international airport.
Airlines using Newcastle Airport include:
- Air France operated by Brit Air
- Air Southwest
- Air Transat
- British Airways
- Brussels Airlines
- Cimber Sterling
- Eastern Airways
- Lufthansa Regional operated by Eurowings
- Thomson Airways
This information was source by Wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newcastle_Airport