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Newcastle International Airport is your doorway to the city that gave birth to the Industrial Revolution. It became the second-busiest airport in Northern England in 2016, after handling over 4.8 million passengers. Along with commercial flights, the airport is also used for flying instruction. Newcastle International Airport mainly serves the city of Newcastle, the greater Tyneside area, Northumberland, and Wearside.
Newcastle International Airport (IATA code: NCL) serves domestic arrivals and departures and international arrivals and departures. Flights to Newcastle International Airport are provided by international airlines such as South African Airways, British Airways, and Emirates. NCL is a 15-minute drive, or 30-minute train ride, from the Newcastle upon Tyne city centre.
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Newcastle International Airport began operations in the 1970s and has since become the second-largest airport in Northern England and the 11th busiest airport in the United Kingdom.
The airport has one runway and one terminal building that serves both domestic and international departures. The Tyne & Wear Metro is directly connected to the terminal through an indoor walkway.
Newcastle International Airport is also home to the Newcastle Airport Fire Academy, Newcastle Aviation Academy, Great North Air Ambulance, and NPAS Newcastle Helicopter.
Quell your nerves with a locally sourced ale at a beer house, get yourself going for that early morning flight with gourmet coffee, or satisfy your hunger with baguettes and burgers at one of the restaurants. Newcastle International Airport has a wide variety of options to suit every need.
Shops at Newcastle International Airport include clothing stores, accessories boutique, beauty lounge, gadgets and gaming stores, and newsagents.
Services at Newcastle International Airport include foreign exchange, Shop and Collect, concierge, car hire, and special assistance. Duty-free shopping is available. Please be aware of baggage restrictions and allowances at your destination.
Newcastle International Airport has three lounges: British Airways Terraces Lounge, Aspire Lounge, and AspirePlus Lounge.
The British Airways Terraces Lounge offers a stylish oasis to all British Airways full-fare ticket holders. The lounge is equipped with a business centre, drinks and snacks bar, small library, and a television.
The Aspire Lounge offers an elegant sanctuary for all passengers. The lounge is equipped with a quiet zone, charging station, children’s play area, free WiFi, and food and drink facilities.
The AspirePlus Lounge offers a quiet haven for adult passengers. The lounge is equipped with an exclusive Spey Whisky Bar, food and drink facilities, Private SnoozePods, charging facilities, workrooms, and free WiFi.
Some of the facilities at Newcastle International Airport include: ATMs, Changing Places Toilets, prayer room, smoking areas, airport hotels, parenting rooms, and free WiFi.
Accommodation near Newcastle International Airport includes:
Britannia Hotel Newcastle Airport
This comfortable 3-star hotel is conveniently located a few minutes’ walk from the airport. Some of the amenities include a conference space, restaurant and bar, 24-hour front desk, meeting rooms, airport shuttle bus, tour/ticket assistance, and laundry service. The hotel also offers free parking and WiFi.
Newcastle Marriott Hotel Gosforth Park
This extravagant 4-star hotel is a 10-minute drive, or 25-minute train, from Newcastle International Airport. Some of its amenities include an indoor swimming pool, restaurant and bar, business centre, fitness centre, a full-service spa, housekeeping, and garden. Free parking and WiFi in the lobby is available.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newcastle International Airport
This superb hotel and spa offers luxurious accommodation just a few steps from Newcastle International Airport. Amenities include a fitness centre, restaurant and bar, conference centre, laundry service, meeting rooms, self-parking, 24-hour front desk, and daily housekeeping. Free Wi-Fi is also available.
Foreign exchange can be purchased up to 60 days before departure from South Africa, purchased at an exchange bureau at the airport, or ordered online and collected at the airport upon arrival.
There are two Travelex branches at Newcastle International Airport: one before security and one after.
You will need the following in order to collect or purchase foreign currency:
· A valid passport
· Proof of travel arrangements (i.e. flight tickets or accommodation bookings)
· An original identity document (ID)
· Proof of address (i.e. recent utility bill or bank statement)
Newcastle International Airport offers several parking options: drop-and-go, short stay, medium stay, long stay, meet and greet, and fast track. Bookings made in advance offer better rates.
Newcastle International Airport physical address: Woolsington, Newcastle upon Tyne NE13 8BZ, UK
Newcastle International Airport is located approximately 9.3 km northwest of the Newcastle upon Tyne city centre. Several transport options are available to get you to your destination, including car hire, bus, train, metro, bike, metered taxi, and Uber.
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