Known as the North of England's second busiest airport, Newcastle Airport sees around 5 million passengers boarding their planes every year and offers an exclusive chance to fly over this instantly recognisable corner of North East England. Newcastle International Airport is located approximately 7.7 miles northwest of Newcastle City Centre and is close to the A1 motorway, making it easily accessible by bus, car or taxi.
The airport has many historical memories to share, with a history dating back to the 1920s. In the 1920s, Newcastle Aero Club was founded in 1925, with their home being an airfield in Cramlington, just to the north of Newcastle. Newcastle Airport opened 10 years later in Woolsington, meaning the Aero Club had to relocate to its current site. In 1935, Newcastle Airport was opened on 26 July by the Secretary of State for Air, Sir Phillip Cunliffe-Lister. The build cost £35,000 and included a grass runway, clubhouse, hanger and workshops.
Fast forward 20 years to the 1940's, the airport was rebranded as an auxiliary wartime base for the RAF during the Second World War. 10 years later, Huntingdon Air Transport commerced flying from Newcastle to Bovingdon in London, which later encouraged further routes and locations to be introduced to countries such as Ireland (Dublin) and Amsterdam. The 1950s saw the introduction of package holidays with beautiful trips to places such as the Isle of Man, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands, all of which were available from Newcastle Airport.
Why not treat a special someone or yourself to one of our Flying Experience Packages from this location? This opportunity opens the doors to multiple thrilling experiences, including themed Helicopter Tours which take you over iconic landmarks such as The Angel of the North or for those who enjoy a bit of footie, enjoy the view of the beloved Toon Army, St James Park, from thousands of feet up in the air!