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Newcastle Airport Parking

You can save a great deal on parking at Newcastle Airport by pre-booking with Purple Parking. We can arrange on-airport and off-airport parking at a reasonable and competitive price with our parking partners Newcastle International Airport Parking, Airparks and Newcastle Airparks Long Term Value.

Newcastle International Airport’s secure car park is located within a short walking distance of the terminal. Airparks and Airparks Long Term Value are located just 1 mile away. They provide a Park & Ride service which offers secure parking and frequent courtesy transfers to and from the airport which take about 5 minutes.

Newcastle Airport is located 6 miles north west of Newcastle city centre. The airport is easily accessible by car and can be found on the A696.

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Parking Services at Newcastle Airport

At Newcastle Airport, Purple Parking offers Park and Ride services operated by:

With Park & Ride, simply drive yourself to your chosen car park which will be located either at the airport or very close by. Some of the car parks we offer at Newcastle are actually within walking distance of the terminal. Once you have checked in, either take the short walk to the terminal or load your luggage on to the courtesy transfer bus, then sit back and relax whilst you are driven the short distance to the airport terminal. On your return, either walk back to the car park or the courtesy bus will take you straight back to the car park and your car which will be ready for you to collect.

Facilities at Newcastle Airport

Newcastle International Airport offers a wide range of facilities for both business and the leisure travellers. For example, the Cheviot Executive Lounge is one of the premium lounges within the airport and is located in the departure lounge after Security. It is ideal for business travellers as it offers both internet and fax facilities, as well as the opportunity to find some peace and quiet and bookings can be made in advance. Also there is the Internet Lounge, which is located in the new departure lounge and offers a relaxing environment to log on, surf and communicate, including wireless broadband for laptop users. Newcastle International Airport has made a commitment to ensure that those customers with special assistance requirements are catered for in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act. Every effort is make to ensure that it is as easy as possible to transit through the airport for both arriving and department passengers. Newcastle international Airport does not have its own train station but it is on the city's Metro line, putting it just half an hour from the city train station and the metro services are frequent. In addition there are regular bus services from Newcastle city centre, the Metro Centre in Gateshead and Blyth, to the airport terminal or alternatively, National Express runs services runs services from all over the country into Newcastle city centre.

About Newcastle Airport

Newcastle Airport is the ninth largest airport in the United Kingdom and in the last year handled approximately 5.19 million passengers.

  • The CAA recently named Newcastle as the fastest growing regional airport in the UK.
  • Copenhagen Airport is the principal shareholder in the airport with 49% and the other 51% is owned by seven local authorities.
  • Newcastle Airport lies in the heart of the North-East of England. With the A1 being the principal north south road, by-passing the city centre and leading directly to the airport, Newcastle International is one of the most accessible regional airports.

The History of Newcastle Airport

The airport was opened on 26th July 1935 by the Secretary of State of Air, Sir Phillip Cunliffe-Lister and all told, including a clubhouse, hangar, workshops, fuel, garage and grass runway it cost a total of £35,000 to build.

During the Second World War the main airport in the region was situated at Cramlington in Northumberland but after the war was over, the decision was made to focus development on the present airport site. Consequently, in the early 1950s, Jim Denyer, who was an ex-RAF fighter pilot was appointed as Airport Manager and as Newcastle Airport began to be used for package holidays, its annual passenger numbers were boosted to over 5,000 within a few years. At this point destinations included the Isle of Man, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.

Due to the dramatic increase in the package holiday market in the 1960s, Newcastle was forced to make further improvements in order to cope with the every higher demand for air travel. By the end of the decade therefore, the airport had a new runway, apron and control tower and these new additions were opened by the then-Prime Minister, Harold Wilson.

Passenger figures reached 700,000 by the 1970s and in 1978 the Government designated Newcastle International Category B status which meant that it became a regional international airport. By the end of the 1970s US flights were passing through Newcastle, including jumbo jets.

Still expanding to cope with demand, in the 1980s an £8 million development was instigated to provide improved check-ins, lounges, catering and duty free facilities. During this decade, passenger numbers continued to increase until Newcastle was handling around 1.24 million people a year.

During the following decade the extended and improved terminal building was completed and was officially opened in 1994 by the Princess Royal. Passenger numbers were still growing and actually reached a record breaking 1.67 million in the 1990s.

In 2000 a new £27 million extension was opened by Prime Minister Tony Blair and the first low cost airline arrived at the airport, with Go-Fly commencing a service to London Stansted and in March 2003, easyJet came to Newcastle.

Since then further extensions and renovations have taken place, which means that the airport is more than able to accommodate the 5 million passengers per year that now pass through its gates. With a new route added to the departure board every month on average, the number of destinations served from Newcastle continues to grow and now stands at 86 and there are still further plans for development in the pipeline.