easyJet resumes flights and holidays to Palma from Newcastle

easyJet and easyJet holidays has announced the launch of flights and holidays from Newcastle to Palma de Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, providing options for much-needed holidays next year summer.

Flights to Palma are scheduled to take-off from May 2, 2022 operating up to five times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, throughout the summer season.

Flights are available to book from today on easyJet.com, with fares from Newcastle to Palma de Mallorca from £22.99 for flights and £290 per person for seven-night package holidays. All easyJet holidays include flights, accommodation, 23kg of hold luggage and transfers on beach breaks.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: ‘We’re delighted to be able to operate from Newcastle to Palma once again for next summer, with convenient and affordable connections to one of our customers’ favourite beach destinations in the Balearics. We remain committed to strengthening our unrivalled short-haul network and providing more affordable and easy connections to our customers across the north east by offering low fares and more choice when they travel.’

Leon McQuaid, Director of Aviation Development, said: ‘We are delighted to see the return of international flights with easyJet at Newcastle International Airport – a fantastic step forward and a vote of confidence from the airline in the Airport and the region as we move into 2022. The new five-weekly summer service to Palma will provide even more choice for our passengers to one of the region’s favourite sunshine destinations.

‘From family friendly accommodation to chic boutique hotels, Majorca makes the perfect summer holiday or short trip getaway. With around 300 days of sunshine each year the island is also one of the world’s most popular cycling destinations.’

KLM increases flights between Amsterdam and Newcastle International Airport

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has said that it will increase services between Amsterdam and Newcastle International Airport to up to four flights daily, a total of up to 28 flights weekly.

The additional flights will offer even more choice to passengers from across the region to connect onwards to Air France and KLM’s significant global network.

Leon McQuaid, Head of Aviation Development at Newcastle International Airport, said: ‘KLM is a very important and long-standing airline partner of ours, and we welcome the confidence the airline has shown by further investing in the region.

‘As we move from 2021 and into 2022, the added capacity to the schedule will not only improve the region’s connectivity to Amsterdam but also throughout the world thanks to KLM’s wider global network.

‘KLM’s investment at Newcastle International Airport allows even more choice for people to reconnect this Christmas, and we look forward to welcoming more passengers back to the airport.’

Fahmi Mahjoub, Air France & KLM General Manager (UK & Ireland), said: ‘With the addition of the extra service, KLM is pushing its commitment to passengers in Newcastle and the rest of the region even further. While the aviation industry has had to adapt to challenges faced over the past 20 months and we continue to monitor the situation, we are pleased to be in a position where we can increase the number of flights we are offering.

‘With our flexible booking policy, allowing customers to change their flights or obtain a full refund at any time before departure, travellers can feel confident booking with KLM. As we approach the festive season, the additional service gives even more options for our customers to travel and reunite with their loved ones.’

KLM offers flexible rebooking policies allowing passengers the option to rebook from 48 hours before the departure time up until the original time of departure.

KLM is part of the Air France-KLM Group, one of Europe’s largest airline groups.

Vueling launches new route between Newcastle International Airport and Paris Orly

Vueling, an International Airlines Group (IAG) member airline, has announced the launch of its first flight from Newcastle International Airport to the French capital Paris.

The low fares airline announced the route at the beginning of October, and will operate flights twice-weekly between Newcastle and Paris Orly from now until the end of March 2022. Flights depart from Newcastle International Airport at 08:15, arriving in Paris Orly at 11:00. On return, flights depart from Paris Orly at 06:55 arriving back at Newcastle International Airport at 07:30.

With fares starting from £30.99 one way, and operating every Thursday and Sunday, the route provides an additional budget service to the French capital from the North East. The tickets are available to book at www.vueling.com.

Charlotte Dumesnil – Director of Sales, Distribution and Alliances, said: ‘We are delighted to announce Vueling’s first flight between Newcastle International Airport and Paris Orly today. Vueling’s goal is to keep on contributing with the tourism industry, and the choice to add new routes between the UK and France goes precisely in this direction.

‘The desire to travel is still present and we are prepared to offer our customers new popular destinations, for both holidaymakers and business passengers, as well as great value fares for all types of travellers’.

Leon McQuaid, Head of Aviation Development at Newcastle International Airport, stated: ‘The start of Vueling’s flights to Paris today further enhances the region’s connectivity and adds even more flights to this major European city from the Airport.

‘A city break to Paris should be on everyone’s bucket list and with flights every Thursday and Sunday, Vueling’s schedule lends itself for passengers wishing to enjoy a long weekend in this stunning French city.’

Emirates resumes flights from Newcastle

Emirates has said that it has resumed its Newcastle service, reconnecting people and businesses in the North East with its growing global network.

The Newcastle service follows the restart of operations to London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow over recent months as international travel resumed. The Newcastle service will operate four-times weekly and takes Emirates’ total UK weekly flights to 77.

The new Newcastle service is being served by a Boeing 777-300ER widebody aircraft, offering passengers a choice between First, Business Class and Economy cabins. The airport has announced the resumption of chauffeur services to and from Emirates’ Newcastle hub.

Richard Jewsbury, Divisional Vice President at Emirates UK commented, ‘We’re extremely pleased to see flights returning to and from Newcastle, responding to an increase in bookings across the UK since international travel was made far simpler. In over 10 years of operations, millions of people from the North East and beyond have enjoyed our unrivalled travel experience, and we look forward to welcoming more passengers back on board soon.’

Nick Jones, CEO of Newcastle International Airport, said: ‘Today marks a very important milestone in the recovery of the Airport and of international travel from the region. Emirates has operated flights from Newcastle International Airport since 2007, providing vital connectivity to Dubai and beyond for passengers travelling for business, leisure or to visit friends and family. The route has also carried billions of pounds worth of cargo into and out of the region – supporting businesses right across the North.

Dubai is one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations and we are delighted that the return of the route today, with a new evening departure time, will provide another option for those looking for a well-deserved winter sun getaway from Newcastle.’

Emirates currently offers a six times daily A380 London Heathrow service, double daily A380 flights to Manchester, a ten-weekly service to Birmingham, a daily service to Glasgow, and a four-weekly service to Newcastle. By December, Emirates will offer a total of 84 UK weekly flights 84, as daily services return to London Gatwick Airport.

The increase in operations will make it easier for UK customers to access Emirates’ growing global network of 120 destinations – close to 90 percent of Emirates’ pre-pandemic network.

Eastern Airways resumes flights to Aberdeen from Newcastle

Eastern Airways has resumed flights between Newcastle International Airport and Aberdeen Airport, offering connectivity for businesses in both the North East of England and Scotland, as well as other passengers looking to travel to Aberdeenshire or the Highlands.

The resumed schedule will see flights operating six days a week and give passengers a convenient way of travelling to the Scottish port city from the North East of England in under one hour.

Flights are on sale now from £84.99 one-way including a 15-kg hold bag at www.easternairways.com or with your local travel agent.

Roger Hage, General Manager, Eastern Airways, said: ‘We have served the North-East of England to Aberdeen for twenty years now and we welcome the return to our Newcastle base, restoring the North-East Scotland connection.

‘As passenger confidence and energy related activity increases, we want to ensure the right services are being offered. Eastern Airways is all about supporting the regions of the UK, connecting people and places. Ensuring the North-East’s main hub airport of Newcastle is connected to Aberdeen is part of our wider return adding further services at hubs we already serve and a crucial part of increasing connectivity and aiding economic recovery.’

Richard Knight, Chief Operating Officer at Newcastle International Airport said: ‘The connection between Newcastle and Aberdeen is vital for the region’s economy and many businesses that operate in the offshore sector.

‘September marks twenty years since Eastern Airways began operating flights between the North East’s largest Airport and the city of Aberdeen. We are delighted that the airline has chosen to resume this important route which will benefit many businesses as they begin the road to recovery from the pandemic.

‘The airline has a number of robust safety measures in place, and along with our own Ten Point Plan we hope this will give passengers confidence that they will be safe when travelling.’

Mark Beveridge, Operations Director at Aberdeen International Airport, said: ‘It is great to see Eastern Airways return to Aberdeen International Airport with its Newcastle service.

‘This route will be warmly welcomed by our passengers and adds to the routes that strengthen our connectivity in the north-east of Scotland. Bringing business back to the region with safe travel is a key priority but there remains a long road ahead for aviation in the UK and the thousands of people employed within our industry.’

Eastern Airways resumes flights to Aberdeen from Newcastle International Airport

Eastern Airways has said that it will resume flights between Newcastle International Airport and Aberdeen Airport from September 6, 2021.

The service provides the vital connectivity for many businesses in the North East of England and Scotland, as well as passengers looking to travel to Aberdeenshire or the Highlands on holiday or to visit friends and family.

The resumed schedule will see flights operating six days a week. Passengers flying with Eastern Airways can benefit from check-in up to 30 minutes prior to departure and one item of free hold baggage. Flights are on sale now from £84.99 one-way including a 15-kg hold bag at www.easternairways.com.

Roger Hage, General Manager, Eastern Airways, said: ‘We have served the North-East of England to Aberdeen for twenty years now and we welcome the return to our Newcastle base, restoring the North-East Scotland connection.

‘As passenger confidence and energy related activity increases, we want to ensure the right services are being offered. Eastern Airways is all about supporting the regions of the UK, connecting people and places. Ensuring the North-East’s main hub airport of Newcastle is connected to Aberdeen is part of our wider return adding further services at hubs we already serve and a crucial part of increasing connectivity and aiding economic recovery.’

Richard Knight, Chief Operating Officer at Newcastle International Airport said: ‘The connection between Newcastle and Aberdeen is vital for the region’s economy and many businesses that operate in the offshore sector.

‘This September marks twenty years since Eastern Airways began operating flights between the North East’s largest Airport and the city of Aberdeen. We are delighted that the airline has chosen to resume this important route which will benefit many businesses as they begin the road to recovery from the pandemic.

‘The airline has a number of robust safety measures in place, and along with our own Ten Point Plan we hope this will give passengers confidence that they will be safe when travelling.’

Newcastle International Airport announces return of Vueling with new flights to Barcelona

Newcastle International Airport has announced the return of Vueling, Spain’s leading low cost airline, to the region with twice weekly flights to Barcelona.

A popular choice for North East holiday makers, Barcelona is one of Spain’s most cosmopolitan destinations and offers holidaymakers an impressive mix of art, architecture and beaches. With temperatures in the early 20s in October, the route also provides a new winter sun destination from the region.

Vueling, which is part of the IAG Group, has announced the decision to begin operating the new route from Newcastle International Airport in April, with fares from £21.99 one way throughout July to October. The flight time between Newcastle and Barcelona is just over two and a half hours, and with flights operating every Wednesday and Sunday.

Leon McQuaid, Head of Aviation Development at Newcastle International Airport said: ‘It was fantastic to see Vueling at the Airport this weekend and to see the return of direct services to Barcelona. There has been an excellent response from the North East public for the new route and I am sure as international travel recovers this will only get stronger.

‘Barcelona is one of the world’s best city break destinations and a route that our passengers have been asking to be reinstated. The confidence Vueling has shown in the region during such a difficult time is tremendous, part of the IAG Group they are an award-winning airline serving over 100 destinations across Europe and worldwide. As international travel recovers we look forward to developing a long standing relationship with the team.’

Newcastle International Airport announces return of Lufthansa with new route to Frankfurt

Newcastle International Airport has announced the return of Lufthansa as the airline begins operating a new route to Frankfurt, Germany.

Lufthansa will now operate flights twice a week between Newcastle and the European Financial District throughout July, before increasing to daily from August onward.

The route is an important step in the rebuilding of global connectivity from the region and links the North East to Lufthansa’s largest global hub. As international travel recovers, passengers will be able to access cities throughout Europe, The Middle East, the Americas, Africa and Asia Pacific through Lufthansa’s global network.

The route also provides passengers with a new city break option with Frankfurt’s rich collection of museums, vibrant art scene and proximity to the city of Heidelberg and Germany’s famous Black Forest. Frankfurt and its surrounding Rhine-Main-region is located in the centre of Germany, and is famous for Rheingau wines and its German Ciders. Besides being home to Europe’s highest skyscrapers, the city is known for its popular outdoor Christmas Markets in Europe, which dates to 1393.

Richard Knight, Chief Operating Officer at Newcastle International Airport, said: ‘The return of Lufthansa to the Airport marks another major milestone in our recovery and is fantastic news for us and the region. Flights can be purchased at Lufthansa.com.

‘We are delighted to be able to add Frankfurt to the list of over 70 other direct destinations offered from the Airport. Connectivity is vital for the region’s future and as demand for international travel grows our passengers from the North East will be able to seamlessly connect to destinations across the globe thanks to Lufthansa’s wider network via Frankfurt.

‘The safety of our passengers and staff remains our number one priority. Our Ten Point Plan of COVID-19 safety measures has recently been awarded an accreditation from the International Civil Aviation Organisation and our teams across the Airport are working hard to ensure the terminal remains a safe environment for all.’

‘The resumption of our Lufthansa service at Newcastle Airport starts with a premiere, as we connect Newcastle now with Frankfurt – our biggest hub’ says Marco Willa, General Manager Sales UK Lufthansa Group. ‘It offers all our connections within the same terminal for an easy and reliable transfer. We are also contributing to the tourism in North East England.’

Loganair resumes flights to Exeter from Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle Airport has said that Loganair has resumed flights between Newcastle and Exeter.

Suitably scheduled for both business and leisure travel, the new flights will operate every Monday and Friday throughout May before increasing to every Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June. Flights are available from £76.66 one way, and are on sale now at Loganair.co.uk, the airport said.

Exeter is the third Loganair route to resume at Newcastle Airport, with Aberdeen and Southampton flights already operating. The airline is also planning to introduce a new route to Newquay which will operate every Monday, Friday and Saturday throughout the summer season.

In addition, Loganair will also begin a new route to Jersey from Newcastle on June 25, operating three times a week between the North East and the popular Channel Island destination.

Leon McQuaid, Head of Aviation Development at Newcastle International Airport said: ‘Connectivity between the North East and rest of the UK is extremely important and Loganair has been integral to unlocking these key air links.

‘I am delighted that this route has been restored, catering for both business passengers as well as passengers planning a holiday or visiting family and friends in the South West of the UK.

‘As the demand for travel continues to increase we have been working hard to ensure the terminal is a safe environment for all. Our Ten Point Plan of safety measures includes an enhanced cleaning regime and over 100 hand sanitiser stations within the terminal for our passengers to use.’

Kay Ryan, Loganair’s chief commercial officer, said: ‘We believe the return of this service will prove extremely popular with North East travellers, showing as it does Loganair’s continued commitment to providing domestic connectivity for both leisure and business customers despite the severe damage which has been caused to the aviation industry by the Covid-19 pandemic.’

Newcastle International Airport resumes flights to Bristol Airport

Newcastle International Airport has said that it has resumed the route to Bristol Airport following a temporary suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Popular with both leisure and business passengers, easyJet is operating flights between the two cities four days a week throughout May and June, increasing to six days a week from July. Flights are available to book now with fares from £26.99 one way, at easyJet.com.

The resumption of flights to Bristol comes amid connectivity improvement in the region with a total of five airlines operating on key domestic and international routes from the North East’s largest airport. In addition to Bristol, these include Belfast, also with easyJet, Aberdeen and Southampton with Loganair, Amsterdam with KLM, London Heathrow with British Airways and Paris with Air France.

Leon McQuaid, Head of Aviation Development at Newcastle International Airport, said: ‘I am sure many of our passengers will be pleased to see flights resuming to Bristol, providing vital connectivity into the South West of England and South Wales. We look forward to welcoming more passengers back to the airport over the coming weeks and months.’

‘We are working very hard with our airline partners to restore connectivity to these key markets and each destination added to the arrivals and departures board marks another step to the Airport’s recovery.’

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said: ‘We are pleased to have resumed flights from Newcastle to Bristol from 2nd May, providing key connectivity across the UK and to our customers in the North East. We know that flexibility continues to be crucial for customers so our Protection Promise is now even more flexible, meaning our customers can book with confidence knowing that if they are unable to travel or their plans change so can their flights.’

‘We look forward to being able to reconnect even more people and reunite friends and family across the UK this summer.’

Separately, as international travel resumes, Newcastle International Airport has recently added Turkish airline Corendon Airlines to offer twice weekly services to the popular Turkish sunshine resorts of Antalya and Dalaman from the airport. The services will start in April 2022, with fares from £52.99 one way. Further, Spanish low cost airline, Vueling also confirmed it would be operating direct flights to Barcelona from Newcastle between July and October 2021.