Ryanair launches new Newcastle – Paphos route for Winter 23/24

Ryanair, the European budget airline, has launched its Winter 23/24 schedule for Newcastle with 12 routes, including a new Winter sun route to Paphos, and extra flights to Alicante and Tenerife, offering customers more route choice when booking their Winter breaks.

Ryanair’s Winter 23/24 Newcastle schedule delivers:

* New Paphos route

* 12 routes – including Alicante, Faro, Gran Canaria, Krakow, Malaga and Tenerife.

* Extra flights on 2 routes – Alicante (4x per week) & Tenerife (3x per week).

To support this growth, Ryanair will base two aircraft at Newcastle Airport during the Winter 23/24 season. To celebrate Ryanair’s new Newcastle – Paphos route this Winter, Ryanair has launched a 2-day seat sale with fares from GBP29.99 available only at Ryanair.com.

Ryanair is one of UK’s leading airlines operating over 440 routes and carrying over 52m passengers per annum to and from the UK on its fleet of 107 UK-based aircraft.

Ryanair’s Dara Brady said: ‘Ryanair is pleased to provide even more choice and lower fares to our Newcastle customers for Winter 23/24 with 12 routes, including a new route to Paphos, and even more flights on 2 very popular Winter sun routes – Alicante and Tenerife. To support this growth, we will base 2 based aircraft at Newcastle Airport during Winter 23/24.’

He added, commenting on NATS, ‘Ryanair is the UK’s No.1 airline, and while we continue to grow and provide unbeatable route choice and low fares to our 52m p.a. UK customers, NATS are busy writing ‘whitewash’ reports to cover up their inexplicable incompetence which led to the cancellation of over 2,000 flights (over 360,000 passengers) and long delays to more than 5,000 flights (900,000 passengers) on Mon 28/Tues 29 Aug last.’

‘Ryanair calls on Transport Minister, Mark Harper, and the UK Govt to urgently reform ATC and guarantee UK passengers that they will not suffer any more disruptions as a result of repeated NATS failures, mismanagement & incompetence.’

Jet2 commences new services to Verona from Newcastle

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have commenced services to Verona from Newcastle International Airport on Wednesday, May 10 celebrating the launch of the brand-new route for Summer 23 from the base.

Jet2 will operate weekly Wednesday services to the Italian city from Newcastle International Airport this summer from May 10 to September 27. The new service gives holidaymakers access to Lake Garda – the largest of the freshwater lakes in Italy. Surrounded by small, picturesque villages, majestic mountains and shorelines stretching over 90 miles, Lake Garda’s coves and clear waters make it an ideal spot for windsurfing and swimming.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘We are delighted to see our first flight take off to Verona from Newcastle International Airport today. Feedback from customers and independent travel agents in the North East has been telling us that flights and holidays to Italy are very much in demand for Summer 23, so it is fantastic to be operating to this popular Italian destination from Newcastle International Airport and giving holidaymakers access to Verona and Lake Garda. Since putting services on sale to this destination from Newcastle International Airport, local customers and independent travel agents have been booking getaways to the hotspot in their numbers.’

He added: ‘With 36 sun and city destinations on sale this summer from the base, we are pleased to be offering an unrivalled flying programme for Summer 23. As the UK’s largest tour operator, we are giving customers and independent travel agents in the region plenty of choice when it comes to enjoying a holiday this summer.’

Leon McQuaid, Director of Aviation Development at Newcastle International Airport, said: ‘We are delighted that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have added even more choice from Newcastle International Airport, now offering a total of 36 sun and city destinations from the North East’s largest Airport.

‘Verona is a fantastic destination, providing access to the Northern Italy with its spectacular mountain vistas and vast crystalline lakes, so we are confident the route will be extremely popular with passengers from across the region.’

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have 36 sun and city destinations on sale from across the Mediterranean, Canary Islands and Europe for Summer 23 from Newcastle International Airport.

Aer Lingus Regional commences new services to Newcastle and Isle of Man from Belfast

Aer Lingus Regional, which is operated by Emerald Airlines, has recently increased connectivity to Belfast City Airport by starting new services to and from Newcastle and the Isle of Man.

Operated by an ATR-72, the new Newcastle route flies daily.

Chris Ion of Newcastle International Airport said: ‘We are pleased to welcome Aer Lingus Regional’s daily service between Newcastle and Belfast City Airport. This investment provides convenient and flexible access to the heart of Belfast, as well as increasing opportunities for the attraction of inbound tourists to the North East of England.’

Ellie McGimpsey, Aviation Development Manager at Belfast City Airport, said: ‘Since the first Aer Lingus Regional flights operated by Emerald Airlines took off in spring 2022, we have seen the airline grow its route network from Belfast City Airport in response to sustained high demand.

‘We have no doubt that these new routes to Newcastle and the Isle of Man will also prove hugely popular, and we look forward to continuing and developing our successful partnership.’

Aer Lingus Regional also commenced a new service linking Belfast City with the Isle of Man from April 24. The route will initially be operated four times per week, increasing to six weekly flights for the peak summer season.

‘We are delighted to be bolstering our Belfast City schedule by adding a new link between Belfast and the Isle of Man,’ said Conor McCarthy Executive Chairman of Emerald Airlines.

Katy Best, Commercial Director at Belfast City added: ‘This new service to Isle of Man will be the 13th Aer Lingus route from Belfast City providing excellent choice for passengers this summer.

‘The airline will also operate new routes to East Midlands, Jersey, Newcastle and Newquay. This is in addition to its existing services to Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Southampton.’

With the airline gradually boosting its summer 2023 schedule, it will be adding 200,000 extra seats from Belfast City Airport as it already operates flights to Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newquay and Southampton from its Belfast hub.

Loganair to introduce additional daily Newcastle service next summer

Loganair has said that it will operate three flights per day between Southampton and Newcastle from May next year.

The addition of the third daily service follows the success of Loganair’s Summer 2022 season and increased demand for the popular Southampton Newcastle service. One of these daily services will also include an onward connection to Southampton’s sister airport in Aberdeen. Customers travelling to the Granite City will not need to leave the aircraft on the one-stop flight.

Christopher Tibbett, Group Head of Airline Relations and Marketing for Southampton Airport, said: ‘Newcastle was very popular this summer, so it’s fantastic that the service will be increased next year and deliver even more choice and flexibility for our passengers.

‘We are also delighted to see the return of the onward service to Aberdeen International Airport.’

As well as the shopping, leisure and cultural offerings available in Newcastle, it has a vibrant nightlife and industrial heritage. Loganair also uses the city to connect passengers to further locations on its route network.

Luke Lovegrove, Chief Commercial Officer at Loganair, said: ‘This bumper schedule for 2023 underlines our commitment to Newcastle with our biggest ever programme for the city, offering customers more choice of destinations, frequency and capacity than ever before.

‘It has been a very positive year for Loganair at Newcastle and we are excited to see that success continue into 2023.’

Ryanair commences new service to Cork from Newcastle

Irish low fares airline, Ryanair has commenced services from Newcastle International to Cork, marking the beginning of the service between the two cities.

The twice weekly service, which operates Fridays and Sundays throughout winter, is well scheduled for a weekend city break or a long holiday retreat. Ireland’s 2nd largest city, Cork is located near the southern coast of Ireland and is surrounded by colourful towns with rugged views. Cork is popular for its idyllic riverside walks and is considered the foodie capital of Ireland.

Richard Knight, Chief Operating Officer at Newcastle International said: ‘Ryanair have made significant investments at Newcastle International Airport providing a great choice of destinations to the North East public including Milan, Riga, Barcelona and now Cork for the winter season. Cork’s bustling centre is a fantastic destination for city breaks and as well as a perfect starting point for Ireland’s spectacular Wild Atlantic Way coastal driving route. We are excited for the opportunities that this route opens up, not only for North East passengers exploring Ireland, but also for passengers arriving into Newcastle to visit the beautiful North East of England.’

Acting Managing Director at Cork Airport, Roy O’Driscoll, said: Over the course of the winter season, we look forward to welcoming passengers from the north-east of England – from places like Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, Durham and the surrounding areas, travelling to Cork on the new Ryanair service linking our two regions. Cork offers the quintessential Irish city break experience, with some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland, a thriving food scene and hotels, restaurants and pubs that are renowned for their world-class hospitality. In return, we hope that passengers from the wider Cork region will take the opportunity to visit Newcastle and north-east England to immerse themselves amongst the regions famed history, cultural attractions, sporting venues and vibrant nightlife.’

Tickets for fights to Cork, Ireland from Newcastle International Airport are now on sale at www.ryanair.com.

The Newcastle to Cork service comes as Ryanair launches its winter programme, which includes popular European cities such as Barcelona, Riga and Milan, alongside winter hot-spots including the Canary Islands.

Ryanair commences direct services to Barcelona from Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle International Airport has said that Ryanair has commenced direct flights from Newcastle to Barcelona, Spain, starting November 1.

The Irish low-cost airline will operate twice weekly to this popular sun and city break destination.

The new Spanish route adds another destination for Ryanair at the North Eastern airport. The airline currently operates flights to many European destinations, including Milan, Riga, Cork and Krakow.

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and known for Gaudi and other Art Nouveau architecture, Barcelona offers a wide range of leisure options and showcases new trends in the world of culture, fashion and cuisine.

Leon McQuaid, Director of Aviation Development, said: ‘I am delighted that Ryanair have added Barcelona to their portfolio. Ryanair now serve 22 sun and city destinations from Newcastle International Airport, which include popular destinations such as Wroclaw, Fuerteventura, Malaga and Gran Canaria.

‘The airline has reacted to feedback from the North East travelling public for the route to be restored, and we have had an excellent response to the announcement.

‘This investment represents the airlines confidence in the North East’s largest Airport and commitment to providing even more choice for passengers in the region. We look forward to welcoming even more Ryanair passengers through our doors this winter.’

‘As the UK’s most reliable airline, Ryanair is delighted to officially launch the Winter’22 flight from Newcastle to Barcelona,’ a Ryanair Spokesperson said. Flights to Barcelona, Spain, from Newcastle International are on sale now at www.ryanair.com.

Earlier this year, Ryanair opened its new base at Newcastle International.

SunExpress announces new service from Newcastle International Airport to Antalya

Leisure airline SunExpress has announced a new service from Newcastle International Airport to the Turkish sunshine resort of Antalya for summer 2023.

The new service, which will operate thrice weekly, will depart Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from March 28 through to October 28, 2023. SunExpress, which is jointly owned by Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, joins three other airlines serving Antalya from Newcastle in 2023, providing passengers with increased choice for holidays to the popular Turkish holiday hotspot.

Peter Glade, SunExpress’ Commercial Director, said: ‘What could be more fitting than to add a destination to our growing flight schedule that already carries the ‘New’ in its name? We are thrilled to be further expanding our footprint in the UK and to add Newcastle International Airport to our route network next year. I’m sure that passengers in England’s North-Eastern region will fall in love quickly with our vibrant and diverse home city. It offers everything that makes for a successful holiday: crystal-clear water, beautiful beaches, excellent cuisine and unbeatable value for money.’

Chris Ion, Aviation Development Manager at Newcastle International Airport said: ‘We are delighted that SunExpress has chosen Newcastle International Airport and the North East of England as their newest UK airport gateway and we look forward to welcoming the Airline to the Airport in 2023. Turkey is one of the North East’s most popular holiday destinations and this summer saw our largest ever choice of flights and holidays to the destination. This new service from SunExpress will offer our passengers even more choice at competitive prices to explore Antalya, one of the most popular and vibrant holiday destinations in the Mediterranean.’

SunExpress has recently expanded services from across the UK and Newcastle International Airport will be their sixth UK airport gateway. Named Best Leisure Airline in Turkey 2021, SunExpress currently operates flights from London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham airports, expanding their services for summer 2023 to include Newcastle International Airport and Bristol Airport.

Jet2 launches City Breaks programme for Winter 23/24 from Newcastle International Airport

Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks, the UK-based airline and largest operator of city breaks to Europe, has announced the launch of the Winter City Breaks programme for 23/24 from Newcastle International Airport.

Jet2 is offering a choice of three leisure city break destinations for Winter 23/24 from Newcastle International Airport, with up to two weekly flights and city breaks on sale to Krakow, Prague and Rome. With weekend and mid-week services available from Newcastle International Airport to these city break favourites, it will provide increased choice and flexibility throughout the winter, Christmas and the February half-term.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘There is a lot of demand for city breaks next winter, as we know people are looking to book further ahead. As always, we want to deliver what our customers and independent travel agent partners in the North East want, so have put on sale a fantastic selection of city break destinations to choose from in Winter 23/24 from Newcastle International Airport. The programme offers fantastic choice when accessing popular city break destinations from the base and provides customers and independent travel agents with fantastic flexibility, whether it is a weekend break or longer. We know that these flights and city breaks will be as popular as ever, as people look for a magical winter escape with all the reassurance that booking with Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks provides.’

Besides booking and travelling on premium flights and ATOL protected city breaks to these destinations, customers can also avail the company’s VIP customer service should they choose.

When booking a city break, customers can choose from a flight-only option with Jet2.com or an ATOL protected package holiday with Jet2CityBreaks available from £60 per person deposit.

The package options with Jet2CityBreaks include flights with Jet2.com, including 22kg free hold luggage and 10kg of free cabin baggage, as well as a choice of 2-5-star hotels in central locations, providing a base to explore and experience Europe.

easyJet announces flights to return from Newcastle to Geneva

easyJet has said that it has resumed its service between Newcastle International Airport and Geneva.

The new flights will commence from December 10, 2022 with twice weekly departures on Wednesday and Saturday throughout the winter season until 22 March 2023, providing customers in the North East with direct connections to Switzerland this winter. Tickets are on sale at easyJet.com and via its mobile app from £24.99.

Located on the southern shore of Lake Geneva with a mountainous backdrop, Geneva is an ideal base to adventure the Alps, being within easy reach of many Swiss and French ski resorts including Zermatt and Chamonix.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: ‘We are delighted to be operating from Newcastle to Geneva once again for the winter, providing a convenient direct connection for our customers in the North East to explore and enjoy one of Europe’s most beautiful winter destinations all for our famous low fares.’

Leon McQuaid, Director of Aviation Development at Newcastle International Airport said: ‘We are pleased to welcome easyJet’s, twice weekly, winter service to Geneva back to Newcastle International Airport from 10 December 2022 until 22 March 2023. The return of this service demonstrates the airline’s confidence in the North East’s largest airport and provides north east passengers with even more choice when travelling to this popular ski destination.’

easyJet serves 22 UK airports, offering over 461 routes to over 133 destinations from the UK to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

Jet2 announces expanded winter sun programme for 2023/24 from Newcastle

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, the UK-based airline and tour operator, has said that it has put an expanded Winter Sun programme on sale from Newcastle Airport for Winter 23/24 – including a new winter route to Malta.

In addition, the companies’ Ski and City Winter 23/24 destinations will also go on sale from Newcastle Airport starting next month.

With 12 Winter Sun destinations going on sale from Newcastle Airport, the programme includes a brand-new route from the base for Winter 23/24 to Malta – with a weekly service. Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are offering more choice to Antalya from Newcastle Airport too, with up to three weekly services departing in Winter 23/24.

The companies also offer services to the Canary Islands, including Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura, with up to 22 weekly departures to the Canaries from Newcastle Airport next winter. In addition, services will operate to Spain (Malaga and Alicante), Majorca (Palma), Portugal (Faro and Madeira) and Cyprus (Paphos).

In total, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are offering nearly 50 flights per week to these destinations from Newcastle Airport with multiple services available during winter from early-November through to the end of April.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: ‘We are seeing strong demand from customers in the North East wanting to escape the long British winter by booking their Winter 23/24 holiday nice and early. In response to this demand, we are stepping in by putting our Winter Sun programme on sale from Newcastle Airport. We are pleased to be launching a brand-new route to Malta from the base for Winter 23/24, on top of offering a fantastic selection of other popular Winter Sun destinations. With more customers than ever wanting to give themselves something to look forward to next year, we have no doubt that these hotspots will be extremely popular with both customers and independent travel agents in the region. The unrivalled programme on sale from Newcastle Airport means customers and independent travel agents need look no further when it comes to booking or travelling on their well-deserved holidays next year. The strong demand we are seeing for Winter Sun means we are looking ahead with real confidence and look forward to revealing even more details of our exciting Winter 23/24 programme from Newcastle Airport very soon.’

Nick Jones, Chief Executive of Newcastle International Airport said: ‘Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ increased winter 2023/24 schedule demonstrates the airline’s ongoing commitment to the region and confidence in the North East’s largest airport. This announcement recognises strong demand for travel in the region and the extension of Jet2.com’s Malta service into November and March.’