Airport's busiest Easter for 3 years

Newcastle Airport is preparing for its busiest weekend of the year so far, as the Easter getaway begins.

It's expected to be the airport's busiest Easter since 2009, as passenger numbers begin to recover following the recession. 45,000 people are expected to pass through the terminal between Good Friday and Easter Monday. Around 400 flights will either take off or land over the four day period.

On average, around 10,000 passengers per day have already jetted off during the first week of the Easter school holidays. Over the full period, airport bosses expected 190,000 people to travel in and out.

The most popular destinations include the Canaries, Spain and Tunisia; New York via either London, Amsterdam or Paris; and long haul flights via Dubai.