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Passengers vote Newcastle Airport 'best in the country'

Newcastle International Airport has been ranked number one Photo: ITV

Newcastle International Airport is officially the best in Britain, according to passengers.

Sixteen airports were marked over 13 categories including shopping, cleanliness, Wi-Fi access, bar and restaurant facilities, check-in and security.

Newcastle emerged first for cleanliness, toilets and check-in and took second place in many other categories in the Cheapflights poll.

FULL LIST:

  • 1 - Newcastle
  • 2 - London City
  • 3 - Liverpool
  • 4 - Edinburgh
  • 5 - Bristol
  • 6 - Leeds
  • 7 - Glasgow
  • 8 - East Midlands
  • 9 - Birmingham
  • 10 - Manchester
  • 11 - Heathrow
  • 12 - Cardiff
  • 13 - Gatwick
  • 14 - Belfast
  • 15 - Stansted
  • 16 - Luton

“For many, Britain’s airports are seen as a necessary evil on the way to somewhere hot and sandy during the summer months, and our poll provides some clear signals on areas for improvement. Once again our smaller, regional airports score highest – demonstrating that size isn’t everything and stressing once again that Brits just want to be able to board their flight with the minimum of hassle. That said, it's great to see London City rank so well as it makes its first appearance in the poll."

“Our annual poll indicates that airport users accept the impact that increased security measures and growing passenger volumes will have on the airport experience. Passengers are willing to credit the airport operators and authorities when they do what they can to minimise discomfort caused by factors which are largely out of their control. About a third of Brits still cite the airport as one of the most taxing parts of planning and taking an overseas holiday, though, and these results reiterate that those same users are less forgiving when they feel other aspects of the experience continue to be neglected.

“As the summer getaway looms, many will be bracing themselves for what they’ll expect to be several hours of discomfort in the hinterland between home and holiday – unless, seemingly, they happen to be flying out of Newcastle, that is!”

– Andrew Shelton, Managing Director of Cheapflights.co.uk