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Newcastle Airport says it expects to operate a normal service this weekend, despite a strike by some check-in staff and baggage handlers.
They all work for the company Swissport which supplies ground handling services. It's locked in a dispute with the UNITE union over pay and conditions.
Talks aimed at averting the strike will be held tomorrow (Tuesday 20th December)
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said that Plans to expand London's Heathrow airport will provide an economic boost to the North EastRead the full story ›
Catherine McKinnell MP, whose constituency includes Newcastle International Airport, is backing the expansion at Heathrow. The Newcastle North MP says strong links to London can only support the region's exporting of goods.
"We know we have a big challenge in our region, we're a next exporting region, we sell more than we buy in, and we need to protect that, safeguard it and grow it, especially as we're moving into a new world outside of the European Union. Newcastle Airport is a huge, vital part of getting our goods and services and people out there, on holiday and selling their goods and services, and the Government I think very much recognise that, by coming to the North East to recognise the important part aviation and Newcastle Airport plays in our regional economy."
The Planning and Corporate Affairs Director at Newcastle International Airport says the Heathrow expansion is great news for the region. Graeme Mason told ITV News Tyne Tees it's about connecting flights and where you can travel to from there.
There's work to be done to ensure Heathrow's expansion costs are not passed down to the customer, admits the Corporate Affairs Director at Newcastle International Airport.
There will be a £10 discount, however, for flights from regions like Newcastle from January 2017. Graeme Mason says he hopes this is something that can continue.
Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling is to visit Newcastle Airport.
It comes a day after he announced a third runway at Heathrow is the Government’s preferred option to increase the UK’s airport capacity.
He'll meet with Newcastle International Airport’s interim Chief Executive Nick Jones and South Tyneside Council leader Ian Malcolm to discuss the decision and the benefits it will bring for the whole
It's thought a third runway at Heathrow could also see the re-introduction of the Durham Tees Valley to London route.