With diversity being the name of the game for many businesses these days, Newcastle airport is one of those that has branched out.
Shining a laser pen at a plane may seem like a prank. But the impact could be far more serious.
The passenger was travelling from Southampton to Aberdeen this morning when the pilot discovered a fault with the instrument panel.
Passengers who were on board a plane that was diverted back to Newcastle Airport are now continuing their journey.
Flight LS597 was on route to Faro in Portugal when it experienced what operator Jet2 called a "minor issue."
– Jet2 spokesperson
“Flight LS597 from Newcastle to Faro returned to Newcastle Airport due to a minor issue and as a precautionary measure was met by emergency services.
"The aircraft landed safely and a replacement will ensure that our customers depart for their destination later this morning. We would like to apologise to our customers affected by this today.”
Passengers are awaiting a replacement plane after their flight was diverted back to Newcastle Airport this morning.
Flight LS597 was on route to Faro in Portugal when it experienced a "minor issue."
Jet2 say that their customers will "depart for their destination later this morning."
Emergency crews were called to assist a passenger plane that made an emergency landing at Newcastle Airport this morning.
Kelly Collier was on board the Jet2 flight LS597 to Faro when it experienced problems.
She told ITV Tyne Tees: "the air pressure dropped in the cabin and everyone had earache."
"Ambulances and fire engines were around us at the end of runway."
No one was hurt in the incident.
A plane has been diverted back to Newcastle Airport after experiencing problems during the flight.
Kelly Collier, who was passenger on the Jet2 plane, told ITV Tyne Tees there was a loss of cabin pressure.
She said airport emergency crews were waiting for them as they taxied in, but no one was hurt.
The Great North Air Ambulance has been given a new base at Newcastle Airport.
It will be its second base in the North East and will mean a much quicker response time when it is called out to emergencies in Northumberland.
Newcastle Airport fire service manager, Steve Armstrong, says the emergency response training team is looking to expand into Europe.
Visit England CEO, James Berresford, says we need visitors to get out and about spending money to help support the local economy.
Today is set to be the busiest day on the roads so far this year as people get away for Easter.
With more than 15 million cars on the move, drivers are being urged to consider delaying their journey until the afternoon of Good Friday, when traffic is expected to be relatively quiet.