The passenger was travelling from Southampton to Aberdeen this morning when the pilot discovered a fault with the instrument panel.
Aviation Minister Theresa Villiers opens a new £3.2m development at Newcastle Airport.
Copenhagen Airports confirms it's to sell 49% stake of Newcastle Airport. The airport has also begun the process of refinancing its debt.
The wintery weather is causing some disruption to flights to and from Newcastle Airport.
Passengers are advised to check the status of their flight with the airline.
Newcastle Airport has announced that it is expecting thousands of visitors to tread the waiting rooms and arrivals halls of the airport over the festive period,
Around 800,000 passengers are expected to travel to or from the airport between December 23rd and January 2nd - with some seeking warmer climes whilst others are returning home to the region.
Newcastle, in particular, also sees an increase in skiers heading for the slopes around Christmas.
– Dave Laws, Chief Executive of Newcastle International Airport
"We are expecting a very busy few weeks over the Christmas period with families and friends all over the region making use of our services.
As well as people travelling elsewhere, we also have thousands of people returning home to the region for Christmas.
Our arrivals hall is full of well-wishers and people calling in to collect relatives and friends."
Newcastle Airport has called on the government to cut Air Passenger Duty (APD) to help regional airports.
From next April, Air Passenger Duty will rise to £13 per head from the current £12, for any internal UK flight and short haul destinations to Europe.
Going much further is already very pricey. A family of four flying to the States currently pays £268 in tax compared with just £38 for a similar journey from France.
Newcastle Airport's Graeme Mason was one of a number of regional airport executives to give evidence before the Commons Transport Select committee. He told MPs the biggest single immediate difference ministers could make to the success of local airport would be a cut in Air Passenger Duty.
A holidaymaker who tried to bring a haul of weapons into the UK from abroad has been jailed for two years.
Craig Dalkin from Sunderland was caught with a stun gun, two CS gas canisters, an extendable baton, two knuckle dusters, a flick knife and a folding knife at Newcastle Airport in June of last year.
Newcastle Crown Court heard that he had just got off a flight from Bulgaria when he was stopped by Border Agency staff.
The 23-year-old claimed that some of the weapons were to be used as ornaments.
Radical plans for a major international airport in the North East - even larger than Manchester's - have been put forward.
A transport expert from Middlesbrough says that it is the only way that the region can compete in the future.
If the idea is approved the new airport would be built near Peterlee, replacing Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley Airports, but many say that the idea has a slim chance of becoming a reality.
The company behind proposals for a new international airport to be built in the region have released an image of what the airport might look like.
The plans are currently only an idea, but if given the go ahead the airport would supersede both Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley airports and be built near Peterlee.
Plans for a new major international airport to be built in the North East have been put forward by a transport expert from Middlesbrough.
The airport would be built north of Peterlee, replacing the region's existing airports, and it is expected that it would be bigger than Manchester Airport.
Transport architect Tim Narey believes that a new airport for the North East should be as big as it can possibly be.
A transport expert from Middlesbrough has put forward the idea for a new major airport to be built in the North East.
The new international airport would replace the existing airports at Durham Tees Valley and Newcastle, and would be built north of Peterlee.
If the idea is approved the new airport could be bigger than the airport in Manchester.
New routes to Russia, Iceland and North Africa are to be introduced from Newcastle Airport.
Airline Jet2 will operate direct flights to St Petersburg, Reykjavík and Marrakech as part of their city break weekend packages.
One of the world's largest passenger planes landed at Newcastle Airport today.
The Boeing 777 has replaced a smaller aircraft and will now fly daily to Dubai.