An explosion at Brussels Airport is affecting flights to and from Newcastle International Airport. Passengers should check the status of their flights before travelling.
Brussels Airport is closed following several explosions. Flights currently in the air are being diverted.
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Two police officers are in hospital after an assault at Newcastle International Airport.
At 6.50am this morning, December 24, three police officers and a two members of airport staff were assaulted by a man.
While the man was being detained, he became aggressive and assaulted the officers and staff causing injuries.
A 32-year-old man has been arrested and remains in police custody.
"The safety of our officers and staff, and indeed the wider public, is paramount to us, and we will not tolerate any violence towards our officers. Enquiries are ongoing into this incident and anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact us with information.
"Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 101 quoting reference 181 24/12/15 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."
Vueling Airlines has launched the first of four flights from Newcastle International Airport to Barcelona over the festive period.
Arriving under a traditional water cannon salute, the Spanish carrier is offering the chance to discover the capital of Catalonia this Christmas and New Year, before returning with a summer service in March.
We are delighted to welcome Vueling Airlines to Newcastle Airport.
This new service offers extra choice and more opportunity for passengers looking to travel to Barcelona and beyond.> Vueling's extensive route network allows through-ticket connections to onward Spanish destinations such as Bilbao, Ibiza, Madrid and Seville."
A business is appealing for pilots to depart for NCL for a 24 hour 'Flyathon'.
The Flight Sim Centre, which is based by Newcastle Airport, is staging the event on October 24 - 25 to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance.
It is being held in their Boeing 737 simulator, where the pilots and the public can donate to 'fly' for an hour or more.
Similar events around the world have proved very popular and generated thousands of pounds for their respective charities
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Newcastle Airport has been rated the best large airport in the UK by Which? Magazine readers for the third year running.
The final standings were revealed after 11,266 people shared their experiences of the UK’s airports. Newcastle topped the list of airports with over 4 million passengers annually, with a customer score of 72%.
Passengers were asked to rate the airport on categories including the check-in experience, quality of food outlets and seating. The Airport scored particularly highly on queues at security, bag drop and passport control.
The result is even more impressive as it came when we were undertaking £14 million development work to our departure lounge to further improve the customer experience. I’d like to thank our passengers for their patience during construction.
United Airlines has announced that its seasonal nonstop service between Newcastle and New York will return next summer.
The flights to and from Newark airport will operate six times weekly from the 26th of May last year to the 6th of September.
“As the first airline to offer a scheduled nonstop service to the U.S.A. from North East England, we are excited to return to Newcastle next year,”
Flight UA75 will depart Newcastle daily except Wednesday at 9:10 a.m., arriving at New York/Newark at 12:00 p.m. the same day.
The return flight, UA74, will depart New York/Newark daily except Tuesday at 7:20 p.m., arriving in Newcastle at 7:30 a.m. the following day.
Flight times will be seven hours 50 minutes westbound and seven hours 10 minutes eastbound.
The North East to New York direct route was launched for the first time this year.
We were told 'the staff feel too intimated'
“Flybe sincerely regrets the inconvenience experienced by passengers this afternoon due to the delay of the above flight. This resulted from the threatening and overly abusive behaviour exhibited towards the cabin crew immediately prior to departure, initially initiated by four members of a 13-strong stag party.
Flybe apologises unreservedly to the majority of passengers affected by the unacceptable actions of a few but the safety of its passengers and crew remains the airline’s number one priority at all times.
As such, and in line with its zero tolerance policy with any form of on-board behaviour that might in any way compromise the safe operation of any flight, the captain reported the situation to the police who took the necessary immediate action.
All 68 passengers were offloaded and those not involved in the incident have been accommodated on an alternative flight.
Flybe once again apologises most sincerely to those passengers affected.”