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Flights affected at Newcastle Airport

Several flights have been affected at Newcastle International Airport after air traffic control problems hit UK airports.

Thousands of passengers at airports including Heathrow and Gatwick have been delayed due to "technical problems" at the country's main traffic control centre in Hampshire.

Some flights have been delayed or cancelled at Newcastle Airport:

  • 1000 arrival from London Gatwick has been provisionally delayed until 1245
  • 1105 arrival from London Heathrow has been cancelled
  • 1215 departure to London Heathrow has been cancelled
  • 1400 arrival from London Heathrow has been cancelled
  • 1445 departure to London Heathrow has been cancelled

New 787 Dreamliner lands at Newcastle Airport

One of the most advanced passenger planes in the world has landed at Newcastle International Airport. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been specially designed to make it quieter and more fuel efficient than any other airliner in its class

The visit was the first time the aircraft has come to the North East. It is expected that the 787 will be used by Thomson's for holiday flights out of Newcastle next year.

Richard Wilson reports.

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787 Dreamliner comes to Newcastle

Dreamliner makes a dramatic entrance at Newcastle Airport Credit: Mark Mowbray

One of the most advanced passenger planes in the world landed at Newcastle International Airport this morning.

The 787 is quieter than most other airliners Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been specially designed to make it quieter and more fuel efficient than another airliner in its class.

The cabin has mood lighting to match the time of day Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Today's visit was the first time the aircraft has come to the North East.

The flight controls are computerised Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

It provided an opportunity to give valuable training for crews and time familiarise themselves with the latest technology.

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