Easter getaway

Thousands of travellers are expected to get away for the Easter weekend, while businesses call on people to stay local.

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Airport prepares for the Easter getaway

Queues build at Newcastle Airport as it prepares for its busiest weekend of the year so far Credit: ITV News

Newcastle International Airport anticipates this weekend to bethe busiest of the year so far.

45,000 customers are expected to travel over the Bank Holiday, with 410 flights scheduled over the four day period.

A spokesperson from Newcastle International Airport said some of the most popular destinations are the Canaries, Spain, Tunisia, Malta and New York as people search for warmer weather.

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