Busy Christmas getaway

It's set to be the busiest day of the year across the North East's travel network as people take to roads, rail and air to make sure they're home for Christmas

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80,000 will travel from Newcastle Airport in 10 days

Newcastle Airport says it will handle 80,000 passengers over the Christmas period and they will travel on more than 800 flights across 10 days.

And today passengers at the airport said they were running smoothly.

Graeme Mason, airport director, said the flight traffic was as much people arriving home and there is a "real community feel" at the airport with people holding "welcome home" signs at arrival gates,

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