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2010-07-26 11:37:00

CRAWLEY, England, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- British Airways is helping travellers celebrate the 75th anniversary of Newcastle International Airport with a special return fare on its flights between Newcastle and Heathrow. British Airways is offering a return flight to London Heathrow for just 1 Pounds sterling (subject to availability) which, with taxes/fees and charges means that the total paid by passengers will be only 75 pounds. The special promotional return fare, which is now being...

2008-09-22 09:00:37

By Deborah Johnson AIRLINE Emirates is bucking the widespread turbulence sweeping the aviation sector by reducing fares by up to 20 per cent. The Dubai-based carrier, which flies from Newcastle International Airport, said it is cutting passengers? costs due to a reduction in oil prices. It is believed to be the first airline to introduce such a measure, particularly to longhaul destinations. Emirates, which also flies from five other UK airports, started flying from the NorthEast on...

2008-09-12 18:00:24

By ADAM JUPP THOUSANDS of North East holidaymakers have been left stranded abroad after a major tour operator crashed. And thousands more have seen their travel plans scuppered by the collapse of the XL Leisure Group, which was announced today. The company, which flies to 13 different destinations out of Newcastle International Airport, has gone into administration, blaming rising fuel costs and the credit crunch. Two flights set to leave Newcastle today were cancelled and dozens...

2008-09-09 18:00:00

By Andrew Mernin BUDGET airline Flybe is hoping to launch new flights from Newcastle to Scandinavia and Germany on the back of record financial results. The company also expects to add a fourth daily return flight from Newcastle to London Gatwick just months after saving the route by acquiring landing slots from rival Jet2. Last January the carrier announced plans to create 1,000 jobs in the region by setting up a base at Newcastle International Airport. The firm invested pounds 2m...

2008-08-18 00:00:28

HOLIDAYMAKERS could be hit by delays as staff consider strike action at Newcastle International Airport. Baggage handlers and check-in staff are expected to be balloted about whether to walk out in a pay dispute. Staff at Newcastle International Airport are considering following the lead of staff at Gatwick Airport who are planning two 24-hour strikes, including one on Bank Holiday Monday. The workers, employed by Swissport, have rejected a "paltry" 3% pay offer, which union Unite...

2008-08-13 15:00:00

By AMY HUNT MILLIONS of passengers and hundreds of planes pass through Newcastle International Airport every year. But as well as holidaymakers and flight crew, the 184 hectare airport site has a number of other regular visitors. Great crested newts, bats and red squirrels are among the species found at the site near Ponteland, Northumberland. And bosses at the airport are working to protect and improve the site to attract more wildlife there. The airport has a well-established...

2008-08-07 18:01:12

A HOLIDAY jet flew across the Atlantic to Newcastle despite a passenger finding a note claiming there was a bomb on board, it emerged yesterday. The man found the hand-written note in a toilet only 20 minutes into the flight from the Dominican Republic to Newcastle International Airport. He immediately alerted a stewardess and, when two more notes were discovered, the pilot left the cockpit to see for himself. He decided the notes were a hoax and decided to continue with the...

2008-08-06 18:00:23

AN international airport was forced to close temporarily when a warplane over-ran the runway. Nobody was hurt when an RAF Tornado from 13 Squadron made an emergency landing at Newcastle International Airport at 4.55pm yesterday. The two crew members were checked out by medics following the incident which happened when their aircraft was diverted to the airport after suffering a birdstrike while in the air. (c) 2008 Daily Post; Liverpool. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning....

2008-08-02 18:00:15

By Dan Warburton SECURITY officers at Newcastle International Airport are confiscating 40 cans of beans a week from customer hand luggage. New rules on liquids being taken on to planes were brought in two years ago after a plot to blow up a transatlantic airline was unearthed. But bosses at the airport yesterday said passengers were repeatedly ignoring the laws despite warnings inside the terminal. And they revealed an astonishing array of goods confiscated from people trying to...

2008-06-25 18:00:00

By Christopher Knox AN air freight company expects to grow its turnover from pounds 1.5m to pounds 20m in the next five years after merging with a rival. Camair Limited, which is based at Newcastle International Airport, has joined forces with BS Freight at Durham Tees Valley Airport to help it tap into the rapidly expanding Middle East oil and gas market. The two firms, which will now be known as Camair Freight Solutions, will increase the amount of equipment they export to foreign...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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