Located at about 7 miles from Newcastle to the northeast of England is the Newcastle International Airport. It serves over 50 destinations throughout Europe and the United Kingdom. The airport is well equipped with all basic facilities and is well connected through public and private transport. It has only one terminal that serves over 5 million passengers every year. The terminal was built in the early 1990s and is expected to undergo some major refurbishment plans in the near future.
Like most airports the Newcastle International airport has a World Duty Free store that houses some of the top brands in liquor, tobacco and perfumes. For refreshment while travelling you have several pubs, coffee bars and restaurants. The airport also has a wine bar and a bakery.
To travel from the airport to the city centre, passengers can choose the Underground Metro System, the bus or a taxi. Metro connects the airport directly from the Newcastle Central Station and the journey time is around 25 minutes. Several buses run at regular intervals between the airport to the city centre. They start right outside the airport terminal and terminate at the Eldon Square Bus Concourse. Taxis operate from outside the terminal building and a ride to the city centre can cost less than £50.00 GBP. Further discounts in the price can also be availed by pre booking taxis online.
Newcastle Airport has all basic facilities such as restrooms, car rentals, infant rooms, prayer halls, ATMs and currency exchange bureaus. Apart from these essentials the airport offers some specialized services for its different classes of passengers.For Business Travellers
The airport has three executive lounges for the departing business travellers. The Cheviot Lounge operated by Servisair is the most popular one where they offer complimentary snacks and drinks to all its guests, free internet and phone facilities are the other perks of this luxurious lounge. British Airways and Flybe also operate their own luxury lounges. Both lounges showcase great features such as free wireless connectivity, plasma tv and comfortable seating areas with iPod sockets.For Children
Newcastle Airport has a special Game Grid for its younger passengers. The game grid houses a number of arcade games and simulators that are widely enjoyed by all its visitors, it is also open to the public during specific hours of the week. In addition to this the WHSmith store in the airport sells a number of comics and fiction based games that lets young travellers enjoy their flight to the fullest.For Disabled passengers
Appropriate settings are available for the disabled passengers using the restrooms, lifts and parking areas at the airport. Specialist vehicles take disabled passengers up to the aircraft. A TDD phone for the hearing impaired passengers are also available right next to the information desk in the main building.