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Newcastle Airport invests £20 million ahead of busy summer season

Newcastle Airport is expecting to welcome over 3.5 million passengers this summer.

The airport has been preparing for the upcoming summer season and significant increase in passenger numbers, with over £20m worth of investments including a new security search area, transformed catering outlets and the world’s first 3-tier lounge product.

Changes in security search area

Following the Government mandate for all UK airports to install ‘next generation’ security scanning equipment, Newcastle International has redeveloped its security search area and installed the new equipment ahead of the summer season.

The new equipment allows passengers to leave all liquids and electronics in their hand luggage, making the security screening process more efficient.

Although the new security equipment means that passengers may be able to take liquids in their hand luggage, they are advised to check the airport website for all the information regarding the new rules ahead of travel.

Newly refurbished catering outlets

The airport has refurbished many of the food offerings in the departure lounge, including new outlets Aster & Thyme, Soul + Grain and Tap + Brew, the latter replacing the Beer House.



Expanded executive lounge

The Airport’s executive Lounge, Aspire, has also had an expansion and full refurbishment. With capacity for over 300 guests, the lounge is now also the first in the world to offer Aspire’s ‘3-tier’ product.

The three lounge options available; Aspire, Luxe and Suite, offer differing ranges of complimentary food and beverages, allowing passengers to choose the level that suits their budget.

Dean Ward, director of commercial at Newcastle International Airport said: “We are committed to providing the best possible customer experience and the recent investments over the winter period are a fantastic example of this.

“We are extremely proud of the work that has gone in to complete the security search area project ahead of the summer season, which is already providing passengers with a hassle-free start to their journey.

“The investment in the departure lounge is all based upon passenger feedback. The new outlets not only look world-class but provide passengers with a relaxing, comfortable environment to enjoy prior to boarding their flights – as well as serving a fantastic range of food and drink options to suit everyone.”


May 28, 2024

  • Business & Economy

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