Faro, Portugal.
Jane Imrie

Portugal beckons for North East holiday makers with Newcastle International Airport flights

Newcastle International Airport has announced a raft of new flights to Portugal following the announcement of the country as a ‘green list’ destination.

In light of the announcement, British Airways immediately put two direct flights a week on sale to Faro, Portugal. Starting from May 29, the flights will operate every Saturday and Sunday until June 20.

Ryanair will resume flights to Faro from June 4, operating every Monday and Friday initially and increasing to every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from July.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will resume flights to Faro from June 24, initially operating six days a week before increasing to daily from the end of July. Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will also operate weekly flights to Madeira from June 28.

Last week easyJet announced it would be resuming international flights from Newcastle International Airport with the introduction of flights to Faro from July 20, operating every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday throughout the summer season.

Nick Jones, CEO of Newcastle International Airport commented: “We are pleased that the restart of international leisure travel has been confirmed, although only a very small number of countries have been granted Green List status.

“We hope as the COVID-19 situation improves in Europe more countries and islands will be added to the Green list and we will be able to welcome more airline partners and passengers back to the Airport throughout the summer months.”

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