Matthew Neville

Newcastle International Airport reveals most popular destinations for February half term

The North East’s largest airport, Newcastle International, is preparing for a bumper February half term with over 75,000 passengers expected to pass through the doors over the holiday period.

The most popular destinations for the school holiday getaway are the Canary Islands. Just a four hour flight from Newcastle, passengers heading to the islands will enjoy highs of 21°C and some of the warmest temperatures in Europe.

The most popular of the Canary Islands for the North East travelling public this half term is Tenerife, followed by Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura. Passengers can choose from 37 flights departing from Newcastle Airport to the Canaries over the half term period.

As well as jetting off for some winter sun, winter skiing is also high up on the agenda for North East families. Next week will see thousands of passengers heading for a long-awaited ski holiday, visiting favourite snow-covered resorts across Switzerland, Bulgaria, France, Austria and Italy.

Other popular destinations for the half term getaway include mainland Spain, Dubai, Turkey and Egypt. For those looking for a city break, passengers can choose from flights to destinations such as Rome, Krakow, Wroclaw, Frankfurt, and Dusseldorf.

Nick Jones, Chief Executive at Newcastle International Airport said: “Our airline partners have reacted to the strong demand for travel from the region by investing in additional capacity from Newcastle for 2022.

“February has seen the restart of flights to many destinations, including Hurghada, Faro and Rome, and we look forward to seeing further flights operating to even more destinations as we head into the spring and the summer season.

“It is wonderful to see more passengers back at the Airport for February half term, with many families finally heading off on a long-awaited holiday.

“As a business we have been working hard to prepare for the increase in passengers that we expect to see between now and the summer season and are very much looking forward to welcoming passengers from across the region back to the Airport.”

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