Ryanair celebrates 20 years at Newcastle International Airport
Ryanair has marked 20 years of serving Newcastle International Airport. Staff at the airport, along with Ryanair crew and passengers, celebrated with a performance from local Irish dancers and a water salute for the arriving aircraft.
Last year, Ryanair opened a new base at Newcastle International Airport, adding 14 new destinations including Ibiza, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Milan and Krakow.
This year, Ryanair will operate flights to 21 destinations from Newcastle, including Chania, Milan Bergamo, Riga and Zadar, with a new service to Shannon due to start in March 2023.
“What a great way to start 2023 by celebrating 20 years of partnership between Ryanair and Newcastle International Airport,” said Leon McQuaid, Director of Aviation Development, Newcastle International Airport. “This milestone and their recent investments, including the addition of 14 new destinations to a total 21 destinations from Newcastle, demonstrates ongoing confidence in both the airport and region.”
Dara Brady, Director of Digital & Marketing, Ryanair, commented: “As the UK’s most reliable airline, Ryanair is delighted to celebrate 20 years of operations to/from Newcastle Airport where we are currently offering our North Eastern customers the greatest choice of destinations with over 20 to choose from in 2023. Ryanair is driving the UK’s economic recovery through our delivery of year-round tourism, regional investment and job creation and with such a vast selection of sunny hotspots and city break destinations to choose from, Newcastle holidaymakers can start booking their low fare summer holidays.”