Newcastle International Airport to Open

Newcastle International Airport to Open
Newcastle International Airport flights return next week with 10 rules for passengers. All passengers must wear masks, as bosses at Newcastle International Airport welcome the news.

Flights from Newcastle International Airport Newcastle International Airport will resume from next week. Passengers will initially be able to fly to Amsterdam and Aberdeen, with flights to Spain and France expected later in the month.

However, passengers must follow strict new safety rules. All passengers must wear face masks inside the terminal, while a trial to check people’s temperatures will be held.

“This has been a very challenging period for aviation so it is pleasing that we are now taking cautious and carefully planned steps forward,” said Nick Jones, Chief Executive of Newcastle International Airport.

“We will continue to work with the Government, our airlines and other business partners to ensure our customers and employees are as safe as possible. Aviation is critical to kick-starting the economy so to have airlines ready to restore connectivity is positive news for both the Airport and the wider North East”.

From Monday, Loganair will commence six flights per week to Aberdeen and KLM five flights per week to Amsterdam.

In the second half of June, easyJet will commence up to four flights a week to Belfast, Eastern Airways up to six flights per week to Aberdeen and double-daily weekday flights to Southampton.

Loganair will add an additional six flights per week to Southampton and Air France up to five flights every week to Paris.

Ryanair is also expected to commence two flights per week to Alicante.

Further flights are scheduled to begin operating throughout July and August.

And the airport has published ten rules all passengers must follow to fly. They are:

1. Anyone displaying COVID-19 symptoms or who has a member of their household self-isolating should not come to the Airport.
2. Only car parks without human touch points will be in operation.
3. A trial of temperature testing technology will be undertaken.
4. Face masks must be worn within the terminal building.
5. Only passengers and staff to enter the terminal.
6. Intensive cleaning and hygiene regime throughout the building.
7. Two metre social distancing enforced where possible.
8. Initially, there will be no shops or restaurants in operation.
9. Covid-19 prevention training for all customer facing staff.
10. Specific measures to ensure the safety of all staff.

The airport is expecting government guidance for aviation to be published in the near future and will update any measures in line with this guidance.

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