Saturday, 23 May 2015
Newcastle - New York flights take off
Non stop flights from Newcastle to New York took off for the first time today. United Airlines will operate five times round trips a week to and from Newark, New Jersey, an alternative to JF Kennedy Airport as a gateway to the Big Apple. The service will run until September 7. David Laws, Newcastle Airport chief executive says the flights have not only proved popular with passengers heading for New York itself but to destinations across the US - from Boston to San Francisco. His staff have also been working with partners in the US to promote travel to the North East of England, Cumbria and North Yorkshire. Newcastle is a convenient jumping off point for Americans who have already done London and are keen to see areas such as the Northumberland coast and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, the Lake District and the North Yorks Moors.