Guide to Newcastle Airport

Contributors: Tony Sales, whistler
Updated Thursday 22nd December, 2011


Latitude: N55° 2' 16"
Longitude W1° 41' 32"

Sunrise Today: 07:17
Sunset Today: 17:23

Newcastle Airport is located in Newcastle upon Tyne, about 6 miles (11 km) north-west of the city centre. In 2006 it was the tenth busiest airport in the United Kingdom.

It is one of the fastest growing regional airports, and in 2007 it gained its first scheduled long-haul flight, a daily Emirates service to Dubai.

The Airport has had a long battle on it's hands, the main one being gaining a flight to New York. American Airlines originally announced the route but pulled out due to high fuel prices.

The second is with former manager John Parkin, who recieved a £6 million bonus before leaving to join Leeds Bradford Airport, since then, the airport has tried to get the bonus off him.

Scheduled Airlines:

Air France operated by Brit Air - CRJ in summer bae 146 in winter operated by cityjet
British Airways - A319, A320, A321
Brussels Airlines operated by BMI Regional - ERJ-145
Eastern Airways - Jetstream 41, SAAB 2000 ERJ-145
easyJet - A319
Emirates - A330
Flybe - Dash 8 (sometimes ERJ-190) - B737, B757
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines - Fokker 70, B737 ERJ-190 FOKKER 100
Lufthansa - CRJ900
Ryanair - B737
Manx2 - Fairchild Metroliner
Widerøe - Dash 8 400 OR 300

Charter Airlines:

Air Malta - A320
Air Transat - A310
BH Air - A320
Iberworld - A320
Onur Air - A320, A321
Thomas Cook Airlines - B757
Thomson Airways - B737, B757, B767


FedEx Express (operated by Farnair), ATR 42
Royal Mail (operated by Jet2) - B737
royal mail filghts are only jet 2 b737-300

Radio Frequencies Radio Frequencies

Radar: 124.375 284.60
ATIS: 118.375
Director: 125.825
Tower: 119.7
Ground 121.725
Swissport 122.05
Smart Handling 131.90
Servisair 130.6
Samson 130.65
airport fire 121.600

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Newcastle Airport Weather

All times on the weather descriptions are local

Observed at 00:00 - (8 days 14 hrs ago)


Dew Point: °C
Runway in Use: Unable to determine, wind is clam


A sample of the upcoming movements for Newcastle.

We do not current have any movements for Newcastle Airport.

Photo Spot Spot A - Inside car park

Go to the terminal, facing the dorrs, then, turn left til you see the car hire spot, you should get a view of the Eastern Airways planes and maybe a few pushing back.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates
(Some locations may not be next to a road but the sat nav should get you pretty close using these co-ordinates)

Latitude: N55° 2' 19" (N55° 2.315')
Longitude: W1° 42' 37" (W1° 42.624')

Photo Spot Spot B - Outside of airport (Runway 07)

This works best when aircraft are landing on 07.

Go to Callerton Parkway Metro Station and go along the road past the pub. NOT THE ONE WITH THE ROAD-RAIL CROSSING. Follow it until you reach the approach lights, there, you should see a wooden gate, go throught it and there will be a small hill with a rusty petal gate resting against barbed wire, stand there and get your camera ready for some great shots.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates
(Some locations may not be next to a road but the sat nav should get you pretty close using these co-ordinates)

Latitude: N55° 1' 57" (N55° 1.95')
Longitude: W1° 42' 28" (W1° 42.468')


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Photo Spot Spot C - Outside Airport (Runway 25)

Best when aircraft are landing on 25.

Go along the road at the top of 25 and find the junction, park your car there and simply stand and wait for planes, you will see them coming from a way away on a clear day and is in use much more than 07.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates
(Some locations may not be next to a road but the sat nav should get you pretty close using these co-ordinates)

Latitude: N55° 2' 40" (N55° 2.668')
Longitude: W1° 40' 12" (W1° 40.204')


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Comments Comments About This Airport / Guide

Posted by: Peter Oliver United Kingdom
Tuesday 17th January, 2017 at 11:53 GMT
When landing please use runway 25L
Posted by: 111 United Kingdom
Thursday 24th March, 2016 at 15:23 GMT
Don't go right up to the fence or you'll be moved on
Posted by: Kirstey6 United Kingdom
Saturday 6th February, 2016 at 16:23 GMT
Hi, my daughter and i are wanting to come to view some planes. We are in Darlington and Durham Tees Valley isn't very busy. Is there anywhere best to go for viewing? Im not sure where to park or would it be best to get the train and metro? It seems a shame they have closed the rooftop viewing area as mentioned by others, that would have been ideal!
Posted by: kevin hughes United Kingdom
Wednesday 30th April, 2014 at 14:11 GMT
Is the roof top spotting area still open as thinking of visiting in the next week or two from Manchester thanks
Posted by: warren s United Kingdom
Saturday 25th August, 2012 at 08:08 GMT
in the near future are we ever goind to see the airbus 380 at newcastle airport egnt
Posted by: Aydon United Kingdom
Friday 21st October, 2011 at 05:29 GMT
Having just moved back to the area I am gutted we cannot take my kids to watch the planes at "Jims Airport" as we used to call it. My Gran used to take us every holiday for a bottle of pop a bit of a run around and watch the planes.
Its a sign of the times ....Cold, unfriendly, commercial, in out pay here! :-(
Posted by: warren s United Kingdom
Saturday 9th July, 2011 at 20:11 GMT
newcastle airport was a very friendly airport i took my children to the viewing area on the rooflots of other children with parents and grannies newcastle airport is now a cold unfriendly airport no viewing area for all our north east children and granniesto enjoy these wonderful aircraft takeing off and landing the airport has blanked them of take a leaf from manchester airport wonderful place for looking at aircraft boo to newcastle airport
Posted by: chris graham United Kingdom
Tuesday 19th April, 2011 at 09:59 GMT
Was that a boeing 707 that took off from newcastle at 10 35 approx this morning cargo or passenger
Posted by: StevieH United Kingdom
Friday 18th March, 2011 at 10:10 GMT
You can spot from location A but will be moved on by Police or Security, Location B now has a new gate and same as location A, police and security will move you on. Only one location for when runway 07 is in use is the road to Black Callerton.
Posted by: Steve12345 United Kingdom
Saturday 26th February, 2011 at 21:08 GMT
hey, after getting spotting advice off this website, one of the sites suggested was the site "spot b" shown above, and after looking at it i wasn't sure whether it was legal or not to go on the field as i wasn't going to risk trespassing :/ can anyone help me out ? is spoting on that field "spot b" legal? Also as i walked past that field only today not only had they replaced the gate but on the lampost next to it there was a notice saying that the council had got planning permission to build a carpark on "site b". thanks :)
Posted by: leo United Kingdom
Wednesday 10th November, 2010 at 16:22 GMT
was that a 707 flew in this morning 10 11 2010
Posted by: Jet2 pete United Kingdom
Thursday 25th February, 2010 at 10:45 GMT
The shot of the klm is definatly NOT taken from landside! The only way that view can be had is from within the terminal departure lounge!

EGNT is not the best for viewing aircraft on the ground, security are very much anti-spotter. Only locations valid on this page are at the end of both runways. If anyone parks on the frieght village road,they will be moved on. Just a word of warning guys.

Posted by: Tony United Kingdom
Saturday 6th February, 2010 at 21:28 GMT
Posted by: Tony United Kingdom
Saturday 6th February, 2010 at 21:28 GMT
Posted by: Tony United Kingdom
Saturday 6th February, 2010 at 21:27 GMT
Posted by: OMG Algeria
Monday 12th October, 2009 at 09:14 GMT
Posted by: Harry Harwood United Kingdom
Wednesday 26th August, 2009 at 20:22 GMT
Hello, i am hoping to be visiting newcastle aiport and i will be travellin by train / foot where are the best places to be for planes arriving / departing

Posted by: kingjacko22 United Kingdom
Tuesday 18th August, 2009 at 17:35 GMT
fly boy

sorry, it used to have detailed descriptions before the site update, im going to try and get them back up
Posted by: fly boy United Kingdom
Sunday 31st May, 2009 at 15:04 GMT
very bad
Posted by: Michael Clews United Kingdom
Sunday 12th April, 2009 at 15:52 GMT
The best place to go would be t the threshold of runway 25 just on the coach lane junction of the map.

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