31 Jan 2017

Airport Strikes Deal with Middlesbrough Football Club

Newcastle International Airport has completed a deal on deadline day of the January transfer window after signing up to become a partner of Middlesbrough Football Club.

A deal has been agreed until the end of the season between the Premier League club and the North East’s biggest airport with an option to extend the partnership.

As part of the agreement, the airport’s logo, ‘Newcastle International: Your Airport’, will be on display throughout The Riverside Stadium and across the club’s social media platforms.

The airport will work closely with the club to highlight new developments and will look to benefit the local community with tickets and flight giveaways throughout the season.

Located less than an hour’s drive from The Riverside, this latest partnership comes as Newcastle Airport looks to continue to grow its catchment area in southern parts of the North East.

With over 80 direct destinations on offer, Middlesbrough fans can discover the world from the airport recently voted the most punctual small airport in the world.

John Irving, Business Development Director at Newcastle International Airport, said: “Its exciting times to be a Middlesbrough fan with the team back in the Premier League and we are delighted to have signed this exciting partnership.

“Our goal is to be the UK’s most welcoming airport and as we start to see more Boro’ shirts in the terminal, we believe this partnership offers the perfect platform for us to highlight all of the great destinations available from Newcastle International.”

Lee Fryett, Head of Partnerships at Middlesbrough Football Club, said: “We are delighted to announce Newcastle International Airport as our latest partner.

"As our partnership programme continues to grow it’s great to be able to add another regional partner whose services can be of a benefit to our fan base. We are also looking forward to working with the airport to promote its service and help promote the region internationally.”

Discover The World

Discover the World from Your Airport and see where you can travel. For more information about flights from Newcastle Airport, visit http://www.newcastleairport.com/discover.

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About Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle International Airport is the largest airport in the North East. It is a jobs generator, supporting 12,200 jobs, including 3,200 onsite.

Newcastle International Airport is a public private partnership. Seven local authorities own 51% of the airport company; Durham County Council, Gateshead MB Council, Newcastle City Council, Northumberland Council, North Tyneside Council, South Tyneside Council and Sunderland City Council. 49% is owned by AMP Capital.

The Airport serves a catchment area of the North East, South Scotland, Cumbria, and North Yorkshire and contributes directly £581 million into the regional economy every year.

In 2016 4.8 million passengers passed through the airport. Newcastle International Airport connects to more than 80 destinations directly and provides customers with access via a wider global network through London Heathrow, Paris, Barcelona, Brussels, Amsterdam, Dublin, Copenhagen and Dubai.

For flight information, news and the latest updates and advice from Newcastle Airport, please visit:

WEBSITE: www.newcastleairport.com
TWITTER: @NCLairport
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/nclairport