easyJet celebrates flying 20 million passengers with flight giveaway at Newcastle International Airport

  • easyJet has flown 20 million passengers to and from Newcastle International Airport since launching services over 15 years ago
  • A lucky traveller at Newcastle International Airport was awarded a pair of easyJet flight tickets to mark the milestone
  • easyJet has entered into a new long-term agreement with Newcastle International Airport.

easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has celebrated flying 20 million passengers to and from Newcastle International Airport. The airline and airport marked the significant milestone by awarding free easyJet flights on the Newcastle network to a lucky traveller.

Sophie Westlake, from Newcastle, was surprised by Airport staff and easyJet cabin crew as she checked in for her flight to Barcelona.

Sophie, who was jetting off to celebrate her 40th birthday with three of her friends, said: “I can’t believe it, I’m so surprised – I never win anything.

“This is the best birthday gift I could have asked for, I can’t thank the airport and easyJet enough for this amazing surprise.”

easyJet has also entered into a new long term agreement with Newcastle International Airport, reinforcing its commitment to maintaining a continuous operation in the region, since launching services in 2003.

The airline now offers a network of 14 destinations, providing customers with a great variety of leisure and business destinations such as Bristol, Belfast, Malta, Tenerife, Majorca and Split.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said:

We are delighted to be celebrating flying over 20 million passengers to and from Newcastle International Airport.

For over 15 years we have been providing passengers with a variety of destinations from Newcastle, all with low fares and great service. By entering into a new long term agreement with the airport, we are pleased to be reaffirming our commitment to our customers in Newcastle.

“I also have to thank our fantastic customers who travel to and from Newcastle for their loyalty and support.”

Leon McQuaid, Head of Aviation Development at Newcastle Airport, added:

“Being able to welcome the 20 millionth easyJet passenger through the airport is a real testament to the airline and our long standing relationship.

“Thanks to easyJet our leisure passengers can enjoy popular year-round sun destinations such as Malta and Faro, and the business community can easily access the likes of Barcelona and Geneva. Passengers can also take advantage of the airline’s strong domestic connections, to the likes of Belfast, Bristol and Jersey.

“We are proud that easyJet has served the North East for over 15 years and we look forward to many more years to come.”

To book and for more information about easyJet’s Newcastle network visit www.easyjet.com