Newcastle Airport revises car parking tariffs

Despite the recent return of some scheduled flights to Newcastle International Airport, the outlook for aviation following the COVID-19 crisis remains very uncertain for potentially a prolonged period of time.

Newcastle is a strong regional airport and we are confident that it will return to its former strength in due course. As part of rebuilding the business we will be working closely with our airlines and business partners to restore connectivity and facilities, however, we must also make some difficult decisions which will include a number of price increases.

From 15th July 2020 the Airport’s ‘gate’ car parking tariffs will be changing. This will include an increase to the Express Car Park tariff to £3 for 10 minutes. This decision has been taken as part of a review of pricing that enables us to offer competitive self-park rates yet respond to challenging business conditions.

As we embark on the long road to recovery, the task of restoring our route network and returning the business to profitability is likely to be challenging. We expect the costs of operating the Airport to exceed income for a period of time. We understand the importance of global connectivity to the region, therefore these price increases need to be introduced so that we can continue to make investments in the Airport, attract high quality airlines and provide the level of customer service our passengers expect.

The new rate remains competitive with other regional airports around the UK, including Manchester, Edinburgh and Leeds-Bradford.

We would like to remind customers that pre-booking car parking in advance is advised, with a range of competitively priced options available on our website. For those customers wishing to travel by alternative means, there is a regular Metro service to the Airport or our onsite Taxi operator Arrow Cars. We will continue to provide passengers 15 minutes free parking in our Short Stay 2 car park and offsite taxi operators can still make use of a free taxi waiting area adjacent to Callerton Parkway.

Comparison of Airport Drop-Off Charges:

Manchester

£3 for 5 minutes

Edinburgh

£3 for 5 minutes

Glasgow

£2 for 10 minutes

Southampton

£2 for 15 minutes

Doncaster

£3 for 15 minutes

Birmingham

£3 for 15 minutes

East Midlands

£4 for 15 minutes

Leeds Bradford

£3 for 10 minutes

Aberdeen

£3 for 10 minutes

Bristol

£3 for 10 minutes

Cardiff

£3 for 10 minutes