Newcastle Airport showcases new airline and facilities at holiday show for travel agents

Travel agents and suppliers from all over the North East gathered together to learn about the exciting new airlines and facilities that Newcastle International Airport has to offer.

Almost 100 agents from companies such as Hays Travel, TUI and Dawson and Sanderson attended the Newcastle Airport Travel Trade Holiday Show – where they networked with holiday suppliers and airport partners including DoubleTree by Hilton, Balkan Holidays, Celebrity Cruises and long-haul airline Emirates.

The event, which was hosted at the Kings Hotel in Darlington last Thursday (26 SEPT), showcased two of the airport’s newest airlines - Lufthansa and Loganair.

Earlier this year (2019), Lufthansa announced that it will operate a six-times-weekly service direct to Munich commencing from February 3rd 2020.

After opening a base in Newcastle in March (2019), Loganair has since added six new routes to Brussels, Stavanger, Aberdeen, Bergen and Guernsey.

As well as this, agents also had the opportunity to hear about the airport’s special assistance initiatives – including the hidden disabilities lanyard and the newly-opened sensory area.

Katie Greenacre, Aviation Sales Executive at Newcastle International Airport, said: “It was absolutely fantastic to welcome independent agents, large-scale company agents and suppliers to the event.

“It was incredible to see such a turnout from our supportive agents across the region.

“It was a brilliant opportunity for us to showcase all that Newcastle Airport has to offer, including our newest services operated by Loganair and Lufthansa.

“I was also pleased that we could demonstrate to agents all of the steps that the airport has taken to provide the best possible customer experience for passengers, including those requiring special assistance and with hidden disabilities.

“I already can’t wait to see what is in store for next year’s event.”