Passengers spoilt for choice with Newcastle Airport's huge Winter Getaway Programme

Newcastle International Airport is getting into the festive spirit early with its huge winter getaway programme – which will leave passengers spoilt for choice.

Whether passengers wish to visit Santa in his Lapland grotto, or would rather sample the delights of a European Christmas market, Newcastle International have festive breaks all wrapped up.

Throughout November and December, North East travellers can take two-night trips with Jet2CityBreaks to a number of different Christmas market destinations, including Berlin, Copenhagen, Munich and Vienna – which boasts over 20 markets across the city.

Alternatively, travellers can book up for an adventure-filled, family trip to Lapland. From day trips to four night stays – Lapland offers something for all the family. Enjoy husky-sleigh rides through the snow, take a trip to see the Santa Claus’ reindeers or visit the man himself at his stunning snow-topped home.

Transun, TUI, Thomas Cook, Inghams and Santa’s Lapland all offer different trips throughout December to the legendary Santa’s Village, in Finland, each designed to make any believer’s dreams come true.

For something a little further afield, Jet2CityBreaks are once again whisking passengers away for four or five night trips to New York throughout this month (NOV) until the end of December - where travellers can choose to experience the Thanksgiving Day Parade, or watch the world famous Times Square ball drop on New Year’s Eve.

After all the festivities, the North East travelling public could start 2019 in style with a once in a lifetime trip to see the magical Aurora Borealis – more commonly known as the northern lights. Jet off with either Jet2CityBreaks, Superbreak or Transun direct from Newcastle International Airport to Iceland on selected dates between January and March 2019.

There are still an abundance of options for passengers who prefer to organise their own festive trip, rather than go for a package holiday – including flights to Berlin or Barcelona with EasyJet, to Brussels with Flybmi or to Dusseldorf with Eurowings.

Over 1.5 million holidaymakers are set to travel from the region’s biggest airport between November 2018 and March 2019.

Leon McQuaid, Head of Aviation Development at Newcastle International Airport, said: “Winter is always a special time of year here at the airport and this year is no exception. From Lapland to New York, the North East travelling public are spoilt for choice with the variety of seasonal trips we have on offer.”

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