Newcastle Airport is focusing on new transatlantic flights to the US, despite terror attacks and Brexit uncertainty.
Planning and Corporate Affairs Director, Graeme Mason, says that passengers using the Northern airport have not been put off flying or long haul travel during recent events, citing travellers as ‘unflustered’.
Speaking to The Northern Echo, Mr Manson said, “People work hard all year for their holiday and are determined to go. We are living in a turbulent world, but they are saying life must go on and their breaks are very important to them. We will take stock in relation to the referendum but UK aviation is a very dynamic and strong industry and we are a strong airport; we will keep going forward.”
The airport is now looking at negotiations to renew its New York services. It’s popular United service to New York, which runs from May to December, direct flight operates six times a week and is in high demand since its launch.
Mr Manson added, “As we did last year, we will take stock and see what the plans are for the future, but it’s so far so good. It is a good relationship and United are an excellent airline to work with. We’ve been encouraged by the amount of people coming into the region from the US.”