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Old January 12th, 2007, 12:23 AM   #21
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I would expect so yes.

We were doing really well too, about 180,000 on last year, believe it or not it finished at something like 30,000.

I don't know. The numbers were the same mid December though, so I'm hoping they need to be updated yet.

I expect thinngs will pick up though with this news and the New York stuff too.
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Old January 13th, 2007, 04:12 AM   #22
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Great news this flight to Dubai...Lets hope NYC follows.
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Old January 13th, 2007, 05:09 PM   #23
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What happened with Easyjet and NCL?
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 05:55 PM   #24
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What do you mean?

Anyway here is some images of the new 4 story 187 bedroom hotel proposed near the airport:











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Old January 23rd, 2007, 09:51 PM   #25
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Old January 24th, 2007, 03:12 AM   #26
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that looks damn good for an airport hotel!
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Old February 16th, 2007, 05:09 PM   #27
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I would expect so yes.

We were doing really well too, about 180,000 on last year, believe it or not it finished at something like 30,000.

I don't know. The numbers were the same mid December though, so I'm hoping they need to be updated yet.

I expect thinngs will pick up though with this news and the New York stuff too.
The figures weren't final

They have been updated, and after analyzing both I found that the airport had about 220,000 more passangers last year than in 2005

I expect it will be even more this year with the new flight routes and Emirates starting in September. I heard on the news a few weeks ago that the airport is expecting around 6,000,000 this year
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Old February 16th, 2007, 05:14 PM   #28
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With future expansion in mind I think Newcastle Airport really needs a rail link to the ECML and a further link from Heaton across the Tyne to connect with the Leamside line and Sunderland line near Pelaw. But not just that, a tram/metro link through Newcatsle's west end and connecting with the current underground line at St James Park along with a new motorway from the A1(M) near Chester-le-Street around to Newcastle Airport and then connecting with the A19/A1 at Seaton Burn would prove very useful aswell and would accomodate greater passenger numbers.
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 11:18 AM   #29
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Old February 24th, 2007, 03:58 PM   #31
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Thanks for the pics mate!
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Old February 26th, 2007, 05:17 PM   #32
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Beautiful tower !!

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Old February 28th, 2007, 10:05 AM   #33
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I was pleasantly surprised by NCL & the Tee & Wee Metro last july.

Pretty much seemless connection from Newcastle Central (I got the train down from Edinburgh) to the airport on the metro in peak hour, checkin desks open before they were officially supposed to (I flew HLX to Hannover (onward connection next again day to Dubrovnik)) and had a good amount of bars where I proceeded to get absolutely shitfaced with a few local Geordie chavs on their way to Germany (great guys actually ) and boarded my brand spanking new Yellow Pages-yellow 737 very comfortably.

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Old February 28th, 2007, 01:04 PM   #34
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I'm planning on flying with HLX from Newcastle to Hannover soon, what are they like?

Impressed that on their website they are offering tickets for DB rail journey's aswell.
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 01:49 AM   #35
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I was pleasantly surprised by NCL & the Tee & Wee Metro last july.

Pretty much seemless connection from Newcastle Central (I got the train down from Edinburgh) to the airport on the metro in peak hour, checkin desks open before they were officially supposed to (I flew HLX to Hannover (onward connection next again day to Dubrovnik)) and had a good amount of bars where I proceeded to get absolutely shitfaced with a few local Geordie chavs on their way to Germany (great guys actually ) and boarded my brand spanking new Yellow Pages-yellow 737 very comfortably.

Very impressed actually.

Yeah the Metro is really an excellent sevice. Tynesiders take it for granted, and should appreciate it more imo.

From the airport to the city to the coast to the suburbs it'll take you almost anywhere you want to go and some places you dont!

If you like trains like me (no im not a train spotter!) Riding north or south through the great big tunnel under the city is a great urban rail experience then all of a sudden you pop out onto the QE2 bridge over to Gateshead and the views are stunning!

I also like the part when you come from Byker towards the city centre and you go onto that high bridge, again you get some terrific views!

However, that stretch from North Shields to Byker is not for the faint hearted at night!

I used to have to make that journey three times a week at 11:00pm back when I was a teenager in the late 90's and it used to scare the shit out of me!

All sorts used to happen like bricks through the windows, chavers putting the windows out with baseball bats and I can still remember that sickly feeling when a group of 'dodgy' lads got on the train!

Terrifying!
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 01:21 PM   #36
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The official 2006 figures are up for 2006.

2004 4,707,818
2005 5,187,182
2006 5,431,976


That is an improvement of 244,794 (higher than the 220,000 I previously expected) passangers on the previous year. Not as much as 2004/2005, but still good. And with the Emirates flights starting in September to locations across the world, I expect 2007 will be better, and that next year will be much better
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Old March 24th, 2007, 02:52 PM   #37
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My friend who is a councellor for the area near the Airport says a deal has been agreed to start running JFK services next year too.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 04:32 PM   #38
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when do you all reckon they might start a plan for a second runway at newcastle airport?
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Old March 24th, 2007, 08:48 PM   #39
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Hopefully if the new inter-continental flights do well (Emirates and those to JFK) there should be interest for even more, and another runway could be planned around 2010? Completed 2011/2012? Possibly?
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Old March 28th, 2007, 12:08 AM   #40
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Hopefully if the new inter-continental flights do well (Emirates and those to JFK) there should be interest for even more, and another runway could be planned around 2010? Completed 2011/2012? Possibly?
Do you think a second runway would run parallel to the existing one?

Presumably it would be over a kilometre longer aswell?

If the inter-continental flights succeed then Newcastle Airport is definitley going to need an electrified heavy rail link from the ECML.
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