Newcastle International Airport is celebrating after being named ‘Airport of the Year’ at the North of England Transport Awards.
The airport was presented the title at a ceremony in Leeds by BBC presenter Steph McGovern, after beating tough competition from Doncaster Sheffield and Liverpool John Lennon airports.
Newcastle International has recently invested £20m in upgrades across the airport, including a radar system, gate area modernisation and new terminal flooring – all of which were key factors in securing the title.
The North East’s largest airport, which was also voted Britain’s best airport for a second successive year in the summer, also saw the five millionth passenger pass through the terminal for the first time since 2008.
Nick Jones, chief executive at Newcastle International Airport said: “I’m delighted that Newcastle has been named ‘Airport of the Year’. We’ve had a fantastic 2017, with multi-million pound investment in upgrades throughout the airport and more than five million passengers passing through the terminal for the first time in a decade - it’s really been a year to remember.
“I’m incredibly proud of each and every one of our team at the airport for their continued hard work and dedication that contributes to operating the best airport in the North of England.”
The North of England Transport Awards was launched last year by the Transport Times in a bid to bring the industry together to celebrate its achievements in providing efficient, high quality transport services across the region.