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Woolsington (Newcastle)

Also known as: Newcastle Airport / Newcastle International Airport / Newcastle Municipal / RAF Woolsington
County: Tyne and Wear
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 26 July 1935
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Accessorize
  • AMP Capital
  • Biza Tax & Duty Free
  • Boots
  • Britannia Hotel Newcastle Airport
  • Claire's Accessories
  • Copenhagen Airports A/S
  • Cuba Lily Tax Free
  • Dixons Travel
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
  • Durham County Council
  • JD Sports
  • Kuehne+Nagel Ltd
  • Northumberland County Council
  • Premier Inn Newcastle Airport
  • Servisair 
  • Shell
  • The Kids Store
  • Travelex
  • Traveller
  • WH Smith
  • Whistlestop Convenience Store

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 13 Gp Comms Flight

    No 27 EGS

    No 27 GS

    No 43 E&RFTS

    No 55 OTU

    No 62 OTU

    No 72 Sqn

    No 83 MU

    No 278 Sqn

    No 281 Sqn

    Air 2000

    Air Anglia

    Air France

    Air Malta

    Air Safaris

    Air Southwest

    Airtours International Airways

    Air Transat

    Air UK

    Air Wales

    Allied Flying Group

    Atlantic Airlines

    BA Connect

    BH Air

    Birmingham European Airways

    BKS Aero Charter

    BKS Air Transport


    Braathens SAFE

    Britannia Airways

    British Airways

    British Island Airways

    Brussels Airlines

    Brymon Airways

    Channel Airways



    Durham UAS

    Eastern Airways



    Excalibur Airways

    Executive Air Transport


    Gill Aviation

    Hadrian Group

    Hunting-Clan Air Transport

    KLM Cityhopper

    Lancashire Aircraft Corporation

    Maersk Air UK


    Manx Airlines

    Monarch Airlines

    MyTravel Airways

    Newcastle Flying School

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne Municipal Flying School and Air Centre

    Northumbria Flying School
  • PTT Aviation Ltd



    Scandinavian Airlines

    Silver City Airways

    SN Brussels Airlines


    TAP Air Portugal

    Thomas Cook Airlines

    Thomson Airways

    Tyne-Tees Air Charter


Footage of Woolsington in the 1930s. Courtesy of Northumbrian Cine Transfers

Predecessor Airfield(s):

Cramlington (Airfield)

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