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Woolsington (Newcastle)

Major
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
  • Braathens SAFE
  • Britannia Airways
  • British Airways
  • British Island Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Brymon Airways
  • Channel Airways
  • Dan-Air
  • Debonair
  • Durham UAS
  • Eastern Airways
  • easyJet
  • Emirates
  • Excalibur Airways
  • Executive Air Transport
  • Flybe
  • Gill Aviation
  • Hadrian Group
  • Hunting-Clan Air Transport
  • Jet2.com
  • KLM Cityhopper
  • Lancashire Aircraft Corporation
  • Maersk Air UK
  • Manx2
  • Manx Airlines
  • Monarch Airlines
  • MyTravel Airways
  • Newcastle Flying School
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne Municipal Flying School and Air Centre
  • Northumbria Flying School
  • PTT Aviation Ltd
  • Ryanair
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Silver City Airways
  • SN Brussels Airlines
  • Starways
  • TAP Air Portugal
  • Thomas Cook Airlines
  • Thomson Airways
  • Tyne-Tees Air Charter
  • Wideroe

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

King's Cup Air Race at Woolsington,1952. Courtesy of British Pathé

Predecessor Airfield(s):

Cramlington (Airfield)

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