Airport hails New York service

United Airlines flight attendants James Kelly and Lulu Riedstra greet Leon McQuaid, Newcastle International Airport Aviation Development Manager, as he arrives in a New York taxi at Newcastle International Airport.
United Airlines flight attendants James Kelly and Lulu Riedstra greet Leon McQuaid, Newcastle International Airport Aviation Development Manager, as he arrives in a New York taxi at Newcastle International Airport.

Ponteland got a bite of the Big Apple this week to give a taste of what’s to come.

A New York taxi, complete with United Airlines cabin crew on board, called into Newcastle International Airport.

The visit was to mark the airline’s new non-stop service from Newcastle to New York, which will take off on May 23.

Pictured are flight attendants James Kelly and Lulu Riedstra, with Newcastle International Airport Aviation Development Manager Leon McQuaid trying out the taxi.