`

Newcastle Airport issues safety reminder as it expects another busy summer

Newcastle International Airport is expecting another busy summer.
Newcastle International Airport is expecting another busy summer.

Newcastle International Airport near Ponteland is preparing for a busy summer.

With more than a million passengers expected to travel through the terminal, officials are encouraging people to be ‘Travel Aware’.

Outbound passengers are reminded that permitted items include liquids, gels and pastes packed into hold baggage in clear containers that hold 100ml or less; foods or powders should be packed into hold baggage; liquids to be used during the trip for medical purposes or special dietary requirements, including baby food, are allowed; sharp items, projectile-firing weapons, and dangerous goods are strictly prohibited.

Jon Sunderland, security manager at Newcastle International Airport, said: “With a little bit of preparation, there’s a lot our passengers can do to ensure they have a quick, hassle-free experience here at Newcastle Airport.

“The safety and security of our passengers and staff is the airport’s top priority.”

The world’s fifth happiest airport is also encouraging passengers to behave responsibly as they prepare to travel.

In July 2016, Newcastle International signed up to the Aviation Industry Code of Practice on Disruptive Passengers, aimed at creating a common, consistent approach that co-ordinates and enhances existing efforts to prevent and minimise disruptive passenger behaviour.

Jon added: “While disruptive behaviour is very rare at Newcastle Airport, we would remind and urge all those travelling to act responsibly and respect their fellow passengers, to make sure everyone has the best possible experience both here and on their journey.”

For more information on travelling to and from Newcastle International Airport, visit www.newcastleairport.com/security-advice