Airport tops the ratings

Newcastle International has been named the UK’s best large airport in the Which? passenger survey.

The poll of more than 10,000 people gave an overall score of 66 per cent to the airport, placing it top of 20 airports that have four million or more passengers each year.

However, it still lags behind the ratings for smaller airports, with London Southend and Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield topping the list with 85 per cent.

Scores were based on ratings for queues at security, check-in and passport control, seating provision and pick-up and drop-off provision.