Business expansion
United Kingdom
North East; Northumberland and Tyne and Wear; Tyneside
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.2 - Support activities for transportation

450 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
24 August 2009
Employment effect (start)
24 August 2009
Foreseen end date


Newcastle Airport has announced the creation of 450 jobs, as a result of airline Jet2 flying to four new destinations from there from summer 2010. 100 of the new positions will be at the airport with the remainder in supporting industries. Jet2 already flies to 14 destinations from the city and predicts that it will fly 400,000 passengers to and from Newcastle Airport in the coming year. Jet2.com chief executive Philip Meeson said: "We've been flying from Newcastle for four years and progressively our passenger numbers have grown. The airport has got great connections and a fantastic catchment area - it draws people from all over the north and Scotland." No details were given on numbers currently employed at the site or the date by which the new jobs are expected to be operational.


  • 24 August 2009: BBC Website


Eurofound (2009), Newcastle Airport, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 69475, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69475.