Today, Newcastle International Airport is the UK’s 11th busiest airport, with more than five million travellers a year.
Let’s take a step back in time to see how it looked in the past.
1980s Newcastle Airport Scenes
From YouTube channel Newcastle Upon Tyne & UK – Video from the past. Scenes of Newcastle Airport in 1985. The same channels also has video of Newcastle Airport in 1967 & 1976.
From the Kinolibrary Archive Film Collections comes this footage of the airport in the 1980s.
Concorde: April 1996
On 28th April 1996, Mark Mowbray filmed Concorde at the airport.
The turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner Concorde operated between 1976 and 2003. A maximum of 128 travellers could travel up to twice the speed of sound!
Thanks to Henry Burrows at flikr for the featured image at the top of the page, used under a CC BY-SA 2.0 licence.