Newcastle International Airport Departures


Check-in times differ depending on the airline and destination. For more specific details, passengers should check the information by contacting the airline or tour operator for advice. Some airlines, including KLM, Air France, British Airways, and EasyJet, have online check-in amenities. Passengers are strongly recommended to check-in at the airport at least three hours before a charter flight and about two hours before a scheduled flight.

Baggage Advice

Newcastle International Airport urges all travelers to follow our luggage policy for a smooth check-in and to minimize security risks. Commuters should consider the following information:

  • Travelers must pack all their bags themselves and not allow anyone to tamper with them or take gifts on behalf of others.
  • Commuters should make sure that all their bags are clearly labeled with names as well as the destination address.
  • Never leave baggage or any of the personal belongings unattended in the building, because it represents a security risk, and as such, they may be destroyed or removed.
  • Sharp items like nail files and scissors should be packed in their main bags and not carried in hand luggage. Any of such items will have to be removed from hand luggage.
  • Travelers should observe the weight allowance indicated on their ticket or online booking confirmation.

Approaching security

When approaching the security area, passengers should try to be ready to go through the security checkpoint. The following tips will help customers to speed up the process:

  • Having a boarding pass available for inspection. There is no need to show a passport at this stage.
  • When carrying any liquid items in a clear resealable plastic bag, commuters may like to take them out of their hand baggage prepared for inspection.
  • Taking off the coat and belt when reaching the front of the queue, so passengers are ready for the X-ray machines.
  • Electrical items like laptops, mobile phones, and tablets will require to go through X-ray machines separately, so getting them ready by taking them out of the hand luggage.
  • X-ray scanners will screen all baggage.
  • Travelers should place hand baggage as well as coat/jacket into a tray.
  • Pushchairs and walking aids are both X-rays screened.
  • Wheelchairs and other mobility aids are thoroughly searched.
  • Passengers may be asked to remove their shoes and other items of clothing or jewelry before passing through the security archway.

For saving time, the facility suggests that commuters carry only valuables and items that are required for the flight in the hand baggage.

Security Scanner

In 2014, Newcastle Airport started operating a security scanner following Department for Transport instructions. Below is indicated information about frequently asked questions regarding the scanner, the selection process, and the reason for its implementation.

The scanner operates alongside the other methods of screening to help Newcastle Airport security staff to identify a variety of items that could be used to cause harm to both aircraft and passengers. The security scanner practices active millimeter wave technology. It will scan the traveler’s body and analyze the data by using Automated Threat Recognition (ATR) software. This software distinguishes any areas where prohibited items may be concealed, which are shown on a standardized stick-figure on a screen. The security representative can then conduct a further targeted hand-search on these recognized areas.

Travelers are randomly picked for security scanning similarly as they are selected for other aviation safety measures, such as the removal of footwear as well as conventional hand searches. The DfT requires passenger selection for security scanning procedures to be made on objective grounds, for example, in response to alarms generated by other security equipment, on a random numerical basis (for a deterrent), or to resolve concerns about clearly defined observed behaviors. Travelers must not be selected based on personal characteristics (like disability, age, race, gender reassignment, religion or belief, gender, and sexual orientation). The practice of selecting individuals for search based on a person’s religion, perceived race, ethnicity, or national origin, is not used at Newcastle Airport. The Code of Practice requires a selection process to be undertaken to make sure that no discrimination takes place.

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