Choosing which airport to fly from can cause disagreement when you live in a place like Haxby as we are close to so many options. Our closest major airport is of course Leeds Bradford but it can be challenging to get there via public transport and it also has limitations on which airlines you can fly with – Jet2 & Ryanair being the largest in terms of numbers of flights.
Ignoring Humberside Airport and Durham Tees Valley (due to these being mainly served by a small number of charter flights and KLM) and our next closest airport is Doncaster Sheffield or Robin Hood as it is commonly known as. Its 51 miles from Haxby and takes around one hour and ten minutes in the car to travel there.
We then have Manchester Airport which is 88 miles from Haxby across the M62 (this puts many people off straight away) with a journey time of around one hour and 37 minutes. Manchester Airport does have the largest choice of airlines in the north of England with Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Etihad amongst many other options. But many people find it can be too large as well as being put off by the M62 crossing.
So this is leads us to Newcastle International Airport which lies 91 miles away from Haxby and has a journey time of one hour and 45 minutes. However, once on the A1 it is dual carriageway all the way to the airport entrance. The airport is light with great facilities and larger than Leeds Bradford but smaller than Manchester. This airport is also home to Emirates, Lufthansa (which commenced flying earlier this month) and Easyjet which gives it a large range of destinations in addition to stalwatds such as KLM, Jet2 and TUI.
Newcastle Airport have strong links with Hays Travel Group and as many of you will be aware, Conexo Travel is a member of the Hays Travel Independence Group, and this means we are able to offer you the cheapest rates for parking at Newcastle Airport whether this is long stay or using the Premium Meet and Greet Car Park in the video above.
We can’t recommend Newcastle Airport highly enough so next time you are planning a holiday ask us about the options for holidays flying from Newcastle Airport.