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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Newcastle International Airport ‘behind the scenes’ 7 March 2018

It was not a ‘typical’ Thursday afternoon for those who attended a recent ‘Behind the Scenes Airport Tour’ to Newcastle International Airport arranged by the Tyne and Wear Society of Chartered Accountants.

A group of 12 enjoyed a bespoke tour of certain areas of Newcastle International Airport.

The group were escorted airside across the airfield to the airport fire station for a tour and demonstration of the firefighters tackling a fire.

The group could look around the fire engines used at the airport and also had an opportunity to see the new snow plough that the airport had recently purchased in time for the forecasted bad weather.

Our visit was before the recent snowfall and the ‘Beast from the East’ winds from Siberia where the snow ploughs were used to good effect to clear the runway at the airport.

The tour finished with a presentation in the Airport Boardroom where a video about the airport was played and future developments were discussed. The group were then invited to ask any questions they might have including those about potential future routes and why other routes had been cancelled from the airport schedule.

The Tyne and Wear Society of Chartered Accountants Committee would like to thank Graeme Mason – Planning & Corporate Affairs Director, Mark Hunt – CFO, and Leon McQuaid – Aviation Development Manager for their help and assistance running this event.

The event provided our members with a great opportunity to learn more about the key role Newcastle International Airport plays in supporting the region’s economy by providing important transport links from the north east to key locations around the world.

About Newcastle International Airport

Newcastle International Airport is run as a Public Private Partnership between seven local authorities in the North East region and AMP Capital who each have a 51% and 49% shareholding respectively of the company.

The airport first opened in 1935. Newcastle International Airport is now the largest airport in the North East. It is a jobs generator, supporting 3,450 jobs on site and a further 15,425 across the region. The airport serves a catchment area of the North East, South Scotland, Cumbria, and North Yorkshire and contributes £1.16 billion into the regional economy every year.

The airport serves 80 destinations and 4.8 million passengers thravelled through the airport in 2016. Read more facts about Newcastle International Airport on the airport website.

About Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

Tyne and Wear Society of Chartered Accountants is a branch of Northern Society of Chartered Accountants.

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants represents 4,000 ICAEW members and ACA students working in business and the finance profession across the North East of England, Teesside, Northern Yorkshire and Cumbria. We have been assisting businesses in the north of England and producing chartered accountants for over 130 years.

Members of the Northern Society of Chartered Accountants are ICAEW Chartered Accountants. ICAEW is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports more than 147,000 members worldwide.

As leaders in accountancy, finance and business our members have the knowledge, skills and commitment to maintain the highest professional standards and integrity. Together we contribute to the success of individuals, organisations, communities and economies around the world.

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