Newcastle International Airport (IATA: NCL, ICAO: EGNT) is located in Woolsington, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, 5 NM (9.3 km; 5.8 mi)
north-west of the city centre. In 2012 it was the 11th busiest airport in the United Kingdom.
The airport mainly serves Northumberland, Tyneside and Wearside. The airport competes with the smaller Durham Tees Valley Airport for passengers travelling
from and to County Durham and Teesside. Passengers from Cumbria, North Yorkshire and southern Scotland also use the airport, the nearest similar sized airport
being Leeds Bradford Airport to the south and the larger Edinburgh and Glasgow International airports to the north. In terms of passenger numbers, Newcastle
is the third largest airport in the North of England, after Manchester Airport and Liverpool Airport.