Newcastle-Sunderland International Airport is the primary airport of the North East England region. Located to the north of the City of Newcastle Upon Tyne in Ponteland, Northumberland, the airport is jointly owned by a number of local authorities, including the City of Sunderland.
First created in 1935, the commercialisation of the airport into a regional transport hub was consolidated in the 1960s and 70s. Now, it serves a growing range of direct destinations, including to cities all over Europe, Orlando in Florida, Dubai, Cape Verde and more. Through connecting flights prominently serviced through KLM (Amsterdam), Emirates and Cityjet (Paris), the airport reaches most major cities in the world.
The airport is well connected to regional transport infrastructure being strategically situated on the A1, allowing swift access to Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland and Durham, and is also the terminus of the Tyne-Wear Metro which offers another direct link into Wearside going as far as South Hylton.