British Airways is helping travelers celebrate the 75th anniversary of Newcastle International Airport with a £1 round-trip fare, plus taxes, fees and charges, on...

British Airways is helping travelers celebrate the 75th anniversary of Newcastle International Airport (NCL) with a £1 round-trip fare, plus taxes, fees and charges, on its flights between Newcastle and London Heathrow (LHR).

Along with taxes/fees and charges, the £1 fare (which is subject to availability) will mean passengers paying £75 for the round trip, according to British Airways.


The special promotional return fare, which is now being made available from both Newcastle and Heathrow, remains on sale until August 1 in order to coincide with an open day at Newcastle International Airport to commemorate the event.

Customers wanting to take advantage of the special fare will be able to travel between November 1 and November 30, 2010.

The celebrations will also provide a unique opportunity for one of British Airways long-haul captains to fly into his home-town airport.

Captain Stephen Wright, who normally flies passengers between Heathrow and worldwide destinations such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Los Angeles, will take the controls of one of the airline’s 57 Boeing 747-400 aircraft for the short flight between Heathrow and Newcastle on Monday morning.

British Airways Boeing 747-400 G-BNLE takes off from London Heathrow Airport

The 291-seat 747-400 will operate as BA1326, one of British Airways’ six daily scheduled flights between Newcastle and Heathrow’s Terminal 5. It is due to touch down at Newcastle International Airport at 11.10 a.m. local time. The aircraft will then operate as BA1327 for the return flight, with a scheduled departure time of 12.30 p.m.

British Airways offers a selection of hotels for booking in Newcastle, as well as an extensive collection of hotels in London such as the new 4-star Park Plaza Westminster Bridge or the luxurious 5-star Savoy, due to re-open in the autumn after a £200 million refurbishment.