Newcastle Airport Renaming

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Apparently there is a campaign to rename the airport to Newcastle Sunderland Airport.

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/1...rnational/
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Should change the name of newcastle airport into a historical name, a famous person from the north east of England, plenty other airports got renamed by a famous person


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(15 Jun 2021, 1:30 pm)ASX_Terranova Wrote: Apparently there is a campaign to rename the airport to Newcastle Sunderland Airport.

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/1...rnational/

I'm from Sunderland, and just keep it the way it is........ although... Sunderland Council have a massive stake in it.
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(15 Jun 2021, 1:36 pm)cbma06 Wrote: Should change the name of newcastle airport into a historical name, a famous person from the north east of England, plenty other airports got renamed by a famous person


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Jimmy Nail International Airport has a certain appeal I think
(15 Jun 2021, 1:36 pm)Michael Wrote: I'm from Sunderland, and just keep it the way it is........ although... Sunderland Council have a massive stake in it.


I think it was 51% stake


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(16 Jun 2021, 8:52 am)tcts24 Wrote: Jimmy Nail International Airport has a certain appeal I think


Joseph Swan?
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Sir Bobby Robson would be my call

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don't all the councils in the north east have a stake?

https://www.newcastleairport.com/about-y...%20company.

Councils own 49% between them and a private company owns the other 51%
(15 Jun 2021, 1:30 pm)ASX_Terranova Wrote: Apparently there is a campaign to rename the airport to Newcastle Sunderland Airport.

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/1...rnational/
Strange as it is not exactly between Newcastle and Sunderland.  Mind you, the post indicating that Sunderland Council have a stake would explain why the Metro service changed to provide through trains from the Airport to Sunderland instead of South Shields.
(19 Jun 2021, 6:22 pm)Metroline1511 Wrote: Strange as it is not exactly between Newcastle and Sunderland.  Mind you, the post indicating that Sunderland Council have a stake would explain why the Metro service changed to provide through trains from the Airport to Sunderland instead of South Shields.

Pretty sure it is a legacy of the old T&W County Council and them having shares.
When that was abolished, each of the 'new' authorities, got a percentage of the airport.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
Northumberland and Durham have shares in Newcastle Airport too.

This whole renaming thing just seems to be some random councillor wanting to put his name around, presumably to boost his career lol...