During the pandemic, the number of flights in and out of Newcastle Airport (and across the globe) has fallen dramatically. The benefits for the environment and global warming have been significant and the reduction in noise pollution has been huge BUT the UK government is now removing almost all pandemic restrictions.
The aviation industry - including Newcastle Airport - is in dire financial straits and is desperately trying to claw back its losses, trying to get back to where it was before covid.
Noise will get bad again and emissions will rise and help to further accelerate global warming
Emissions from aviation and associated activities are affecting the environment badly. Only a small percentage of people in the UK and across the planet use aviation but its effect is much larger and damages us all
How and why the noise from Newcastle Airport become worse for people living close to flightpaths.