Starbucks will open a new coffee shop at Newcastle Airport, and it’ll be open in time for the summer holiday.

The new store comes as part of refurbishment works at the airport including a revamp at security ahead of the busy summer getaway.

The coffeehouse is set to open in May and will be located on the downstairs check-in concourse, available to all departing and arriving passengers.

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Dean Ward, Director of Commercial at Newcastle International Airport said: “We are continually investing to enhance the customer experience at Newcastle Airport, and this Starbucks will increase the variety of refreshments available to the travelling public.

The Northern Echo: How the new Starbucks store will look inside.How the new Starbucks store will look inside. (Image: PR)

Newcastle Airport has something for everyone, and this new store will bring back the popular high-street brand to the Airport, offering quality coffee and light food concessions.”

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The airport has also teased a “significant investment programme” in the next 18 months which will see the current departure lounge eateries modernised and extended.

The Northern Echo: How the new Starbucks store will look.How the new Starbucks store will look. (Image: Newcastle Airport)

Work on the new venue is already underway with the normal range of hot and cold food and drinks set to be available.

Bosses say the store will have a contemporary design, comfortable seating and free Wi-Fi.

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Cathy Granby, Business Development Director at SSP, the franchisee which runs a selection of establishments at the airport, said: “We’re delighted to be re-introducing Starbucks to passengers at Newcastle Airport.

The Northern Echo: How the new Starbucks store will look.How the new Starbucks store will look. (Image: PR)

“We know how important sustainability is to our customers, and as part of our continued partnership with Starbucks, we’re focussed on delivering solutions that minimise our impact on the environment, such as expanded plant-based food options, reusable packaging, and better food waste management processes.”

It comes as new airlines land at the airport this year including Turkish airline Sun Express with flights to Antalya and Greek carrier AEGEAN with flights to Athens throughout the summer.