A purpose-built meet and greet car park has opened at Newcastle airport as part of a multi-million pound upgrade.

The Premium Meet & Greet car park is located 30 metres from the terminal.

High-tech photographic booths have also been installed to inspect the condition of each vehicle when it enters and leaves the facility.

Other upgrades include a new ‘Premium Fast Track’ car parking area with extra-wide bays – which is located even closer to the terminal.

The facility, which is already available to book, will open in July.

Airport head of commercial Dean Ward said: “Demand for the meet and greet car parking product has increased dramatically over the last few years.

“In light of this, it is important that we continue to invest in new infrastructure and technology to further improve the high standards of customer experience.

“We look forward to welcoming our first customers through the facility this week and many more over the busy summer period.”