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Timing is Everything: How to Save 40% or More on Holiday Flights from Leeds and Newcastle

Flying out of Newcastle or Leeds on holiday? Find out the cheapest months to travel to destinations like Lanzarote, Barcelona and New York, according to our analysis of Skyscanner data. Plus learn how far in advance to buy your tickets in order to secure the best deals.

Depending on when you book your holiday flights, you might pay anywhere from 43% less up to 185% more than the average fare to your destination. There are two factors at play: the month you travel and how far in advance you book your flights (and, of course, which airports you're flying to and from). Before you book your next holiday out of Leeds or Newcastle, check your destination below to see if you're booking efficiently.

Cheapest Months to Fly from Newcastle and Leeds, by Destination

The month in which you fly can have a massive impact on the price you pay for airfare, but the cheapest months to travel can vary considerably depending on your destination. Additionally, the size of the discount you secure for flying during a "cheap" month will vary depending on your destination. For example, analysis of Skyscanner data over the past two years showed that the biggest discounts for those in the North East were achieved by those flying from Leeds to Gran Canaria during November, when flights cost 51% less than the average cost of fares along the route, and Newcastle to Dalaman in April, when fares ran 55% less than average for the route.

Chart showing savings by booking flights from Newcastle during certain months to specific destinations
Chart showing savings by booking flights from Leeds during certain months to specific destinations
Flying From NewcastleFlying From Leeds
Month with Cheapest FaresAverage DiscountMonth with Cheapest FaresAverage Discount
AmsterdamJanuary, May, June, October and November5%April, May, August, September, October and December6%
BangkokMay, September13%n/a
DublinJanuary, September27%September21%
Gran Canarian/aNovember51%
LondonDecember7%May to October6%
MalagaApril and November20%January40%
New YorkNovember15%n/a
ParisJanuary, August, September and November7%May, August11%

How Far Ahead Should You Book?

In many cases, spontaneous holidaymakers booking last minute can find great deals out of Leeds and Newcastle. For example, the biggest discounts to sunny Lanzarote, Ibiza, Tenerife and Gran Canaria were found on last-minute fares, with plane tickets from Newcastle and Leeds costing 15% to 40% less when booked within two months of flying versus flights booked with more notice. On the other hand, those travelling to Amsterdam, Bangkok, Belfast, Bristol, London, Paris and Southampton secured the cheapest fares for flights booked more than a year out.

Chart showing how far in advance to book for the best deals out of Newcastle
Chart showing how far in advance to book for the best deals out of Leeds
Flying From NewcastleFlying From Leeds
Best Time to Book in Advance (months)DiscountBest Time to Book in Advance (months)Discount
Alicante520%5, 717%
Bristol15, 2016%n/a
Dublin3, 415%13, 1522%
Gran Canarian/a140%
London2217%14, 18, 19, 247%
Malaga4, 623%721%
New York59%n/a
Tenerife0, 223%218%


To find out the cheapest times to book and the cheapest times to fly out of Leeds and Newcastle, for those living in North East England, we analysed data from Skyscanner. Note: while the results can indicate trends they do not guarantee which times or months will be cheapest for future bookings. Before booking, check alternate flights to help you decide if you're getting a good price or not. Regardless of when you book, be sure to buy a suitable travel insurance plan to protect your holiday and your finances, unless you already have cover in place.

Erin Yurday

Erin Yurday is the Founder and Editor of NimbleFins. Prior to NimbleFins, she worked as an investment professional and as the finance expert in Stanford University's Graduate School of Business case writing team. Read more on LinkedIn.


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