Lufthansa now offers a new route, six flights a week, Sunday to Friday, to Munich, Bavaria’s capital city.
Passengers on the new service were welcomed at check-in at Newcastle Airport with an inaugural celebration.
Munich is renowned for its annual Oktoberfest, beer halls, classical music, and iconic landmarks such as the Neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus.
Announcing the new flight, Andreas Köster, Senior Sales Director for UK, Ireland & Iceland, Lufthansa Group said: “We are delighted to be able to offer passengers in the North East with an additional and convenient new route into Germany. At Lufthansa, we pride ourselves on being a premium, full-service, five-star airline and in connecting our customers to one of our two major hubs with our world-wide network. This new service will connect our customers from Newcastle to exciting cities and cultures in Europe and beyond.”
Nick Jones, Chief Executive at Newcastle International Airport said:
“We are delighted that Lufthansa, a globally-renowned, five-star airline, has chosen to operate from Newcastle International Airport. Watching the first flight take to the skies this morning was a very proud moment for the Airport and an important milestone for the region. As well as opening up Munich as a direct destination, this new route will provide over 130 onward connections throughout Europe and beyond – providing both our business and leisure passengers with more choice and flexibility in 2020. I hope that the North East travelling public support and enjoy using this new service.”
Cllr Iain Malcolm, Leader of South Tyneside Council and Lead of the LA7 local authority shareholder adds:
“The commencement of this new route is extremely positive news, not only for Newcastle International Airport but also for the North East. It demonstrates the confidence that operators have in Newcastle International and will provide a convenient connection from the North East into Munich – enhancing the connectivity of our region for both business and leisure passengers. Newcastle Airport remains the number one international gateway of choice for people travelling to and from the North East.”
As part of Lufthansa Group’s ongoing good gas efforts, passengers can offset bad gas by opting to buy Sustainable Aviation Fuel, or supporting a reforestation project in Nicaragua, or a combination of both.