Lufthansa Group and Newcastle International Airport delegates

Lufthansa's Newcastle-Munich inaugural service takes off

Lufthansa's new route to Germany took off on February 3 with nonstop service from Newcastle to Munich. 

The six-weekly service operates Sunday to Friday and offers leisure and business travellers from the North East an affordable and convenient way to explore Bavaria's capital city. It also provides more than 130 onward connections throughout Europe, Americas and Asia Pacific. Fares start from £86 return. 

Passengers travelling to Munich on the new service were welcomed at check-in at Newcastle Airport with an inaugural celebration to mark the official launch of the new route. Upon arrival into Munich International Airport (T2), passengers will enjoy a five-star service onboard and from Lufthansa's modern hub. 

Munich is renowned for its annual Oktoberfest, beer halls, classical music and landmarks such as the Neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus. This is the first Munich service for Lufthansa from Newcastle. 

Andreas Köster, senior director sales 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."


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