Howay the Lederhosen: Lufthansa launches Munich to Newcastle

Lufthansa Munich to Newcastle

Newcastle International welcomed the launch of Munich flights on 03 February. At the launch with the crew were Leon McQuaid, Head of Aviation Development at Newcastle Airport; Andreas Koster, Senior Director of Sales, Lufthansa Group; Richard Knight OBE, COO Newcastle Airport and Kim Di Rollo, Key Account Manager, Lufthansa. The service will be operated by A319s six-weekly, and compliments sister Lufthansa Group carrier Eurowings’ Dusseldorf flights.

Lufthansa added Newcastle International to its growing Munich network on Monday 03 February with a six-weekly service. This is the second Lufthansa Group carrier to serve Newcastle, complementing Eurowings’ six weekly Dusseldorf connection. In total, over 100,000 passengers flew between Newcastle and Germany in 2019. Nick Jones, CEO Newcastle International, said: “We are delighted that Lufthansa has chosen to operate from Newcastle International Airport. As well as opening up Munich as a direct destination, this new route will provide over 130 onward connections throughout Europe and beyond.”

Speaking to at last week’s Routes Americas conference, Ulrich Theis, joint Director of Traffic Development at Munich Airport, said: “It’s great to see Lufthansa placing confidence in the UK market post-Brexit…we look forward to welcoming Newcastle’s passengers to our five-star facilities, and those connecting onwards”.


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