Lufthansa announces new Newcastle -Munich service

German airline Lufthansa has recently commenced a nonstop service from Newcastle to Munich.

This is the first Munich service for Lufthansa from Newcastle, opening its seventh destination in the UK. The new service complements the existing Eurowings direct flight to Dusseldorf.

The six-weekly service operates Sunday to Friday and offers leisure and business the opportunity to explore Bavaria’s capital city, in addition to providing over 130 onward connections throughout Europe, Americas and Asia Pacific.

Munich is renowned for its annual Oktoberfest, beer halls, classical music and iconic landmarks such as the Neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus. Fares start from £86 return and are available to book now at lufthansa.com.

Announcing the new flight, Andreas Koster, 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.’