Newcastle International Airport has said that Eurowings, the Lufthansa Group’s low cost airline, will return to the North East with the resumption of operations between Newcastle and the German city of Dusseldorf.
The airline is now operating twice-weekly flights between the two cities, with over 500 seats on sale each week for passengers travelling for business, leisure or to visit friends and family.
Dusseldorf is one of Germany’s largest cities and is popular with leisure passengers looking for a city break, as well as business passengers traveling from the North East to the major North Rhine-Westphalia economic area.
Leon McQuaid, head of Aviation Development at Newcastle International Airport said: ‘Today marks another important step in the rebuilding of our global connectivity and we are delighted to welcome Eurowings back to the region.
‘Dusseldorf is a great city break option as well as an important business destination, and thanks to Eurowings’ onward network passengers can also seamlessly connect further afield.
‘Each month we are seeing more and more passengers travel through Newcastle International Airport and I am pleased to say that all of our airline partners have either resumed operations or will be very shortly – amongst them it is fantastic to see Eurowings back on our departure board today.’
With the new Eurowings service, passengers flying to Dusseldorf can seamlessly connect on to other destinations across Germany and the rest of Europe including Berlin, Hamburg, Zurich, Munich and Budapest.
In July, Eurowings’ parent company Lufthansa started operating flights to the airline’s largest hub Airport, Frankfurt, from Newcastle. Passengers booking at Lufthansa.com can now book flights to Dusseldorf or Frankfurt and beyond from Newcastle.