Newcastle International Airport announces return of Lufthansa with new route to Frankfurt

Newcastle International Airport has announced the return of Lufthansa as the airline begins operating a new route to Frankfurt, Germany.

Lufthansa will now operate flights twice a week between Newcastle and the European Financial District throughout July, before increasing to daily from August onward.

The route is an important step in the rebuilding of global connectivity from the region and links the North East to Lufthansa’s largest global hub. As international travel recovers, passengers will be able to access cities throughout Europe, The Middle East, the Americas, Africa and Asia Pacific through Lufthansa’s global network.

The route also provides passengers with a new city break option with Frankfurt’s rich collection of museums, vibrant art scene and proximity to the city of Heidelberg and Germany’s famous Black Forest. Frankfurt and its surrounding Rhine-Main-region is located in the centre of Germany, and is famous for Rheingau wines and its German Ciders. Besides being home to Europe’s highest skyscrapers, the city is known for its popular outdoor Christmas Markets in Europe, which dates to 1393.

Richard Knight, Chief Operating Officer at Newcastle International Airport, said: ‘The return of Lufthansa to the Airport marks another major milestone in our recovery and is fantastic news for us and the region. Flights can be purchased at

‘We are delighted to be able to add Frankfurt to the list of over 70 other direct destinations offered from the Airport. Connectivity is vital for the region’s future and as demand for international travel grows our passengers from the North East will be able to seamlessly connect to destinations across the globe thanks to Lufthansa’s wider network via Frankfurt.

‘The safety of our passengers and staff remains our number one priority. Our Ten Point Plan of COVID-19 safety measures has recently been awarded an accreditation from the International Civil Aviation Organisation and our teams across the Airport are working hard to ensure the terminal remains a safe environment for all.’

‘The resumption of our Lufthansa service at Newcastle Airport starts with a premiere, as we connect Newcastle now with Frankfurt – our biggest hub’ says Marco Willa, General Manager Sales UK Lufthansa Group. ‘It offers all our connections within the same terminal for an easy and reliable transfer. We are also contributing to the tourism in North East England.’

Lufthansa to commence new route between Newcastle International Airport and Frankfurt

Newcastle International Airport has announced the addition of a new daily service to Frankfurt Airport, which will be operated by Lufthansa.

The central German city of Frankfurt is a popular choice for both business and leisure passengers. Besides being home to one of the largest stock exchanges and Europe’s Central Bank, the city has a rich collection of museums, many vineries in the Rheingau region and is near to Germany’s Black Forest as well as other popular German regions.

The new route will commence on the June 28, 2021, and flights will operate seven days a week between the two cities. Frankfurt Airport is Lufthansa’s largest hub and will provide passengers with easy access to cities throughout Europe, The Middle East, the Americas, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Flights will depart Frankfurt at 16:10 every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and depart Newcastle at 17:35. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, flights will depart Frankfurt at 10:20 and Newcastle at 12:15. Flights are on sale now and are available to book at Fares to Frankfurt start from £89 round trip including all taxes, fees and carrier charges and carry-on bag.

Andreas Koster, Senior Director Sales UK, Ireland & Iceland, Lufthansa Group said: ‘We can offer a huge connectivity as we take advantage of our hub system in Frankfurt. Lufthansa can provide more than hundred connections beyond Frankfurt to all relevant destinations world-wide, just with one single transit. We are very happy to return this upcoming summer, reconnect Newcastle International Airport to our huge network and resume our connection for our customers in North-East England.’

Nick Jones, Chief Executive of Newcastle International Airport said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Lufthansa back to Newcastle International Airport and it is fantastic news for the North East and beyond that the airline will be operating this new daily service to Frankfurt.

‘The addition of this route not only provides a new direct destination, but also access to another major global hub for the North East public from the Airport.

‘Frankfurt Airport feeds directly into Lufthansa’s extensive onward connection network and will give passengers even more opportunity to travel to destinations across Europe and the wider world. This will help to support the restoration of crucial global connectivity from the region as we look to compete in the future.’