Newcastle International Airport marks the return of Lufthansa as ‘another major milestone’ in its recovery
Today Newcastle International Airport has welcomed Lufthansa back to the region as the airline begins operating a brand new route to Frankfurt in Germany.
Europe’s only Five Star airline, Lufthansa, will operate flights twice a week between Newcastle and the European Financial District throughout July, before increasing to daily from August.
The route marks an important step in the rebuilding of global connectivity from the region and now links the North East to Lufthansa’s largest global hub. As international travel recovers, passengers will be able to easily access cities throughout Europe, The Middle East, the Americas, Africa and Asia Pacific via Lufthansa’s resumed global network.
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.
“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.”
Today’s news has also been welcomed by the region’s business community. Dave Hall, Managing Director of Cramlington based company RENOLIT said:
“It is excellent news Lufthansa is starting a new direct flight to Frankfurt, our parent company is based in Worms so this is perfect for us travelling there or for colleagues coming over to visit us in Cramlington. This will save us the full day transit travel to and from our headquarters and we will definitely be making good use of this service for years to come. Thank You!”
The route also provides passengers with a new city break option thanks to 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 center of Germany. It is famous for Rheingau wines and its German Ciders. More than a dozen of Europe’s highest skyscrapers form an impressive skyline. Plus, during the winter months the city is home to one of Europe’s most popular outdoor Christmas Markets, which dates all the way back to 1393!
Flights can be purchased at Lufthansa.com or via your local travel agent.