Lufthansa has strengthened its commitment to the UK market with a new direct flight from Newcastle International Airport to Munich International Airport, available to book from the 19th June 2019. Commencing operations from February 3rd 2020, the Airbus A319 aircraft will fly six times weekly between the two cities and provide onward connections from Munich throughout Europe, Americas and Asia Pacific. Munich’s Terminal 2 is completely dedicated to Lufthansa and its partner airlines and has twice been awarded Five Stars by Skytrax. The convenient and modern hub ensures passenger transit is an enjoyable travel experience all year round. Operating every day of the week except Saturday, the flight will depart Newcastle Airport at 13:40 and arrive in Munich at 16:40. For the return, Lufthansa will depart Munich at 11:50 and arrive in Newcastle at 12:55 (local time). Complementing the well-established Eurowings service from Newcastle to Dusseldorf, this new route for Lufthansa opens up even greater potential for driving business between the UK and Germany (and beyond), the second largest trade partner after the US. Announcing the new flight, Andreas Köster, Senior Director Sales UK, Ireland & Iceland, Lufthansa Group said: “We are delighted to announce this new service to elevate economic growth in both business and leisure markets across the North East of England. At Lufthansa, we pride ourselves on being a premium, full-service airline and in connecting our customers to one of our two major hubs with our world-wide network. This new service will provide our customers from Newcastle with convenient and nonstop access to one of Europe’s most visited and economically thriving cities as well as extending onward travel.