Lufthansa will begin a new service between Newcastle and Munich from 3 February 2020.

The new route, which will be Lufthansa’s seventh UK destination, will use Airbus A319 aircraft and operate six days a week with services every day apart from Saturday.

The flight will depart Newcastle at 13.40 and arrive in Munich at 16.40. While the return service departs Munich at 11.50 to arrive back in Newcastle at 12.55.

Lufthansa’s service will complement its low-cost subsidiary Eurowings’ existing route from Newcastle to Dusseldorf.

Andreas Koester, senior director sales UK, Ireland & Iceland at 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.

“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.”

Nick Jones, chief executive of Newcastle airport, added: “This new route also opens up a wider network, including destinations such as Athens, Milan and Berlin.”

Last month, Lufthansa Group increased its distribution cost charge (DCC) to £14, due to the weakening value of the pound.

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