Germany’s flag carrier airline, Lufthansa, has announced it will commence operations at Belfast City Airport.
The airline, which is one of Europe’s largest, is entering the Northern Irish market for the first time and will operate flights from Belfast City Airport to Frankfurt, Germany, from 23rd April 2023.
This will be the only direct air link between Northern Ireland and Germany.
Katy Best, Commercial Director at Belfast City Airport, commented: ”Attracting an airline such as Lufthansa to Northern Ireland that will provide the only route from the region to Germany is a major win for, not only the airport but the wider tourism and business industry.
“With Germany being the third-largest market for overseas tourism to the island of Ireland, there is a clear demand for direct connectivity.”
Flights to Frankfurt with Lufthansa will operate up to four times a week.