Weekender: flybmi to launch new route from Leeds Bradford Airport to Munich

flybmi has announced the launch of a daily service between Leeds Bradford Airport and Munich, Germany, which will commence on 8 April.

The new route will operate seven days per week out of the West Yorkshire airport.

Munich, which is a major business destination and cultural hotspot, is also home to the annual Oktoberfest where millions of people visit each year for the two week event.

In 2019, the festival takes place from the 21st September until 6th October.

Leeds Bradford passengers will travel on flybmi’s all-jet fleet and will be offered fully inclusive fares with 23kg hold luggage, allocated leather seating, 40-minute check-in and complimentary in-flight drinks and snacks.

Jochen Schnadt, flybmi’s managing director, said: “As part of our on-going strategy to link key business hubs throughout Europe, it was a natural choice to connect the West Yorkshire region via the Leeds Bradford hub to Germany’s third largest city.

“We believe that this route will be popular with business and leisure travellers alike who will benefit from flybmi’s fast and efficient service and in time, we hope to expand our operations to include additional services from Leeds Bradford.”

David Laws, chief executive at Leeds Bradford Airport, added: “Munich is a leading European city and is a fantastic addition to our flight programme as we continue to explore and add further destinations available for Yorkshire’s travelling public from their local Airport.

“We know this is a route that has long been desired by the people of this region for some time. Munich is not only a great place to visit, but we also believe that due to the onward destinations available via the airport’s hub connectivity, this will help boost the region’s business and trade links, as well as support inbound tourism.”

Sandy Needham, chief executive of West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Germany is Yorkshire’s second largest export market with over £4.5bn of bilateral trade taking place in 2017.

“Munich is a major gateway into Germany and having convenient access via Leeds-Bradford Airport will aid future business growth. As we prepare for Brexit, improving connectivity into major global markets should be a priority and we congratulate all parties in establishing this link.”