Lufthansa has announced plans to launch flights to Europe’s oil capital from its Frankfurt hub.
From October the German airline will start flying three times daily between Frankfurt and Aberdeen, a route not currently served by any other airline.
Flights will leave Aberdeen at 6am, 9.40am and 5.40pm, arriving into Frankfurt at 8.55am, 12.35pm and 8.35pm respectively.
From Frankfurt, flights will leave at 7.55am, 4pm and 9.25pm, arriving into Aberdeen at 9am, 5.05pm and 10.30pm respectively.
The new route will be popular with business travellers, according to Marianne Samman, Lufthansa’s general manager UK.
“This new service from Europe’s oil and energy capital is a direct response to business traveller demand,” she said, “and will strengthen Lufthansa’s position in the world’s key oil and energy markets.”
According to Samman, the new flights will be scheduled to allow fast onward connections to Lufthansa’s European and international network.
Lufthansa already serves the Scottish cities of Edinburgh, with a daily flight to Frankfurt, and Inverness, with a summer seasonal service to Dusseldorf.
Derek Provan, Aberdeen Airport’s managing director, said a “great deal of work” had gone into securing the new service.
“It will mean a lot for our passengers,” he said, especially as it “reflects feedback from the business and leisure communities around the services they require from Aberdeen Airport”.