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Long-awaited route opened at Oulu Airport – Lufthansa now flies to Munich twice a week

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19.12.2023 at 15:00
Lufthansa Oulu
On Saturday, 16 December, Finavia’s Oulu Airport celebrated the opening of Lufthansa’s new route to Munich. The long-awaited route was received in a cheerful atmosphere.

Lufthansa launched a direct route from Oulu to Munich, Germany, on 16 December 2023. At the airport, the first flight was met with a selection of Christmas foods, an applauding audience and a performance by one of the best air guitarists in the world.

The route will be flown twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, until 30 March 2024. Flights can now be booked through the Lufthansa website.

“We have been waiting for this route: it’s great news for both our airport and the entire Oulu region. Munich Airport is a hub airport offering a wide range of onward connections to destinations around the world. Munich is also a hub for business, so in addition to leisure travel, the route is also very important for local businesses. The route will improve Finland’s accessibility, which we are actively working to promote,” says Petri Vuori , Finavia’s Senior Vice President responsible for route development.

Lufthansan reittiavajaiset Oulun lentoasemalla, kuvassa lentokoneen crew poseeraa

Image: First flight crew and Patrick Borg Hedley, Lufthansa’s General Manager Finland and Baltic States.

Lufthansan reittiavajaiset Oulun lentoasemalla, kuvassa ryhmä ihmisiä poseeraa

Image: Finavia’s Petri Vuori, Oulu City Board’s Chair Mirja Vehkaperä, Lufthansa’s Patrick Borg Hedley and Visit Oulu’s CEO Yrjötapio Kivisaari cut the ribbon at the opening ceremony.

Lufthansan reittiavajaiset Oulun lentoasemalla, kuvassa Finavian Petri Vuori puhumassa

Image: Finavia’s Petri Vuori speaking to the audience.

Lufthansan lentokone Oulussa. Crew heiluttaa ikkunasta Suomen ja Saksan lippuja

Image: The flags of Finland and Germany were flown when the first flight arrived.

Lufthansan reittiavajaiset Oulun lentoasemalla, kuvassa ilmakitaristi esiintymässä

Image: Air guitarist Aapo “The Angus” Rautio performed for the audience arriving from Germany.

The Lufthansa Group provides a wide range of routes from Finland to the rest of the world

This winter, Lufthansa will also fly to Munich from Kittilä and Helsinki. In addition, the airline flies from Kuusamo, Ivalo and Helsinki airports to Frankfurt.

Lufthansa Group members Eurowings, Austrian Airlines and Edelweiss Air are also bringing new routes to Finavia airports this winter. In December–January, Eurowings will open routes from Rovaniemi to Berlin and from Ivalo and Kuusamo to Düsseldorf. The airline will also resume flying its last winter season’s routes from Rovaniemi and Kittilä airports to Düsseldorf and continue its year-round flights from Helsinki Airport to Berlin.

Austrian Airlines, on the other hand, started flying from Rovaniemi to Vienna at the beginning of December. Edelweiss Air will open new routes from Zürich to Kuusamo and Ivalo in February 2024.

Images: Marko Sulonen / Business Oulu.

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Flight list: These destinations will be served by direct scheduled flights from Finavia airports during the 2023–2024 winter season.