easyJet has started two new services from Newcastle International Airport to Berlin Schoenefeld Airport and Las Palmas Airport in Gran Canaria.
The two new routes are expected to carry more than 36,000 passengers in the first year.
The airline’s new route to Berlin Schoenefeld is the only direct scheduled flight between Newcastle and the German city, opening both up to more tourism and making connecting between the two easier than ever.
Ali Gayward, easyJet UK commercial manager, commented: “We’re really excited to start these two exciting new routes from Newcastle International Airport today.
“Not only will they enable our North-East passengers to explore these great destinations and connect loved ones but they will also help to further enhance inbound tourism for Newcastle.
“We’ve seen a huge amount of demand on these flights already and we are confident that passengers at both ends of each route will enjoy what the other has to offer.
“We’re seeing more and more people using our services to visit Newcastle for both leisure and business trips.”