BUSINESS TODAY: Lufthansa sets record; in association with RBS TRAVEL.
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Newcastle, city (1991 pop. 262,331), New South Wales, SE Australia, on the Pacific Ocean. It is the center of one of the country's largest coal-mining areas and is a large port. Coal, wool, iron and steel, and wheat are exported. International Airport on an important route to Europe Europe (yr`əp), 6th largest continent, c.4,000,000 sq mi (10,360,000 sq km) including adjacent islands (1992 est. pop. 512,000,000). have soared in the last 12 months.
German airline Lufthansa Lufthansa
in full Deutsche Lufthansa AG
One of Europe's largest air-passenger, cargo, and airline-services companies. The airline originated in 1926 as Deutsche Luft Hansa AG and eventually was flying to destinations in South America and Southeast Asia before said 2007 proved to be a record breaking year setting a airline record for passengers carried to and from the North East.
The 2007 figure of 20,472 is up almost 24 % on 2006 and comes within two months of the airline introducing a twice daily service to Dusseldorf. The figures show the growth of Lufthansa's passenger numbers at Newcastle is more than four times the airline's average increase for the year.
Marianne Sammann, Lufthansa's general manager UK & Ireland, said: "There is no doubt that the introduction of our second daily service to Dusseldorf is a major factor in the record figures."