British carrier Flybmi will launch a daily service between Leeds Bradford Airport and Munich on April 8, 2019.

Passengers will get 23kg hold luggage, allocated leather seating and complimentary in-flight drinks and snacks as standard.

The airline has previously been known as Bmi Regional and Bmi.

Flybmi’s managing director said the new route was part of a strategy to link more European business hubs.

It will also provide a new route for holidaymakers, with Welcome to Yorkshire saying it would boost German tourism to the region.

“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,” said Flybmi Managing Director Jochen Schnadt.

Sandy Needham, Chief Executive of West and 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.”

Welcoming the new route, Welcome to Yorkshire CEO Gary Verity commented: “A new daily flight from Munich will be a great boost for the region in terms of tourism and business making the region much more appealing to German holiday makers, business travellers and also students considering our many excellent universities.

“We know how much German tourists rate Yorkshire and we are currently looking at ways to make it even easier for them to come and explore our county with our upcoming Cycle England holiday packages. Anything that makes us more accessible to this part of Europe is incredibly welcome.”

Fares are available online now from £99 one-way.

The schedule will be:

Monday to Friday

Departure LBA 13:50 – Arrival MUC 16:55

Departure MUC 12:15 – Arrival LBA 13:20

Saturday (operating from 8 June 2019)

Departure LBA 13:55 – Arrival MUC 17:00

Departure MUC 12:20 – Arrival LBA 13:25

Sunday (14 April – 02 June 2019)

Departure LBA 14:05 – Arrival MUC 17:10

Departure MUC 1230 – Arrival LBA 13:35

Sunday (9 June onwards)

Departure LBA 19:00 – Arrival MUC 22:05

Departure MUC 17:25 – Arrival LBA 18:30