Lufthansa has launched new flights to Inverness from Dusseldorf, a route which will remain in operation until September 12th.
The weekly flight is expected to be a hit among German tourists, who for the first time are being given the opportunity to fly directly to the Highlands.
Lufthansa’s UK general manager for the UK and Ireland Marianne Sammann said that the Highlands region is "becoming an increasingly popular destination" among German holidaymakers.
"So this new direct link brings considerable economic opportunities to the local community," she commented.
"It also provides an opportunity for people living in the Highlands to take advantage of Lufthansa’s reputation for punctuality and efficiency from their local airport by providing a quick and easy connection into Lufthansa’s ‘Gateway to the World’."
The duration of the flight is less than two hours, while it offers onward connections to a number of European destinations.
According to VisitScotland, approximately 300,000 Germans visited Scotland in 2008, meaning that the country is Scotland’s largest European market.
Elsewhere, Lufthansa will introduce new flights to Accra and Libreville from July 15th.