By stationing an Airbus A319 at Graz, Eurowings has made Graz its new aircraft base with immediate effect. The aircraft with the registration number “9H-EXQ” was ceremonially welcomed this morning with a water salute from the airport fire department, and was received on the apron by airport CEO Wolfgang Grimus, together with Eurowings Europe Managing Director Stefan Beveridge and political and tourism representatives. The fully booked flight EW4516 then took off from Graz at 11:10 towards the some Egyptian sun in Hurghada.
Graz is the second Eurowings base in Austria after Salzburg, and the eleventh base in the whole of Europe. Stationing an Airbus at Graz Airport thus forms part of the leading value carrier’s growth trajectory, and is a further milestone in Eurowings’ pan-European expansion
Being centrally situated, the stationing of an efficient and modern Airbus in Graz not only strengthens the popular connections to Southern Europe, but also brings Northern Germany closer to Styria– which is particularly attractive for business and tourism.
Eurowings expands flight programme from Graz
Eurowings is significantly expanding its presence at Graz Airport, and in summer 2023 is widening the selection of attractive destinations for direct flights. With the new destinations for Graz of Chania (Crete) and Larnaca, as well as Hurghada, Karpathos, Corfu, Kos and Rhodes, the programme now includes seven destinations in the popular holiday countries of Greece, Egypt and Cyprus. In addition, the holiday island Mallorca will be served three times a week from Graz.
As well as expanding its routes to the south, Eurowings is also reinforcing its range of city links to Germany: so since the end of March the Lufthansa subsidiary has connected the Styrian capital to Berlin up to five times a week, and from 5 May will be flying to the Hanseatic city Hamburg up to four times a week. Together with the eight weekly connections to Düsseldorf, this means travellers from Graz can now choose from three German city destinations.
Programme expansion in the Winter 2023/24 flight schedule too /24
In addition, part of the Winter 2023/24 flight schedule from Graz has already been published. In the winter months too, Eurowings is offering two connections a week from Graz to Hurghada. There will also be flights to the Canaries – twice a week to Gran Canaria and once a week to Tenerife. Links to German cities are also going to be added to the winter flight programme in the new few weeks.
Further details and comments can be found in the Press Release.
Water salute. Photo: Foto Fischer.
Wolfgang Grimus, Stefan Beveridge, Jürgen Löschnig. Photo: Foto Fischer.