14.04.2021 11:06
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Photo: Graz Airport (from left to right: Jürgen Löschnig, Co-Pilot Philipp Hekele, Manuela Czizek, Veronika Link, Julia Lalic, Captain Armin Prodinger)

AUA is starting with Düsseldorf and strengthening its connection to Vienna

The direct flight connection from Graz to Düsseldorf was resumed this morning and flights to Vienna will also be increased this week.

Feldkirchen/Graz, 12. 04. 2021: Düsseldorf is a particularly important destination for the Styrian economy, so a return to the flight schedule has long been hoped for. As of today, there are two direct flights a week between Düsseldorf and Graz; the number of flights will be increased to four from June.

At the same time, this week will see an improved Vienna service and therefore more connections from Graz: instead of the previous 10 weekly flights, there will be a total of up to 14 flights to choose from.

“The global repercussions of the coronavirus crisis have had a massive impact on airports all over the world and have therefore also abruptly curtailed the Styrian gateway to the world from soaring to greater heights. While 2019 saw the best results in history, the coronavirus crisis in 2020 caused passenger numbers to drop to levels seen nearly 35 years ago. It is therefore all the more important for a recovery process that important connections such as those to Düsseldorf are resumed," says Finance and Investment City Councillor Dr Günter Riegler.

"Gradually relaunching international travel is important," explains Jürgen Löschnig, Managing Director of Graz Airport, "so the return of Düsseldorf is of course a real highlight! And not only for us, but also for the many Styrian companies that have been pushing for the route to be resumed for a long time. The increase in flights to Vienna is also very important, as it will greatly improve the transfer options from Graz."

The flights will be flown with an Embraer 195. The standard days for flights are Monday and Thursday.

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Information about AUA's flight schedule: www.austrian.com

Information about flights from Graz: 2021 summer flight schedule