19.10.2021 09:50
Group picture at the aircraft.

Photo: Graz Airport. From left to right: Holding Graz CEO Wolfgang Malik; Wolfgang Grimus, Managing Director Graz Airport and Finance and Investment City Councillor Günter Riegler with the Lufthansa crew.

The fastest way to Weißwurst, Weißbier and worldwide onward flights

The Graz – Munich connection was resumed today by the Lufthansa Group after a break due to the coronavirus. Existing direct connections to Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart complete the strong schedule for Germany from Graz.

Feldkirchen/Graz, 13.09.2021: With two daily flights for the time being, Graz Airport is well connected to the formidable Bavarian economic area, but also with the many transfer options from Munich Airport.

“We are delighted to be able to reconnect Graz to the worldwide Lufthansa route network in Munich. We could hardly have chosen a better time to resume the connection, as coronavirus-related restrictions abroad are slowly being lifted and travel is getting easier again. So onwards to the USA again from November too. This is also good news for all private and business travellers from Graz and Styria”, says Stefan Kreuzpaintner, head of the Munich hub and CCO of Lufthansa Airlines on the occasion of today's resumption of the connection from Graz to Munich.

The flights to and from Graz are ideally located in the time structure of the Lufthansa hub in Munich (departure in Graz at 06:35 and 15:40, arrival in Graz at 13:10 and 21:40). This gives passengers from Graz the best connections to the worldwide route network, for example with connecting flights to Berlin, Hamburg, Copenhagen and Dublin, but also to intercontinental destinations such as New York, Chicago, San Francisco or Seoul.

Finance and Investment City Councillor Günter Riegler: “With the resumption of air traffic to Munich, Graz Airport has opened its doors to the world even wider. For the many companies and groups of companies based in Graz, direct flights between European cities and, above all, the numerous connecting flights to destinations all over the world are of great importance. This secures jobs in Graz in these challenging times and maintains our competitiveness with other competing regions.”

Holding Graz CEO Wolfgang Malik: “Our airport is gaining further momentum with the transfer connection to Munich, which is important for Styria. In the scheduled segment, almost all scheduled connections to hubs or important economic centres that were on the flight schedule before the coronavirus have been reinstated with the return of the Munich connection. Our most urgent task will therefore be to maintain the existing connections, to further expand the frequencies and finally also to connect new destinations.”

“With Munich, we are once again connected to the fifth major transfer airport after Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Vienna and Zurich”, says a pleased Wolfgang Grimus, Managing Director of Graz Airport, “Bavaria itself is one of the strongest economic regions in Europe and is an important partner for many Styrian technology and business companies in many sectors. Finally, there are also many international guests who like to come to Styria via Munich Airport to spend their holidays here.

Over 170 destinations are once again accessible non-stop from Munich Airport in October.
Munich Airport is particularly popular with passengers at Graz Airport due to the high quality of service in a wide range of areas. This exceptional customer focus has also been reflected in 13 awards as “Best Airport in Europe” at the annual “World Airport Awards” presented by the London aviation institute Skytrax.

Weekly flights to Hurghada start tomorrow
For Graz Airport, today's inaugural flight is not the only one this week. From tomorrow,
2 October, Corendon Airlines and numerous tour operators such as TUI, dta Touristik, ETI, FTI, Alltours and Jahn Reisen will be flying to the Red Sea in Hurghada every Saturday.

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