09.11.2021 10:10
Group picture at the aircraft.

Photo: Graz Airport; from left to right.: Jürgen Löschnig, Managing Director of Graz Airport, DI Wolfgang Malik, Holding Graz CEO and Wolfgang Grimus/EMBA, Managing Director of Graz Airport with the Corendon crew.

Graz Airport: Corendon launches a flight connection to Gran Canaria // 2021/22 winter flight schedule // 2021 summer review

After a long break, flights to Gran Canaria with Corendon Airlines are back today. This means that the current winter flight schedule includes numerous flight connections to important transfer airports, direct flights to German business centres and flights to two attractive holiday destinations.

Feldkirchen/Graz, 03.11.2021: Graz Airport is once again offering a wide range of destinations. The winter flight schedule connects Graz to a total of 5 major transfer airports. Direct flights to Stuttgart and Düsseldorf round off the scheduled flight programme.
For active holidaymakers and those seeking relaxation, there are two popular holiday destinations that can be reached directly from Graz – Hurghada and, as of today, Gran Canaria.

“By reconnecting almost all the usual scheduled destinations, we are supporting the development of the Styrian economy and tourism”, Wolfgang Grimus, Managing Director of Graz Airport, informs us. “We are seeing a positive trend both in the business travel segment and in private travel. After a winter without holiday flights, we are particularly pleased that we not only have Hurghada on the flight schedule, but as of today also Gran Canaria with Corendon Airlines as the sole provider, which has not been offered as a direct flight for years”.

The important transfer airports Frankfurt, Munich and Vienna are offered several times a day, Amsterdam is on the schedule up to 5 times a week and Zurich 3 times a week.

Flights to Gran Canaria depart on Wednesdays, and to Hurghada on Saturdays from the beginning of October.

“The significant growth in the general aviation sector, which has proven to be totally stable during the crisis, is also particularly pleasing. Following the return of the Munich connection on 1 October, almost all scheduled connections to hubs or important economic centres that were on the flight schedule before the coronavirus have been reinstated, except Berlin and Istanbul. The most urgent task for the near future is therefore to maintain the existing connections, to expand the frequencies and finally also to connect more destinations, although how the coronavirus develops worldwide will play a decisive role here”, says DI Wolfgang Malik, Holding Graz CEO.

The increasing number of flights on offer also has a positive impact on all other airport areas:

“The return of destinations naturally also leads to an increase in passenger volume”, explains Jürgen Löschnig, Managing Director of Graz Airport. “The Globetrotter restaurant is therefore extending its opening hours adapted to the winter flight schedule and the Marktcafé in the departure lounge is always open for departures. The newly designed VIP lounge is especially popular with our business travel customers. We can also see from the booking frequency of the conference rooms that the situation is gradually returning to normal.”

2021 summer review / Graz Airport’s development

Since June, Graz Airport has recorded a clear upward trend. A steady increase in demand was recorded for both business and holiday travel.

In the months from June to October, passenger numbers more than tripled to around 164,000 compared to 2020.

“This upturn gives us confidence for the coming months”, explains Wolfgang Grimus. “While passenger numbers this summer are below 2019 levels due to lockdowns and longstanding travel restrictions, Graz Airport’s performance is comparable to many other European airports.”

Information and details on the winter flight schedule: