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Group picture in front of Eurowings aircraft.

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

Graz Airport: Eurowings launches Stuttgart flights

Four times a week to the heart of one of Germany’s most important business locations.

Feldkirchen/Graz, 13.09.2021: Today, at 7.30 a.m., the first plane from Stuttgart finally landed again at Graz Airport after the long coronavirus-related break. Flights are operated with one of the Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings’ Airbus A-319.

Flights operate every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

“We are delighted to be able to offer Styria a direct Eurowings connection to Stuttgart for the first time with immediate effect. With our four flights a week from Graz Airport, we are linking the two strong economic and tourist regions even more closely”, explains Eurowings CEO Jens Bischof.

Finance and Investment City Councillor Günter Riegler: “Stuttgart is one of the highest-income and economically most important cities in Germany and Europe. A major economic role is played above all by the large number of companies that act as suppliers for major global automotive and mechanical engineering companies. The flights to Stuttgart are therefore of huge importance for the Styrian automotive cluster”.

CEO of Holding Graz Wolfgang Malik: “Our airport has picked up momentum after the coronavirus-related stopover and is moving into climb mode. The Styrian export economy represents more than 8,000 exporting companies with a goods export volume of €26 billion and growth rates that are clearly above the rest of Austria. In future, a number of companies, ranging from major international corporations to SME “hidden champions” in the high-tech sector, will benefit from the direct link to Stuttgart.

“With Stuttgart, we now have a third important economic centre in Germany directly connected to Graz after Frankfurt and Düsseldorf”, announces Wolfgang Grimus, Managing Director of Graz Airport. “In addition to the strong economic, Graz and Styria are also a popular tourist destination for holidaymakers from Baden-Württemberg, Germany’s third-largest state.”

Eurowings, a subsidiary of Lufthansa based in Düsseldorf, has so far flown the Graz – Palma de Mallorca route from Graz Airport. The airline is also a participant in the Miles & More frequent flyer program.