New to the summer schedule: Larnaca/Cyprus from beginning of August
Tour operator TUI, in cooperation with European Air Charter (formerly Bulgarian Air Charter), is offering direct flights from Graz to Larnaca every Monday from 2 August to 1 November.
Feldkirchen/Graz, 03.05.2021: TUI is responding boldly to the coronavirus situation with the addition of Larnaca: as the start of departures to various sun destinations had to be postponed slightly, the season is now being extended for customers with another new destination from Graz. With its pleasant autumn temperatures, Cyprus is ideal for this.
"Travel was among the activities missed most last year. We are seeing a pent-up need to make up for this, especially when it comes to trips to the sea. Cyprus is in vogue this summer, alongside Greece. We are delighted to be able to offer our customers in southern Austria and neighbouring countries a weekly direct service to Cyprus from Graz from the beginning of August until the beginning of November," says Gottfried Math, Managing Director of TUI Austria.
"The recovery process at the airport is continuing with the new summer destination to Cyprus," DI Wolfgang Malik, CEO of Holding Graz informs us. "In addition to the resumption of scheduled flights and the attractive summer offer, this is another sign that Graz is taking off again."
"Cyprus is the perfect choice for a seaside holiday, not only in summer but also in autumn," explains Wolfgang Grimus, Managing Director of Graz Airport. "We are delighted that our partner TUI is responding so flexibly and boldly to the coronavirus situation and that we can offer passengers another new attractive destination from Graz."
Flight times from Monday, 2 August 2021:
Departs Graz: 14:30 Arrives Larnaca: 18:40
Departs Larnaca: 11:10 Arrives Graz: 13:20
Cyprus is not the only destination with which TUI is responding to the new demand. Departures to the two holiday islands of Heraklion and Rhodes have also been extended well into the autumn, until the end of October.
Cyprus – the island where Aphrodite rose shining out of the sea
Due to its location, the third largest island in the Mediterranean still offers pleasant temperatures of up to 30 degrees in October. If you want to cool off in between, head for the Troodos Mountains with its highest peak Olympus (1,952 metres), where you can even go skiing in winter.
Cyprus has a lot to offer in many respects: thanks to the combination of sea and mountains, there are seemingly endless sports options. Nature lovers, on the other hand, are fascinated by the island's rich variety of sea and mountains, rivers, dunes, (salt) lakes, gorges and the flora and fauna that inhabit them.
For anyone interested in culture, the legacies of antiquity and the Middle Ages are a must, such as the archaeological park of Paphos, the excavation site of Kourion with its impressive Greek-Roman theatre or the Templar castle of Kolossi. Another highlight are the painted churches in the Troodos Mountains, which are even included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The divided capital Nicosia invites you to stroll around but also to deal with the island's recent history, by crossing the border to pay a visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
PCR and antigen tests are carried out directly at Graz Airport for a fee, in cooperation with the Hygienicum Graz and nyr Consulting GmbH. Information and registration at www.test-strasse.at