Eurowings announces the establishment of an Airbus A319 base in Graz, making it their second base in Austria and eleventh in Europe. This move is part of the company’s expansion strategy and strengthens its position as a leading value-carrier in the region.
By Kevin Erickson
New Base Strengthens Connections
With the new base in Graz, Eurowings is not only enhancing popular connections to Southern Europe, but also making Northern Germany more accessible for business and tourism in Styria. The airline’s expansion in Graz is based on strong partnerships with Graz Airport and TUI Austria, demonstrating a commitment to the region.
Increased Presence at Graz Airport
Eurowings Europe CEO Stefan Beveridge expressed excitement about the airline’s growing presence at Graz Airport, which will bring more Eurowings flights to Styria. Wolfgang Grimus, CEO of Graz Airport, shared that with the expansion, Eurowings becomes one of their most important location partners.
New Direct Flights to Four Destinations
The new base at Graz Airport enables direct flights to four new destinations, further connecting Styria internationally. Werner Amon, State Councilor for Europe, International Affairs, Education, and Personnel, emphasized the importance of ongoing internationalization and development for the region.
Boosting Graz Economy and Tourism
City Councilor Manfred Eber highlighted the expansion’s positive impact on Graz’s economy and its status as Southern Austria’s most important airport. City Councilor Günter Riegler added that the increased collaboration with Eurowings will be especially beneficial for tourism between Graz and cities like Berlin and Hamburg.
Expanded Flight Program for Summer 2023
Eurowings’ expanded flight program for summer 2023 includes new destinations like Chania (Crete), Larnaca, Hurghada, Karpathos, Corfu, Kos, and Rhodes, providing travelers with more options for vacationing in Greece, Egypt, and Cyprus. In addition, Mallorca will be serviced up to three times a week from Graz.
Strengthened Connections to Germany
Eurowings is also enhancing its city connections to Germany, offering up to five weekly flights to Berlin and up to four weekly flights to Hamburg starting May 5th. Travelers from Graz can now choose between three German city destinations, including the eight weekly flights to Düsseldorf.
Winter Flight Schedule Expansion
Eurowings has partially revealed its winter flight schedule for 2023/24, which includes two weekly flights from Graz to Hurghada and new flights to the Canary Islands – twice a week to Gran Canaria and once a week to Tenerife. More city connections to Germany are expected to be added in the coming weeks.
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