The connection Graz – Munich was resumed today by the Lufthansa Group after a break due to Corona. Existing direct connections to Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart complete the strong Germany program from Graz.
With two daily flights for the time being, Graz Airport is well connected with the strong Bavarian economic area, but also with the many transfer possibilities from Munich Airport. To duly celebrate the first flight to Munich, passengers were served “Weißwurscht” (Bavarian veal sausage), pretzels and, of course, the right, genuine Bavarian veal sausage mustard today.
“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 Corona-related restrictions abroad are slowly falling and travel is becoming easier again. This will also be the case from November onwards to the USA. This is also good news for all private and business travelers 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 from 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.
City Councillor for Finance and Participation Günter Riegler: “For the many companies and groups of companies based in Graz, direct air traffic between European cities and, above all, the numerous connecting flights 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: “In the scheduled segment, with the return of the Munich connection, almost all scheduled connections to hubs or important economic centers that were on the flight schedule before Corona have been regained. Our most urgent task will therefore be to maintain the existing connections, to further expand the frequencies and finally also to provide new connections to other destinations.”