Montpellier Airport

Klagenfurt dominated by Austrian’s Vienna hub route

Located in southern Austria, closer to the Slovenian capital Ljubljana (50 km) and the Croatian capital Zagreb (170 km) than to Vienna (200 km), Klagenfurt is Austria’s sixth biggest city with an urban population of around 100,000. The airport serving the city lies just three kilometres north-east of the city centre. 

During the last decade passenger numbers have fallen from over 400,000 per annum in 2009 and 2010 to around 200,000 in the period 2016 to 2019. Between 2010 and 2016 Lufthansa terminated their Munich service, which accounted for almost 100,000 passengers per annum, while frequency and capacity was cut on other German routes to Berlin TXL, Cologne Bonn and Hamburg, as airberlin withdrew from the market, leaving Eurowings to operate these routes. 

In 2010 Ryanair was serving Klagenfurt from four bases; Frankfurt HHN, Gothenburg GSE, London STN and Stockholm NYO. By 2016 all these services had ended leaving just Austrian Airlines (serving its hub in Vienna) and Lufthansa’s low-cost subsidiary. 

Last summer saw the brief return of Ryanair with a weekly service to Palma de Mallorca, while Eurowings’s network at the airport now just consists of Cologne Bonn. easyJet, which began serving Klagenfurt from London LGW with winter seasonal services in W17/18, had planned to launch Berlin service last summer, and then this summer, but the route is not currently bookable on the airline’s website. 

Klagenfurt Traffic 2009-2020

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