Austrian Airlines adds Odessa to its route network

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• Austrian expands its focus on the Eastern European market
• 4x weekly to Odessa starting March 30, 2015
• Five destinations in the Ukraine: Kiev, Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk, Lviv and Odessa

In 2015 Austrian Airlines will once again add a new destination in its focus market of Eastern Europe to its flight schedule: Starting on March 30, 2015, Austria’s national carrier will fly to Odessa in the Ukraine four times per week, namely on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The flights will be carried out using a Fokker aircraft. “The Ukraine continues to be one of the most important markets for Austrian Airlines in Eastern Europe, not to mention the fact that most of these passengers transfer to other flights in our network to destinations in Western Europe, the Middle East or on North Atlantic routes”, says Austrian Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Andreas Otto. “Although the crisis has led to weakened demand over the past year, we continue to see considerable potential in this market”.

Austrian Airlines currently offers flights to four destinations in the Ukraine. With the addition of Odessa, Austria’s national carrier is increasing the number of Ukrainian destinations to five in addition to Kiev, Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk and Lviv.

At the present time Austrian Airlines still has a codeshare on flights from and to Odessa with the airline Ukraine International, which is terminating its flight service on this route as at the end of the winter flight schedule 2015.

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