• Focus on vacation destinations in the Mediterranean, Kavala and Samos added to the offering
• Once again daily flights to Rome and Barcelona
• Long-haul routes: launch of flight service to Boston, Tokyo flights commencing two weeks earlier
Passengers can once again look forward to an attractive Austrian Airlines flight schedule in the upcoming summer months. Many new destinations or increased frequencies on other routes, for example in Greece, Italy or Spain, are now included thanks to the strategic concentration of capacities in Vienna. In the long-haul segment, Austrian Airlines’ initial flight to Boston will take place on 29 March 2020. Austria has never been directly connected to the American metropolis up until now. Compared to last year, Austrian Airlines will be offering around 40 more flights per week from Vienna next summer. The flight schedule will take effect on 29 March 2020.
“We are looking forward to connecting Rome and Barcelona to our network again next summer. We will also be flying directly to classic destinations such as Mykonos, Zakynthos and other popular holiday locations in Greece in 2020,” says Austrian Airlines CCO Andreas Otto. “No matter whether it’s a city trip or a beach holiday – everyone will find something suitable for them at Austrian Airlines.”
Focus on holiday destinations
Austrian Airlines will fly up to 70 times per week to 19 destinations in Greece during the summer season. This represents an increase of twelve weekly flights compared to the previous year. The coastal city of Kavala and the island of Samos are new to the summer flight offering. Weekly flights to Rhodes will be increased from three to eight, and Heraklion on Crete will be served seven times each week, three times more than in the previous year. One frequency will be added to Corfu and Kos, raising the weekly number of flights to five and three respectively. Classic destinations such as Zakynthos, Karpathos, Mykonos or Skiathos will all continue to be part of Austrian Airlines’ summer offering.
Italy remains a popular holiday destination and thus thirteen Italian destinations are included in the new summer flight schedule. Rome is new to the offering, with three daily flights destined for the city on the Tiber. Sardinia lovers will benefit from three additional connections to Olbia (pushing up the total to six per week) as well as a further flight to Cagliari (thus three times each week). Frequencies to Palermo in Sicily will be raised from one to two weekly flight connections. Overall, Austrian Airlines will fly to destinations in Italy up to 138 times per week, generating an increase of 26 weekly flights compared to the 2019 summer flight schedule.
Alongside the inclusion of Barcelona in the offering with two daily flights, people taking vacations in Spain will have a large selection of connections to the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands. Austrian Airlines will operate one weekly flight to Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Tenerife, two flights to Ibiza and once a week to Menorca.
Germany, as well as Central and Eastern Europe, remain core markets
Austrian Airlines will operate about 280 flights per week from Vienna to nine destinations in Germany in the upcoming summer season. Nuremberg is new in the flight offering and will be connected up to twice a day. Central and Eastern Europe are also once again strongly represented in the summer flight schedule for 2020. The Austrian home carrier will serve 33 destinations up to 440 times per week next summer. The latest addition is the Croatian coastal city of Zadar, which will be served on a daily basis.
Flights to Boston as of the end of March, Tokyo flights to commence earlier
The first Austrian Airlines aircraft headed for Boston will take off on 29 March 2020. The American metropolis will initially be served four times per week, to be increased to six weekly flights starting in the middle of April. The connection to Tokyo, which Austrian Airlines operates in summer only, will be resumed two weeks earlier than planned due to the high demand and freed up capacities. During this period, a Boeing 767 will operate the route four times a week. In the regular summer flight schedule, Austrian Airlines will offer daily flights to Japan, as usual, deploying a Boeing 777.