• Three new long-haul destinations starting October 2015: Miami, Mauritius and Colombo
• One weekly flight to Marrakech as of November 2015
• On balance nine new destinations in the Austrian Airlines route network in 2015
Austrian Airlines is expanding its route network in the entire year 2015. The airline added nine new destinations to its flight offering this year i.e. Odessa, Menorca, Manchester, Miami, Colombo, Mauritius, Marrakech, Shanghai and Bari. Flight service will begin for the first time to three long-haul destinations in October 2015: Miami, Mauritius and Colombo. The airline will also operate flights once a week from Vienna to Marrakech starting in November 2015. Austrian Airlines passengers have also been able to book tickets to Shanghai since the beginning of September. The flights will be offered throughout the year starting in the next summer flight schedule as of April 4, 2016. Accordingly, Austrian Airlines will offer a second destination in China in addition to Peking.
Eastern European specialist
Austrian Airlines continues to be the market leader in Eastern Europe among all Western European airlines flying from one hub. Austria’s national carrier is offering a total of 37 destinations in the region in the upcoming winter. Two of these destinations are in Russia, namely Moscow and Krasnodar. Compared to the winter flight schedule for 2014/15, Rostov and St. Petersburg are no longer included in the current flight offering in the winter season due to the weak level of demand. Austrian Airlines offers four destinations in the Ukraine: Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, Lemberg and Odessa. Flight service to Kharkov had to be already terminated in the 2014/15 winter flight schedule, also as a consequence of the slack demand. The airline operates flights to Bucharest, Iasi and Sibiu in Romania. Moreover, Austrian Airlines also offers flight service to Cluj in cooperation with its code share partner Tarom. Thus the Austrian Airlines offering to Romania encompasses a total of four destinations.
Austrian Airlines links East and West
On balance, Austrian Airlines will operate flights to 81 European destinations in the upcoming winter flight schedule, along with twelve long-haul destinations in North America and Asia, four in the Middle East and five in Africa. The home airport hub of Vienna is an ideal flight interface linking East and West thanks to its favorable geographical location.