Friday, 6 July 2018

Route cancellations at Austrian Airlines after route restructure

Austrian Airlines has recently announced a restructuring to its route network that will see the cancellation of a number of services.

The flights from Vienna to Hong Kong, Havana and Colombo will all stop at the end of October this year and the airline will also cut the Vienna and Linz service, with the last day of operations scheduled to be 27th October.

Isfahan and Shiraz in Iran will end in the middle of September, while the airline promises to carry on flying to the Iranian capital city Teheran, at least until the end of the winter 18/19 season.  

Austrian will also cut down the year-round Vienna - Miami route to a seasonal operation, only flying during the summer months. The carrier says it will contact passengers booked after the end of October to re-accommodate them on other flights. 

“With the entire fleet and now 12 long-haul aircraft, we want to offer a denser route network and thus an improved offer for our passengers,” explained Austrian Airlines CCO Andreas Otto. “For this reason, we will take advantage of available capacities, especially to serve North America more optimally. This way, we aim to be more attractive to business travellers and transfer passengers in Eastern Europe and also to simply gain more customers,” he added. 

Austrian Airlines will operate daily flights to Chicago and six weekly connections to Newark, New Jersey, an increase of two flights per week compared to the previous year. The airline will offer up to five weekly flights to New York JFK, an increase of three flights. The airline will also a single additional flight each week to Toronto, Beijing and Shanghai in the coming winter period.

The Lufthansa Group airline will also start a brand new service to CapeTown which is scheduled to start from 27th October.  

(Photos Austrian Airlines)