Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Long-haul operations for Austrian Airlines to restart in July

It has been a while, but Austrian Airlines has confirmed it will resume regular long-haul flights in July this year.  The first time since mid-March the airline will operate flights to Bangkok, Chicago, New York (Newark) and Washington with up to three weekly flights. The first long-haul aircraft will take off for New York at 10:15 a.m. on 1 July.

In Europe, the following destinations will be added to the almost 40 destinations already announced: Bologna, Florence, Moscow, Podgorica, Rome, Sibiu, Venice and Zagreb. Cairo will be added to the Middle East portfolio. In addition, Austrian Airlines will offer the following holiday charters as of July: Chania, Corfu, Heraklion, Karpathos, Kos, Rhodes, Santorini and Zakynthos. Keflavik is also back in the program as a charter destination. In addition to the aforementioned resumption, Austria's home carrier is also increasing the weekly number of flights to destinations in July, which will be served from mid-June onwards. Subject to new official restrictions, the July offer will thus increase from 5 to 20 percent compared to the previous year. The flight schedule for August is currently being prepared. Information on this will follow soon.

"June demand is good, considering the circumstances. This means we can continue to increase our capacity", says Austrian Airlines CCO Andreas Otto. "I am particularly pleased that long-haul flights can finally take off again in July, as they are particularly important for Austria as a business location and for Vienna as a hub."

On the Austrian Airlines website, passengers will find up-to-date information on travel in times of corona, flight schedules, mask requirement, entry or rebooking regulations. The information is updated on an ongoing basis.

The airline has just agreed on a financial bailout or rescue package from the Austrian Government and the carriers parent company Lufthansa, to the value of €600 million. 







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