Austrian Airlines Significantly Increases its North American Flight Offering
• New as of July 2014: Five times per week to Newark, New Jersey
• Newark, New Jersey as the flight hub of our partner Airline offers many additional flight connections to American cities
• Starting July 2014: Daily flight service to Washington with the new Boeing 777
• Effective May 2014: Daily service to Chicago instead of five flights a week
• Total of 12 weekly flights to New York and 33 non-stop flights from Vienna to North America
Austrian Airlines has massively expanded its offering to North America as part of its summer flight schedule for 2014. Starting on July 2, 2014, Austria’s domestic airline will add a new destination, Newark, to its route network. The five weekly flights will be carried out using a Boeing 767 aircraft in addition to the daily flights to JFK in New York. As a result, Austrian Airlines will provide flight service to the two biggest airports in the New York metropolitan area. The catchment area encompasses a population of 20 million inhabitants. The two international airports fulfill varying needs, in light of the fact that Newark Liberty International Airport is located in the State of New Jersey, and John F. Kennedy International Airport is in Queens, Long Island.
More flights to North America
The flight offering to the destinations of Washington and Chicago will be expanded in the summer of 2014. As of July 1, 2014, a Boeing 777 will fly to Washington on a daily basis instead of a Boeing 767, which comprises an additional offering of 90 seats per flight. Depending on the specific configuration, the Boeing 777 offers room for about 308 passengers on board, whereas the Boeing 767 features seating for 220 passengers. Due to the extensive demand, Austrian Airlines will fly to Chicago daily starting in May 2014 compared to five flights offered at the present time. The existing daily flight service to Toronto in Canada operating a Boeing 767 rounds off the airline’s offering to North America. “North America has potential. Our flights are very popular, which is why we are increasing their frequency. In the summer of 2014 we will expand our offering to North America by about 30 percent”, says Karsten Benz, CCO of Austrian Airlines. “We are growing on long-haul routes, strengthening our flight service to the USA and expect 130,000 more passengers in 2014. The hub of our partner Airline provides many additional flight connections from Vienna to the Newark flight hub“, he adds.
Newark is in the State of New Jersey in the United States. Newark Liberty International Airport, abbreviated as “EWR“, is a primary business destination in the New York metropolitan area. The catchment area of the airport includes the industrial areas of New Jersey and Pennsylvania with their more than 20 million inhabitants. The airport in Newark is also a hub of our partner Airline, an important partner within the context of the transatlantic joint venture with Air Canada and the Lufthansa Group. For this reason, it offers all the advantages of a transit hub featuring particularly good connections in the USA, including flights to Boston, New Orleans and Houston.
Newark is not only an interesting destination for point to point air traffic, but also especially interesting for passengers in transit. Moreover, the route network of Austrian Airlines to Central and Eastern Europe from Vienna, encompassing destinations such as Prague, Bucharest, Sofia, Belgrade and Skopje, is also of importance to American passengers.
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Austrian Airlines reopens services to Tehran
• Austrian national carrier to begin flying to Iranian capital once again from 11 March 2014 onwards
• Five return flights a week to be offered between Vienna and Tehran
Austrian Airlines is to relaunch its services to the Iranian capital, Tehran, from 11 March 2014 onwards, depending on the final regulatory approval. The flights will be operated five times a week for the duration of the company’s summer schedule, using an Airbus A320 or A319 bearing the flight number OS 871/2. The service will be bookable from 15 January 2014 onwards. The domestic airline already had a long tradition with the Middle East. She flies since 1984 to the Iranian capital.
Austrian Airlines removed flights to Tehran from its schedule in January 2013 for commercial reasons. These included the strong inflation of the Iranian currency, the rial, and the effects of the economic and political sanctions on the ground in Iran. Thanks to the current stability in the country, however, the Austrian national carrier is now pleased to be able to offer its passengers the service once again.
The following flight times will apply from 11 March 2014
onwards (local time):
OS871 Vienna - Tehran 20.10 – 03.00 +1
OS872 Tehran – Vienna 03.55 – 06.00
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