Austrian Airlines, part of the Lufthansa Group, has announced new direct scheduled services to the Austrian capital of Vienna and onward connections across Asia and Europe.
The new service offers further choice of connections for passengers travelling to Asia, particularly those looking for services to Beijing and Tokyo. Launched on January 1, the winter schedule operates four-weekly service on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. From the summer, this will increase to a daily schedule.
Referred to as the ‘City of Music,’ Vienna is home to rich imperial architecture, its museums and coffee shops. The city is a favourite of both summer and winter tourists, with the winter markets taking place in November through to December, along with temperatures in summer months ranging in the 20 degrees.
Tom Screen, Aviation Director at Birmingham Airport, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Austrian Airlines first flight to Vienna. With services initially operating four times a week Austrian Airlines will then grow to daily flights by summer 2020 and we look forward to welcoming yet another Star Alliance carrier to Birmingham Airport which will provide more choice to onward destinations across Asia and Eastern Europe.’
Andreas Otto, Chief Commercial Officer at Austrian Airlines, said: ‘We are very pleased about the launch of our Birmingham-Vienna route. Passengers will benefit from a closer connection to our hub and an increased number of flights.’
The Austrian Airlines service, which will replace the current point to point Eurowings flights, will be operated using an Embraer 195 aircraft.
The flights will depart from Vienna at 11:05 hours, arriving at Birmingham Airport at 12:30 hours. Flights will then depart from Birmingham Airport at 13:15 hours, arriving in to Vienna at 16:35 hours.