Press releases & news

Press releases & news
Winter schedule 2011/2012: Vienna Airport with new direct connections and increase in numerous frequencies.

The winter schedule at Vienna Airport will take effect on 30 October 2011, and includes four new carriers to expand the offering of destinations. The German airline Condor introduced connections between Vienna and Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) started on 2 November 2011. Flights will leave Vienna every Wednesday.
Ural Airlines is also new to Vienna. As of 5 October 2011 this Russian airline expanded its schedule to include two weekly flights between Vienna and Chelyabinsk (Russia). In addition, the Greek Aegean Airlines introduced connections between Vienna and Athens five times per week starting on 12 September. September 2011 also marked the start of six weekly frequencies from Vienna to Bern by the Swiss Skywork Airlines. Another new destination is Ras Al-Khaimah (United Arab Emirates), with RAK Airways offering flights every Friday.
Austrian Airlines adds more long-haul flights
Austrian Airlines will introduce a weekly connection to Male beginning on 2 November 2011 and raise this frequency to two fights per week as of 23 December 2011. With the start of the winter flight plan, Austrian Airlines is adding another connection to Toronto that will increase the number of frequencies to four per week.
NIKI and Air Malta expand their connections to Vienna
Niki is adding Tel Aviv to its range of destinations with three weekly flights beginning in February 2012. Starting with this year’s winter flight plan, Air Malta will expand its offering of flights to this Mediterranean Island by one additional frequency in comparison with the previous year.
Vienna offers the most destinations in Eastern Europe
With a total of 42 destinations, Vienna Airport remains the leading hub to Eastern Europe [1]. A comparison shows Frankfurt with 39 destinations, followed by Prague with 37 destinations, Munich (36 destinations), Zurich (23 destinations), Budapest (22 destinations) and Milan (17 destinations).
Flight information available online
The winter flight plan for 2011 takes effect on 30 October 2011 and is valid up to 24 March 2012. An online version is available on the homepage of Flughafen Wien AG under, where take-offs and landings can be reviewed up to 26 hours in advance. This homepage also provides a wide range of useful information for travellers which includes security regulations for carry-on and check-in baggage, site plans and travel directions to the airport as well as a detailed overview of the shopping and restaurant services offering at Vienna Airport.
For additional information contact: Flughafen Wien AG Press Office
Peter Kleemann (+43-1-) 7007-23000                                        
Clemens Schleinzer (+43-1-) 7007-22399                        

[1] Source: OAG, Evaluation of a sample week, Week 25/2011.