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Press Releases & News

| Press releases
More Long-Haul Routes, New Airlines and Flight Offerings in the Winter 2018/19 Flight Schedule
The new 2018/19 winter flight schedule at Vienna Airport takes effect on October 28, 2018. Once again, it offers many possibilities for the next holiday trip. Hainan Airlines and Air Arabia Maroc have introduced new international flight offerings to Vienna. For the first time, Austrian Airlines is flying nonstop to Cape Town, whereas the low-cost carriers Laudamotion, Wizz Air and Vueling are expanding their portfolio by more than 40 new travel destinations, and Adria Airways has added Paderborn to its route network. “Two new carriers two new long-haul destinations and numerous additions to the route network provide travel options to everyone who would like to satisfy their wanderlust during the winter season. We expect further passenger growth in the winter months and anticipate a record year in 2018”, states Julian Jäger, Joint CEO and COO of Flughafen Wien AG.  
Austrian Airlines: New long-haul destinations and frequency increases
Austrian Airlines has added a new long-haul destination in the winter flight schedule flying to the South African metropolis of Cape Town (ZA). The nonstop flight connection will be served twice per week starting on October 28, 2018. Moreover, the airline is increasing frequencies to Chicago (USA), New York (USA), Toronto (CA) and Tel Aviv (IL). More weekly flights will also be offered in the future to Eastern Europe. The number of flights to Kiev (UA), Krakow (PL), Kosice (SK), Belgrade (RS), Budapest (HU), Bucharest (RO) and Sarajevo (BA) will be increased. There will also be additional flight connections to Berlin-Tegel (DE), Dusseldorf (DE), Hamburg (DE), Copenhagen (DK), Athens (GR) and Thessaloniki (GR).
Laudamotion expands its flight offering in the winter by more than 20 new destinations
Laudamotion is adding more than 20 new destinations to its route network. Up to two daily flights will be operated to London-Stansted (GB), Barcelona (ES) and Rome (IT). One flight per day will be offered to Madrid (ES), Palma de Mallorca (ES), Dublin (IE), Milan-Bergamo (IT) and Bucharest (RO). Bologna (IT), Krakow (PL) and Valencia (ES) will be served four times per week, whereas three weekly flights will be operated to Copenhagen (DK) and Paris-Beauvais (FR). Furthermore, Laudamotion will launch biweekly flight service to Malaga (ES), Seville (ES), Amman (JO), Tenerife (ES), Gran Canaria/Las Palmas (ES), Marrakech (MA), Larnaca (CY) and Faro (PT) and one flight each week to Fuerteventura (ES) and Lanzarote (ES).
WIZZ features more than 20 new travel destinations throughout Europe and Israel
Wizz Air has added numerous new destinations to its winter flight schedule. Starting in October as well as in November 2018, daily flights will be operated to Warsaw (PL), Kiev (UA) and Dortmund (DE). In November Wizz Air will launch flight service five times per week to Tel Aviv (IL) and four weekly flights to Billund (DK), Bergen (NO), Nice (FR) and Larnaka (CY). It will offer three flights each week to Nis (RS), Ohrid (MK), Cluj (RO), Thessaloniki (GR) and Tenerife (ES), and flight service twice weekly to Eilat (IL), Kharkiv (UA), Kutaissi (GE), Lisbon (PT) and Catania (IT). As of February, Wizz Air will add Reykjavik (IS), Madrid (ES), Milan-Malpensa (IT), Stockholm-Skavsta (SE) and Malmö (SE) to its flight offering from Vienna Airport.
Shenzhen and Paderborn: completely new destinations accessible from Vienna
Hainan Airlines, one of Asia’s largest airlines, will connect Vienna with Shenzhen in China twice per week. In addition, Air Arabia Maroc will offer flights from Vienna for the very first time starting on October 29, 2018, operating two weekly flights from Vienna to Marrakech (MA). Adria Airways is also expanding its offering and will fly four times per week from Vienna to Paderborn (DE) as of October 28, 2018. Vueling will take off four times a week from Vienna to Amsterdam (NE) as of December 2, 2018.
The new winter flight schedule is valid between October 28, 2018 and March 31, 2019. The new flight offerings are also available on the Website of Vienna Airport ( under Route News.
Press Office of Flughafen Wien AG
Peter Kleemann, Company Spokesman
Tel.: (+43-1-) 7007-23000
Twitter:  PeterKleemannVIE