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The new winter flight schedule at Vienna Airport will be effective from October 27th, 2019. Austrian Airlines is increasing frequencies to Washington and Cape Town, Laudamotion and Wizz Air are launching more than 30 new destinations and many other airlines are offering new routes. The winter flight schedule is valid from October 27th, 2019 to March 28th, 2019.
“This winter season features more flight offerings than ever before. In terms of long-haul routes, Washington and Cape Town can be reached more often, Thai Airways operates daily flights to Bangkok and there are also new direct flights from Vienna to Liverpool, Münster and Bremen. We expect a new record passenger volume of more than 31 million passengers at Vienna Airport for the full year 2019“, says Julian Jäger, Joint CEO and COO of Vienna Airport.
New offerings of Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, Thai Airways and Air Arabia
Austrian Airlines will raise the number of flights operated to existing destinations during the winter months. Flight connections to Washington (USA) will be increased by one to six weekly services and Cape Town by one to three flights per week.. Furthermore, the carrier will increase the connections to Paris-CDG (FR), Stuttgart (DE), London-LHR (GB) and Amsterdam (NL). Eurowings will add flight service to Pristina (XK) to its route network as of November 2nd, 2019, whereas Thai Airways will now offer daily flight service for the first time on its existing route to Bangkok in Thailand. Starting on September 15, 2019, passengers have been able to enjoy direct flights operated by Air Arabia to Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.
Laudamotion expands fleet and flight offering to 22 destinations
Liverpool (GB) and Münster (DE) can now be reached directly from Vienna with Laudamotion starting in the winter schedule. Moreover, the airline is adding the following destinations to its route network: Brussels-Charleroi (BE), Sofia (Bulgaria), Birmingham (GB), Bordeaux (FR), Marseille (FR), Athens (GR), Thessaloniki (GR), Tel Aviv (IL), Riga (LV), Vilnius (LT), Agadir (MA), Eindhoven (NL), Oslo-Torp (NO), Edinburgh (GB), Gothenburg (SE), Alicante (ES), Lisbon (PT), Porto (PT), Stockholm-Nyköping (SE) and also Billund (DK) as of December 17th, 2019. Frequencies to existing destinations will also be increased, namely to Marrakech (MA), Rome (IT), Stuttgart (DE) and Tenerife (ES). Laudamotion is stationing four additional Airbus A320 aircraft in Vienna and will operate a fleet of twelve planes.
Wizz Air adds ten new destinations and stations additional planes in Vienna
Starting on December 17th, 2019, Bremen can be reached directly with Wizz Air. Moreover, the airline will offer services to the following destinations as of Mid-December: Tirana (AL), Cologne (DE), Athens (GR), Naples (IT), Pristina (XK), Oslo (NO), Porto (PT), Alicante (ES) and also to Chisinau (MD) as of October 28th, 2019. Furthermore, existing frequencies to Tel Aviv (IL) and Eindhoven (NL) will be increased. In winter schedule 2019/2020, the airline will station two additional Airbus A321 aircraft at Vienna Airport, raising the total number of planes in Vienna to seven. An eighth Wizz Air jet will be stationed in Vienna during summer schedule 2020.
Increased frequencies by easyJet, Air France, Air Baltic and many other airlines
EasyJet is increasing existing flight connections to Naples (IT), Amsterdam (NL) and Bristol (GB) in winter schedule 2019/20, whereas, Air France will fly more often to Paris-CDG (FR) and Air Baltic will operate more flights to Tallinn (EE). Further frequency increases were announced by SunExpress to Antalya and Izmir in Turkey as well as by Qatar Airways to Doha (QA), TAP Portugal to Lisbon (PT), Air Malta to Malta (MT), LOT to Warsaw (PL) and Pegasus Airlines to Istanbul-SAW (TR).
The new winter schedule is valid from October 27th, 2019 to March 28th, 2020. Details on the new flight offerings are also accessible on the Vienna Airport Website ( www.viennaairport.com) under Route News.
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