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| Press releases is back at Vienna Airport: regular flights to Manchester from today, and Birmingham from November
With immediate effect, Vienna is even better connected to Northern England. A busy aircraft landed at Vienna Airport yesterday evening, 29th September 2023. As of now the UK leisure airline will link Vienna with Manchester every Monday and Friday. Later this year in November will also add a flight connection from Vienna to Birmingham to its route network.
The UK’s third largest airline,, is back at Vienna Airport. As of 29th September 2023, the airline operates two weekly flights to Manchester, Mondays and Fridays. Moreover, as of 10th November 2023, will further expand its offering at Vienna Airport by adding two weekly flights to Birmingham, also Mondays and Fridays. The two routes will be served on a seasonal basis, Birmingham until 29th April 2024 and Manchester until 20th May 2024.
“The comeback of at Vienna Airport enables us to expand our connectability and route portfolio into this region by adding two exciting destination highlights. Manchester and Birmingham are two vibrant cities shaped by British culture and very attractive destinations for city trips. The new flight offerings are also important for incoming tourism. This is because many British guests enjoy experiencing Christmas time in Vienna and visiting the romantic Christmas markets or the exciting cultural activities of the city,” says Julian Jäger, Joint CEO and COO of Vienna Airport.
“We are delighted to be flying to Vienna from two of our UK airports this year, and we look forward to working with our partners to make this a hugely successful route. The combination of our award-winning flights, coupled with everything that Vienna, Manchester and Birmingham have to offer UK and Austrian holidaymakers, means we are looking forward with a lot of confidence,” said Janice Mather, Head of Airports and Tourism Organisations at
Two weekly direct flights connecting Vienna and Manchester leaves Vienna and heads towards Manchester every Monday and Friday evening. The flight time is about two and a half hours, and the airline deploys a Boeing 737-800 on the new route. Manchester is a large city in the northwestern part of England and boasts a rich industrial heritage. The canal system from the 18th century in the Castlefield Conservation Area evokes the bygone days of the city as a textile centre. Visitors can view the city’s history in the interactive Museum of Science & Industry. In particular, the city offers a real highlight for soccer fans, thanks to its impressive Etihad Stadium and Old Trafford, serving as the home sports venues of the world-famous soccer teams Manchester City and Manchester United. UK’s third largest airline is an award-winning airline, regularly receiving accolades for its VIP customer service – such as Which? Travel Brand of the Year and Best European Airline from TripAdvisor. is the UK’s third largest airline and operates flights to more than 65 sun, leisure city and ski destinations throughout Europe and beyond from ten British airports (rising to 11 airports from March 2024 when it launches flights from Liverpool John Lennon Airport too). Since its initial flight in the year 2003, has expanded its fleet with the delivery of 34 brand-new Boeing 737-800NG jets and the purchase of 98 firm ordered new Airbus A321/A320 neo aircraft. Tickets for flights can be booked at
Press Office of Flughafen Wien AG
Peter Kleemann, Company Spokesman
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