Airlines Austrian Airlines announces network changes

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Austrian Airlines has announced, that it will restructure its route network and will increase frequencies to specific destinations.

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Austrian´s restructured route network will see unprofitable flight connections removed, while international destinations will be served more frequently.

Beginning October 2018, the airline will remove direct services to Havana, Colombo and Hong Kong, over the course of the winter flight schedule. The route between Vienna and Linz will be ceased too, as well as flights from Vienna to Isfahan and Shiraz. Moreover, from the end of October, Miami will be served only during the Summer.

Austrian Airlines CCO, Andreas Otto, said: “With the entire fleet and now 12 long-haul aircraft, we want to offer a denser route network and thus an improved offer for our passengers [...] For this reason, we will take advantage of available capacities, especially to serve North America more optimally. This way, we aim to be more attractive to business travellers and transfer passengers in Eastern Europe and also to simply gain more customers.”

The carrier will also increase frequencies, especially on routes to North America and China. Chicago will be served daily and New York-Newark six times a week (previously four times a week), while New York-JFK will be served five times a week (previously three times a week). Toronto, Beijing and Shanghai will see one additional flight per week. As new destination, Cape Town will be served starting October 27, 2018.

Overall from its Vienna base, Austrian Airlines will operate 29 weekly North American flights and 19 weekly flights to Asia.

Austrian Airlines is the flag carrier of Austria and a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group. The carrier has its main hub at Vienna International Airport and is member of the Start Alliance. Its fleet consists of over 80 aircraft, including Airbus A319s, A320s, A321s, Boeing B767s, Boeing 777s, Embraer 195s and Dash 8-400s.

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