Austrian Airlines made this announcement:
In the coming summer season, Austrian Airlines will be offering a selection of charter destinations that are currently available via Austrian Holidays as scheduled flights. The destinations Antalya, Catania, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Keflavik and Mykonos, which were part of the domestic airline’s charter program this year, can now be booked as regular Austrian Airlines flights for the summer season 2022 (Palma de Mallorca is already available as a scheduled flight for the winter season 2021/22). Flights to Málaga and partly also flights to Naples have been changed to scheduled flights already.
This adjustment enables closer integration with the rest of the Austrian Airlines route network. All customer benefits of the Austrian Airlines range of scheduled services apply to the new routes offered as scheduled flights. Passengers can now choose between Economy and Business Class booking categories for these popular holiday destinations. As on all Austrian Airlines continental flights under three hours, Economy Class customers will also benefit from the products of the Austrian Melangerie on these routes.
As of the end of October, Austrian Airlines will once again fly to popular warm water destinations such as Mauritius and the Maldives several times a week as part of the 2021/22 winter flight schedule. From 24 October, Cancún on the Mexican Caribbean coast will be added as a new destination.
On the business side, the airline made this announcement:
After a year and a half of pandemic, work from home, remote tools, hybrid working and video conferencing are part of the familiar working world. Even if new working methods have established themselves, personal contact with customers, business partners and employees in international branches is missing. This is why many business professionals are now increasingly taking business trips again. At Austrian Airlines, demand is increasing, especially for destinations in neighboring countries like Germany and Switzerland.
“With our route network, private and business travelers can fly to over 70 destinations within Europe with more than 700 departures per week since the beginning of September. We also offer intercontinental flights, for example to the US, and we hope that Europeans will soon be able to enter the country,” says Austrian Airlines COO Michael Trestl.
In addition to hygiene and security measures, suitable flight times are particularly relevant for business travelers within Europe. The majority of European business destinations are available daily, in some cases up to three times a day, and are served by Austrian Airlines at the start and end of the day with direct connections from the Vienna hub. With New York, Washington, Chicago, Bangkok, Shanghai, Tokyo, Tel Aviv and, starting from October, Montreal, Austrian Airlines also has long-haul destinations for business travelers in its flight program. In addition, the other airlines within the Lufthansa Group and their hubs provide access to further attractive destinations worldwide. However, with a few exceptions, travel restrictions still apply to Austrians to many intercontinental destinations.
With the AIRail offer from Linz, Salzburg or Graz central station, the provincial capitals are intermodally connected to the hub at Vienna Airport. AIRail passengers can now also check in their luggage during the train journey from Linz and Salzburg and proceed directly to the gate at Vienna Airport as part of a pilot phase until the end of October.
Top Copyright Photo: Austrian Airlines Airbus A320-214 OE-LBP (msn 797) AYT (Ton Jochems). Image: 954986.
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