Austrian Airlines to relaunch flights to Los Angeles in summer

Austrian Airlines made this announcement:

Austrian Airlines’ summer flight schedule counts with 110 destinations and 1,300 weekly flights
• Five non-stop weekly flights to Los Angeles from mid-May
• Significant expansion of European route network: Valencia and Kavala as new destinations on the Mediterranean coast
• Capacity increase by 12 aircraft
• Austrian Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Michael Trestl: “We are continuously increasing our offer to pre-crisis levels.”

Austrian Airlines’ summer flight schedule 2022 is “ready for take-off”. With 110 destinations and a weekly frequency of 1,300 flights in the summer peak, the Austrian flag carrier is continuously increasing its offer to pre-crisis levels.

Next to new European destinations such as the Spanish and Greek port cities of Valencia and Kavala, another long-haul destination will be added to the program.

From May 20, 2022, Austrian Airlines will fly five times a week to Los Angeles on the US West Coast.


33 weekly flights to the USA

With Chicago, Washington and two airports in New York on the schedule, the red-white-red flag carrier already operates a good route network in the eastern USA. All four airports will be served daily again from spring 2022. With Los Angeles, the West Coast will now also be connected with non-stop flights from Vienna. In total, the flag carrier will offer up to 33 weekly flights to the US in the summer flight schedule. The flight time from Vienna to Los Angeles, about 9,900 kilometers away, is 12 hours and 30 minutes.

The flights in detail:
Route                         Flight no      Flight days                                      Departure – Arrival (local times)
Vienna – Los Angeles   OS 081        Daily except Wednesday & Sunday    9:55 a.m. – 1:25 p.m.
Los Angeles – Vienna   OS 082        Daily except Wednesday & Sunday    3:15 p.m. – 11:50 a.m. (next day)

This summer, Austrian Airlines will fly up to 78 times a week to 19 holiday destinations in Greece. In addition to 17 rotations per week to Athens and eleven weekly connections to Heraklion, destinations such as Rhodes with six, Mykonos with three and Zakynthos with five weekly flights will be served. The schedule also includes rotations to Samos and Volos, and from June 14, 2022 Kavala on the Aegean coast will be offered as a new destination, with flights every Tuesday.

Austrian Airlines’ summer flight schedule also offers a comprehensive range of flights for holidays in Spain: Up to three flights a day to Palma de Mallorca, two flights a day to Barcelona, up to five flights a week to Ibiza with optimized connections at weekends, four flights a week to Malága, two flights a week to Gran Canaria and Tenerife and one flight a week to Menorca. From June 4, 2022, Valencia on Spain’s Mediterranean coast will be added to the Austrian route network and will be operated on Tuesdays and Saturdays (bookable from February 1, 2022).

This year, 11 Italian destinations are on the summer flight schedule. These include Catania, Olbia, Cagliari, Lamezia/Therme and city classics such as Rome, Milan and Bologna. Florence will be operated up to two times a day this summer. In total, Austrian Airlines flies to the Italian highlights up to 115 times a week during the summer peak.

Many other destinations will be offered with increased frequency in the summer of 2022. For example, Sofia will be operated up to 24 times a week, Tirana up to 17 times a week and Nice up to 14 times a week. Iceland will be operated up to four times a week from June 4, 2022.