Austrian Airlines returns to Los Angeles

Austrian Airlines has made this announcement:

With the resumption of flights to Los Angeles, Austrian Airlines offers an additional destination in North America: Initially, the red-white-red flag carrier offers five weekly flights to L.A. Starting in July, six weekly connections with Austrian Airlines largest aircraft, a Boeing 777-200, will link Vienna with the City of Angels.

The inaugural flight with the flight number OS 081 took off on May 20 from Vienna International Airport. Passengers of this flight have already experienced a special Hollywood-feeling prior departure. Hollywood’s crème de la crème, Sandra Bullock, Marilyn Monroe and Arnold Schwarzenegger, awaited the guests in the recently newly opened Pier East. Wax figures from Madam Tussauds were popular motives for selfies and caused camera flashes all over the Los Angeles gate. In addition, all passengers were looked after with typical American donuts.

Austrian Airlines will fly to Los Angeles during the summer time table until mid-October. The flight time from Vienna to Los Angeles, which is at a distance of 9.900km, is 12:30 hours. Recently, the red white red flag carrier operated flights to California’s largest city in summer 2019.

Flights in detail:
route                                 flight number   flight days                            departure – arrival (local time)
Vienna – Los Angeles      OS 081            Mo, Tue, We*, Thu, Fr, Sa   09:55 – 13:25
Los Angeles – Vienna      OS 082            Mo, Tue, We*, Thu, Fr, Sa   15:15 – 11:50 (on the next day)

*We: additional sixth connection between the beginning of July and the end of September

Over 30 weekly flights to the USA

“The time of hitting the ground running has come. After two years of Covid-related restrictions, we are taking-off again into a very well booked summer with an extended European route network, as well as attractive oversea-connections with increased frequencies”, says Austrian Airlines CCO Michael Trestl. On the intercontinental level, Austrian Airlines’ focus lies on the American market, which plays also an important role for the Austrian and Viennese tourism. Besides six weekly frequencies between Vienna and Los Angeles during the summer peak, daily flights to and from Chicago and Washington will be offered. Furthermore, daily flights to Newark and JFK airport in New York – namely in the morning and evening – will be operated. Thereby Austrian Airlines offers more than 30 weekly connections between Vienna and the USA.

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