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Austrian Airlines Focuses on Tourist Destinations in 2015

Destinations

• New destinations: Menorca, Mauritius, Miami and Odessa
• Expanded frequency to North America
• Austrian myHoliday increases holiday offers, remains the market leader for Greece

Austrian Airlines is offering its passengers an extensive offering of about 130 destinations in 58 countries during the summer of 2015. Austria’s national carrier will increasingly focus on tourist destinations in 2015. The airline has added new destinations, for example Menorca starting in June 2015 and Miami and Mauritius as of October 2015. In addition, Austrian Airlines is expanding its offering to North America and flight service will be offered up to once a day to all its destinations there. As of March 30, 2015, Austrian Airlines will also operate flights to Odessa, another destination in its focus market of Eastern Europe.

Austrian Airlines in the summer
In the coming summer, the vacation brand myHoliday will take passengers to some 40 destinations. Austrian Airlines continues to be the clear market leader in Greece, offering flights to 21 destinations. No other airline flies to as many Aegean destinations from Vienna. With the addition of Menorca flight service to Spain is being expanded to a total of eight destinations including the three Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca. Frequencies to Naples and Lamezia Therme in Italy will be increased, with two additional direct weekly flights to Naples for a total of three and one additional flight to Lamezia Therme for a total of two flights per week.

Expansion to North America
Towards the end of the summer flight schedule, Austrian Airlines will add a new route in the USA. Starting on October 16, 2015, Austrian Airlines will operate a Boeing 777 aircraft on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays to Miami. Accordingly, the airline will offer a sixth destination in North America in addition to its existing flights to John F. Kennedy and Newark airports in New York, Washington, Chicago and Toronto in Canada. Austria is increasing the frequency of its flight service to North America due to the positive level of demand, and will operate flights to all its destinations there up to once a day.

Specialist for Eastern Europe – Ukraine crisis
Austrian Airlines remains the market leader to Eastern Europe among the Western European airlines operating from one hub. Austria’s national carrier will offer flights this summer to a total of 40 different destinations in the region together with its partners.

Austria’s national carrier has adapted its flight offering to reflect declining demand as a result of the ongoing crisis in its focus market of Eastern Europe. Capacities to Russia and the Ukraine were already optimized in the 2014/15 winter flight schedule, and most flights were cancelled from and to Rostov in Russia and Kharkov in the Ukraine. Flight service has been suspended to these two destinations for the time being as a consequence of weak demand. Austrian Airlines still operates flights to four destinations in the Ukraine, namely Dnepropetrovsk, Kiev, Lviv and the new route to Odessa, along with three destinations in Russia, Krasnodar, Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Lufthansa Group with new holiday destinations
The airlines in the Lufthansa Group Airlines – Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Germanwings, Lufthansa and Swiss – will become even more attractive to holidaymakers and leisure travelers this coming summer. The airlines’ offer will be added with popular tourist and leisure-orientated destinations. Passengers will therefore be able to count on the high-quality service and dependability of a scheduled airline. During the summer holidays, many tourist destinations will be bolstered with further seasonal connections. Additional flights are planned to be added to existing city connections. This is good news especially for business travelers. They will be more flexible in managing their appointments.

The forthcoming 2015 summer flight timetable sees airlines in the Lufthansa Group offer their customers the densest route network in the world with more than 22,500 flights every week. Including the seasonal routes this summer, the Lufthansa Group airlines will be linking 321 destinations in 103 countries on four continents via its hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Vienna and Brussels, but also with many point-to-point routes (previous summer: 294 destinations in 101 countries). Over 18,100 code-share flights with 32 partner airlines extend the flight schedule of all Lufthansa Group Airlines and offer an virtually world-wide network. The summer flight timetables for the individual Group airlines are valid from Sunday, 29 March to Saturday, 25 October 2015.

Austrian Airlines
Austrian Airlines is Austria’s largest carrier and operates a global route network of round 130 destinations. That route network is particularly dense in Central and Eastern Europe with 40 destinations. Thanks to its favourable geographical location at the heart of Europe, the company’s hub at Vienna International Airport is the ideal gateway between East and West. Austrian Airlines is part of the Lufthansa Group, Europe’s largest airline group, and a member of the Star Alliance, the first global alliance of international airlines. The flight operations of the Austrian Airlines Group have been bundled at its 100% subsidiary Tyrolean Airways since 1st July, 2012.

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