New Start: Austrian Airlines to Resume Flight Operations on 15 June
The first planes operate between Vienna and London, Paris and Brussels, among others. Austrian Airlines will offer flights to Vienna from the following cities: Amsterdam, Athens, Basel, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubrovnik, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Larnaca, London, Munich, Paris, Pristina, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Tirana, Varna and Zurich. From 22-28 June 2020, these cities will follow: Belgrade, Graz, Innsbruck, Kyiv, Košice, Milan, Nice, Prague, Split and Warsaw. Accordingly, Austrian Airlines will offer an average of 5 percent capacity compared to the previous year. The corresponding flight schedule is now visible on austrian.com, among others. In the initial phase, the airline will primarily deploy smaller aircraft such as Embraer 195 and Dash 8. Other destinations will be added in subsequent weeks. The airline is currently developing a flight schedule for July and will provide the relevant information in the near future.
"We all are pleased that Austrian Airlines is finally flying again. I would like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding. And of course, I would like to thank our employees who stood firm in their commitment to our Austrian Airlines during these last few months", says CCO Andreas Otto. "We will also resume long-haul flight service as soon as we have sufficient feeder traffic on short- and medium-haul routes. This could already be the case in July", he adds.
Rebooking period extended until December 2021
Austrian Airlines has once again extended the period for rebooking flights at no charge in order to accommodate the wish of many passengers for enhanced flexibility in planning their journeys. Tickets which have already been booked or which will first be booked before 30 June 2020 for flights until 30 April 2021 can now be rebooked to a new travel date up until 31 December 2021 (latest start of the new trip). Passengers have until 31 January 2021 to specify a new flight date. The ticket will be held in abeyance up until then and the value of the ticket will remain unchanged.