• Joe Breitfeller

Austrian Airlines Gradually Increases Flight Schedule for Summer 2021 Season

The carrier will resume more than 20 destinations for summer 2021 with up to 150 weekly flights to popular holiday destinations by midsummer. Austrian Airlines will focus on popular tourist destinations in Greece and Cyprus as well as Italy, Spain and Turkey.


Austrian Airlines Airbus A320 - Courtesy Austrian Airlines

On Wednesday (February 17, 2021), Austrian Airlines announced a gradual increase in their flight schedule for summer 2021 with the resumption of over 20 routes and up to 150 weekly flights by midsummer. Some of the resumed routes include service to Barcelona, Dubrovnik, Florence, Gothenburg, Kosice, Krakow, Lviv, Odessa and Oslo. Austrian’s intercontinental route network will include Amman, Bangkok, Chicago and Tokyo. The airline will continue to focus on popular summer holiday destinations in Greece and Cyprus, as well as Italy, Spain and Turkey. Austrian will offer up to 10 weekly flights to Heraklion (Crete), 16 weekly flights to Larnaca (Cyprus) and service to other summer favorites such as Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Rhodes, Mykonos, Kos, Catania and the Canary Islands.


Speaking on the carrier’s summer 2021 schedule, Austrian Airlines’ CCO, Michael Trestl, said,


“We are expecting increased demand in the tourism sector in summer and are therefore increasing our offer to vacation destinations by up to 20 percent from July. The booking phase for the 2021 vacation season is currently underway. With our expanded flight schedule, we want to create an attractive vacation offer for all Austrians. Of course, further development is highly dependent on the progress of the pandemic and the associated travel policies.”


Additionally, for the first time since 2009, Austrian will once again be flying to Hanover from March 25, 2021. The route, which was previously operated by Eurowings, will initially operate twice-weekly, with frequencies gradually increasing towards summer. By July, Austrian will offer two daily flights between Vienna and Hanover, as they expand their route network in Germany. Guests from the greater Hanover region will enjoy seamless connections via Austrian’s Vienna hub to Central and Southeastern Europe and the Middle East.



Source: Austrian Airlines