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Austrian Airlines Launches New Direct Service to Boston, Expands Vienna-Innsbruck Frequencies

Austrian Airlines’ inaugural nonstop flight between Vienna and Boston took to the skies today (July 1st).  The route will operate year-round with up to six weekly flights, and will be serviced with a Boeing 767-300.

Austrian Airlines Boeing 767-300ER - Courtesy Austrian Airlines

On Monday (July 1, 2024), Austrian Airlines announced the launch of their inaugural flight between Vienna and Boston, Massachusetts.  The year-round route will now operate up to six times weekly with a 211-seat Boeing 767-300.  With the new route, Austrian’s intercontinental network expands to 18 destinations, and the carrier’s total network increases to 125+ destinations worldwide. Prior to departure, guests onboard today’s flight were welcomed at the gate by Austrian Airlines’ CCO Michael Trestl, and Vienna Airport’s Joint CEO and COO, Julian Jäger.  The celebration included a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony, culinary delights, and portraits by a quick sketch artist.

In Monday’s announcement, Austrian Airlines’ Chief Commercial Officer, Michael Trestl, said,

“We are delighted to add an extremely attractive destination to our Austrian Airlines destination portfolio with Boston. By expanding our long-haul network, we are offering our passengers a diverse travel program, increasing our presence in the international market and strengthening our hub in Vienna. Boston is a fascinating destination for leisure and business travelers with its renowned educational institutions, including Harvard and MIT, its business affiliations and the incomparable charm of the city. It will also make it even easier for visitors from the USA to travel to Vienna in the future.”

Also commenting on launch of service to Boston, Vienna Airport’s Joint CEO and COO, Julian Jäger, said,

“The USA is the most important long-haul market for Vienna Airport.  With the new direct connection to Boston, our home carrier Austrian Airlines is expanding its North America offering.  Boston, one of the oldest cities in the USA, offers numerous cultural and historical highlights.  The modernization and expansion of the Austrian Airlines long-haul fleet to eleven Boeing 787 Dreamliners increases the attractiveness of North American travel and gives Vienna’s economy and tourism an important boost at the beginning of summer.”

Austrian’s Vienna-Boston route will operate on Mondays. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as every Tuesday.  Flights depart Vienna at 10:40 and arrive in Boston at 13:50, while the return flights will depart Boston at 17:10 and will touch down in Vienna at 07:25+1 (all times local).

In a separate press release on Monday (July 1, 2024), Austrian Airlines further announced an expansion of frequencies between Vienna and Innsbruck, as well as four new routes for winter 2024/25.  The Vienna-Innsbruck route will operate 19 times per week, and starting in December, new routes from Innsbruck include service to Brussels, Copenhagen and Warsaw.  Direct weekly flights to Amsterdam will also operate once weekly through March 2025.  During the peak ski season, Austrian will also operate direct charters from Innsbruck to Stockholm and Billund.

In today’s announcement, Austrian Airlines’ CCO, Michael Trestl, said,

“With our expanded flight offer between Vienna and Innsbruck, we now provide our guests with greater flexibility and four direct tourist connections to Tyrol.  We see ourselves as part of the Tyrolean economy, and our commitment is reflected in our flight program!”

Also commenting on Austrian’s winter 2024/25 network expansion, Innsbruck Airport’s Managing Director, Marco Pernetta, added,

“We are very pleased that Austrian Airlines is increasing frequencies on the crucial Vienna-Innsbruck route and adding new European routes on winter weekends, clearly demonstrating their commitment to Innsbruck as a location.”

Lufthansa Airlines will also operate service between Innsbruck and Frankfurt 11 times per week for the upcoming winter season, thereby ensuring seamless connectivity to their global network.  Additionally, the Lufthansa Express Bus connection, which has been offered since summer 2024, will continue for winter with up to four daily trips to the carrier’s Munich hub.

Source: Austrian Airlines


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