Austrian Airlines is to introduce new a new long haul route – connecting Vienna and Boston.
The new route will launch at the end of March 2020, in time for the summer timetable to begin
Planned operation is as follows
OS91 DEPART VIE 13:25 ARRIVE BOS 16:30 OS92 DEPART BOS 18:30 ARRIVE VIE 08:25+1 Commences 29th March 2020 Operates Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Booked Equipment: Boeing 767-300ER
Austrian Airlines will deploy a three-class Boeing 767-300ER, configured with 26 Business Class seats, 18 Premium Economy and 167 Economy Class seats.
Lead-in prices start at €399 return for a nine hour flight each way.
More Capacity for Chicago
Meanwhile, Chicago will switch to Boeing 777 operation for the entire Winter timetable. This was scheduled to be a mix of Boeing 767 and Boeing 777 aircraft – but it seems demand is pushing the airline to deploy a Boeing 777 for the entire timetable. With a 100 extra seats compared to the Boeing 767, its an additional 200 seats a week being added between Vienna and Chicago.
On the launch of the new Vienna-Boston route, Austrian Airlines CCO Andreas Otto said
“We are very pleased about this new and attractive destination. Boston is a city with great historical significance, just like Vienna”
“The city is also worth a trip from a business standpoint, not least because Boston is home to two of the world’s best universities, namely Harvard and MIT.”
Boston continues to be hot
The attraction of the North East Coast continues, with another airline adding service to Boston. With options to skip over most of Europe and connections to Central and Eastern Europe with ease – this will appeal to travellers who want to aviod some of the hubs out there.
For those redeeming miles, this could also be a good way of splashing the miles between the two cities.
And for Chicago – more seats are always welcome. Just remember to check the seat map.
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