Austrian Airlines is preparing to come out of hibernation and recommence operations from the 15th of June.
Like most airlines in Europe, it is looking to start short to mid-haul services
Commencing 15th June
- Tel Aviv
Week Commencing 22nd June
The airline will serve 37 destinations in the first wave, with a ramp-up to 40 by the end of June – restoring 5% of its total capacity (versus last year). The airline is working on an expanded July schedule.
To operate these services, Austrian Airlines will use smaller aircraft including Embraer 195 and de Havilland Dash 8 as opposed to the larger Airbus aircraft the airline operates.
The flights are loaded on www.austrian.com to book
You’ll need a face mask…
If you haven’t guessed by now, you will be required to wear a mouth-nose covering onboard Austrian Airlines aircraft as well as at Vienna Airport.
And you’ll have to provide your own.
Entry into countries can be limited due to quarantine regulations, so you will need to check during travel. Note that additional restrictions may be imposed during the entire trip due to the tougher hygienic and safety regulations, for example, longer waiting times at airport security checks.
When selecting or assigning seats, the general directive is that passengers, who do not live in the same household, should disperse themselves throughout the aircraft as far apart from each other as possible. However, in the case of high capacity utilization, no passenger will be refused a seat to keep a neighbouring seat free.
The airline is stepping up its aircraft cabin cleaning too
And if you’re not sure about travelling…
If you still don’t want to travel, Austrian Airlines has extended the period for rebooking flights at no charge. 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. Tickets for cancelled flights can also be rebooked after the original flight date.
Austrian AirlinesCCO Andreas Otto said:
“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
“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”,
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