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Austrian Airlines to operate flights to 110 destinations in Summer with Los Angeles back on the map

Austrian Airlines has announced that it will operate flights to 110 destinations in Summer 2022 with Los Angeles back on the map from mid-May.


Austrian says that it is “continuously increasing its offer to pre-crisis levels” with 110 destinations on the map for summer schedule and a weekly frequency of 1,300 flights in the peak. Valencia in Spain and Kavala in Greece will be added to the airline’s network. In addition, the flag carrier of Austria will relaunch flights to Los Angeles in the United States. Starting 20th May 2022, Austrian will once-again operate 5-weekly flights between Vienna International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport with the following schedule:

  • Vienna-Los Angeles
  • Departure time: 09:55
  • Arrival time: 13:25
  • Flight time: 12 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: OS81
  • Frequency: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
  • Los Angeles-Vienna
  • Departure time: 15:15
  • Arrival time: 11:50 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 11 hours and 35 minutes
  • Flight number: OS82
  • Frequency: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays

These flights will be operated by a Boeing B777 featuring Economy Class, Premium Economy Class and Business Class.

Michael Trestl, Chief Commercial Officer, Austrian Airlines, said:

We are continuously expanding our offer with new long-haul destinations. This corresponds to our passengers’ demand that already showed last summer that they want to travel. Our new winter destination Cancún has confirmed this desire to travel. Los Angeles is the gateway to California, a popular holiday destination and transfer hub for connecting flights with our partners. On the new destination, we are expecting a balanced level of local and transfer passengers who will transfer in Vienna.

Related: Japan’s ZIPAIR announces Los Angeles as its first long-haul destination

Austrian Airlines last operated flights to the largest city on the US West Coast in summer 2019.

Austrian already operates flights to New York JFK, Newark, Chicago and Washington DC in the United States. All four airports will be served daily again from spring 2022. With 5-weekly flights to Los Angeles, the carrier will offer up to 33 weekly flights to the US in the summer flight schedule.

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Europe summer schedule

With 36 destinations in the Mediterranean, the summer focus within Europe is clearly on touristic destinations.

Michael said:

The offer on short and medium-haul routes will be significantly expanded compared to last year. We will increase capacity by 12 aircraft.

This summer, Austrian Airlines will fly up to 78-times-a-week to 19 holiday destinations in Greece. In addition to 17-rotations-per-week to Athens and 11-weekly connections to Heraklion, destinations such as Rhodes with 6-, Mykonos with 3-and Zakynthos with 5-weekly flights will be served. The schedule also includes rotations to Samos and Volos, and from 14th June 2022, Kavala on the Aegean coast will be offered as a new destination, with flights every Tuesday.

Austrian Airlines’ summer flight schedule also offers a comprehensive range of flights for holidays in Spain: Up to 3-flights-a-day to Palma de Mallorca, 2-flights-a-day to Barcelona, up to 5-flights-a-week to Ibiza with optimised connections at weekends, 4-flights-a-week to Malága, 2-flights-a-week to Gran Canaria and Tenerife and 1-flight-a-week to Menorca. From 4th June 2022, Valencia on Spain’s Mediterranean coast will be added to the Austrian route network and flights will be operated on Tuesdays and Saturdays (bookable from 1st February 2022).

This year, 11 Italian destinations are on the summer flight schedule. These include Catania, Olbia, Cagliari, Lamezia/Therme and city classics such as Rome, Milan and Bologna. Florence will be operated up to 2-times-a-day this summer. In total, Austrian Airlines will fly to the Italian highlights up to 115-times-a-week during the summer peak.

Many other destinations will be offered with increased frequency in the summer of 2022. For example, flights to Sofia will be operated up to 24-times-a-week, Tirana up to 17-times-a-week and Nice up to 14-times-a-week. Flights to Reykjavik in Iceland will be operated up to 4-times-a-week from 4th June 2022.

Michael added:

We are continuing our course as the Austrian flag carrier to connect Austria to Europe and the world in the best possible way.

Meanwhile, in December 2021, Austrian announced that as of 25th January 2022, it will (and has already added) an additional weekly frequency to Cancun, Mexico.

Featured image by Planespotters/Christian Jilg

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