Austrian Airlines is increasing the frequency of its Vienna-Newark service to a daily flight in June and will launch new weekly service between Vienna and Mauritius in late October.
Speaking at the Lufthansa Group annual New Year media breakfast in New York on February 27, Florian Müller, Austrian Airlines’ general manager, the Americas, said Austrian would increase the frequency of its Vienna-Newark round-trips from five to six days a week in April.
Then, in June, Lufthansa Group member Austrian Airlines will increase the frequency of its Vienna-Newark round-trip ‒ which it operates with Boeing 767-300ER widebodies ‒ to a daily service, Müller said.
The move, which comes less than a year after Austrian Airlines began serving Newark Liberty International Airport (its first flight on the route was on July 2, 2014) means that the carrier will be offering daily service to all of its five North American destinations from June.
In addition to Newark, its newest destination in North America, Austrian also serves Chicago, New York JFK, Toronto and Washington Dulles International Airport on the same continent.
Müller also reveals that Austrian Airlines is launching weekly service on Thursdays from October 29 between Vienna and Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (IATA code MRU) on Mauritius, again with Boeing 767-300ER equipment.
Austrian Airlines has scheduled a block time of 10 hours 40 minutes for the outbound Vienna-Mauritius flight. The return flight from Mauritius to Vienna will depart MRU on Fridays.
The carrier will operate the Vienna-Mauritius service throughout its winter 2015-2016 schedule.
On the flights Austrian will offer its ‘Smart Upgrade’ service, which offers passengers the possibility to purchase an upgrade to a seat in Business Class by auction; its ‘red legroom’ service, which allows passengers to purchase a reservation for a exit row seat with extra legroom at the exit row; and its à la carte menu from DO & CO, which for a price offers a freshly prepared three-course meal in addition to the free catering.
Austrian Airlines’ modestly sized long-haul fleet currently contains six Boeing 767-300ERs and five 777-200ERs.