Austrian Airlines is adding two tourist destinations to its 2015 network, Mahón on the Mediterranean island of Menorca and Miami in Florida.
Lufthansa Group carrier Austrian Airlines will launch weekly summer-season service on Saturdays between Vienna and Mahón, the capital of the island of Menorca in Spain’s Balearic Islands, on June 20.
Austrian will operate its Vienna-Mahón service with Bombardier Q400 turboprop regional airliners, which will fly the 830-miles-plus route in a block time of two hours 35 minutes southbound and two hours 50 minutes northbound.
Then, on October 16, Austrian will begin operating five-times-weekly round-trips between Vienna and Miami, using a Boeing 777-200ER widebody.
“We are expanding our offering to tourist destinations in both the medium-haul and long-haul segments. In the summer we are increasingly focusing on Spain, alongside Turkey and Greece with Austrian myHoliday,” says Andreas Otto, Austrian Airlines’ chief commercial officer.
“We are putting an emphasis on sunny long-haul tourist destinations in the winter season, featuring Mauritius and now flights to Miami,” adds Otto.
Miami will be Austrian Airlines’ sixth North American gateway, the carrier already serving New York JFK, Newark, Washington, Chicago and Toronto from Vienna.
The addition of Mahón as a summer-season destination means that in the summer of 2015 Austrian Airlines will be operating flights on behalf of in-house tour operator Austrian myHoliday to all three of the main Spanish Balearic resort islands: Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca.
Austrian Airlines’ new Vienna-Mahón route also sees the airline expanding its route network to Spain to eight destinations. In addition to all three main Balearic Islands, Austrian flies from Vienna to Barcelona and the Canary Islands of Las Palmas, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
The carrier’s schedule for its new Vienna-Mahón service will see flight OS9515 departing Vienna International Airport (IATA code VIE) at 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays from June 20 to September 19 and arriving at Menorca Airport (MAH) at 3:35 p.m.
In the other direction, flight OS9516 will leave MAH at 4:20 p.m. on Saturdays from June 20 to September 19 and touch down at VIE at 7:10 p.m.
One-way tickets are available for Austrian’s Vienna-Mahón flights, starting at €149 ($161.75) in each direction, including all taxes and fees. Tickets can be booked from March 6, at www.austrian.com/myholiday.
Austrian’s schedule for its Vienna-Miami service will see flight OS097 push back from the gate at VIE at 9:55 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from October 16 and land at Miami International Airport (MIA) at 3:20 p.m. local time.
In the other direction, flight OS098 will depart MIA at 5:10 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from October 16 and reach VIE at 8:50 a.m. the following morning, local time.
Austrian’s scheduled block time for the westbound Vienna-Miami flight will be 11 hours 25 minutes, while the block time for the eastbound Miami-Vienna flight will be nine hours 40 minutes.