April 30, 2019 – Yesterday, Austrian Airlines launched its new, non-stop service between Vienna, Austria to Montréal, Quebec. Flight OS 73 departed from Vienna at 10:30 a.m. local time and arrived at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport at 1:35 p.m. local time. Eastbound flight OS 74 was scheduled to depart Montreal at 6:45 p.m. local time and land in Vienna at 8.45 a.m. local time the following day. Service will occur daily throughout the summer and five times per week during the winter season.
“We are pleased to feature this additional destination in our North American offering, which complements our dense route network in Central and Eastern Europe. Until the end of the year, we expect to transport approximately 75,000 passengers between Montréal and Vienna”, said Wolfgang Jani, CFO of Austrian Airlines. “Passengers travelling on this new route will be able to experience our elevated service, premium products and culinary options.”
With Austrian’s new gateway in Montréal, Lufthansa Group’s passenger airlines are now fully represented in this region. Now, all passengers in the Montréal area will have the entire Lufthansa Group passenger airlines (Austrian, Lufthansa and SWISS) at their disposal when choosing to travel internationally, and even more options to choose from when flying to Europe and beyond!
“We are very proud to welcome the largest Austrian carrier, Austrian Airlines, which operates a global network of more than 130 destinations”, said Philippe Rainville, President and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal. “Choosing Montréal to continue its expansion in Canada strengthens YUL’s status as an international hub. The addition of this new daily service to Montréal-Trudeau will offer travellers the opportunity to explore Vienna and discover the charms of this European city so rich in history.”
Helena Hartlauer, Media Relations Manager of the Vienna Tourist Board, is also pleased about the addition of this new destination to the Austrian Airlines portfolio. “Vienna's consistent top results in quality of life, its incomparable local cuisine, and its geographical - and cultural - location in the center of Europe are just some of the reasons for Vienna's immense popularity in Canada. In the last ten years, the number of Canadian overnight stays has increased by 59 percent. Thanks to our most important strategic partner Austrian Airlines, it is now possible to travel from Quebec to Vienna without changing planes, just in time for the Beethoven Year 2020, representing another important step in this success story.”
Austrian Airlines’ Business Class cabin features an elegant design with state-of-the-art seats that turn into nearly 6-1/2 feet-long, full flat beds. Business Class passengers will also enjoy the airline’s unique “Flying Chef” program where regional and international gourmet delicacies are prepared on-board by professional chefs. Sommeliers are also on-hand to recommend suitable wines to complement the menu. This cabin class can also savor a wide array of coffees provided through Austrian Airlines’ Original Viennese Coffee House Service while on-board. Guests can choose from ten Viennese coffee specialties by Julius Meinl. Austrian Airlines is the only airline in the world to provide this highly regarded service that exudes that special “Austrian touch”.
Austrian’s Premium Economy Class provides passengers with plenty of legroom based on seat spacing of up to 38 inches. Additional footrests are designed to take the strain off passengers’ legs during a long flight and the central armrest, with fold-out table between the seats and a personal, broad armrest for every guest, enables greater privacy and more room on the side. Furthermore, every seat is equipped with its own power outlet and USB port.
Vienna and Vienna Airport
Vienna is one of Europe’s oldest capitals, known for its imperial palaces, exemplary cuisine and charming coffee houses that are famous, not only for their relaxed atmosphere, but also for a variety of delightful deserts.
In terms of Vienna Airport, due to its location in the heart of Europe and close to many different destinations, it is the leading flight hub in Central and Eastern Europe.
The New Service In Brief
The duration of the Austrian Airlines flight from Montréal to Vienna is approximately nine hours. The flight connection between Toronto and Vienna will be taken over by Star Alliance and Joint Venture partner Air Canada, also operating daily in the summer and five times weekly during the winter season. Tickets for both destinations, Montréal and Toronto, can be booked at www.austrian.com.
Departure – Arrival (local times)
Vienna – Montréal
10:30 a.m. – 1:35 p.m.
Montréal – Vienna
6:45 p.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Departure – Arrival (local times)
Vienna – Toronto
10:40 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Toronto – Vienna
6:25 p.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Austrian Airlines in the U.S. and Canada
Austrian Airlines provide its customers with a route network of roughly 130 destinations worldwide. Passengers can travel nonstop to Vienna from its North American gateways in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York JFK, Montréal and Washington DC.
In Vienna, Austrian Airlines offers time-saving connections and access to over 100 destinations across Europe. The route network is particularly dense in Central and Eastern Europe: With 33 destinations, Austrian Airlines is the market leader throughout these regions. Thanks to its favorable geographical location at the heart of Europe, the company’s hub at Vienna International Airport is the ideal gateway between East and West. Austrian Airlines is part of the Lufthansa Group, Europe’s largest airline group, and a member of the Star Alliance, the first global alliance of international airlines.
For more information or reservations, visit www.austrian.com.
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