Austrian Airlines initiates flight service to Los Angeles

Courtesy: Austrian Airlines Group.

Courtesy: Austrian Airlines Group.

Austrian Airlines will add a new long-haul destination in North America to its flight schedule in the summer of 2017. Starting on April 10, 2017, a Boeing 777 will take off for Vienna bound for Los Angeles, the largest city in California, up to six times each week. “After Chicago, Newark and Miami, L.A. is now the fourth new flight destination and the so far biggest leap into the USA. We will fly to the West Coast with our existing fleet and are already very excited about this new venture”, says Austrian Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Andreas Otto. In an initial step, the Vienna-Los Angeles route will be served seasonally in the summer 2017 flight schedule. The metropolis of Los Angeles with its millions of inhabitants is not only interesting for point-to-point but especially for transfer traffic. About two-thirds of the passengers will transfer flights at the Vienna flight hub.

In its summer 2017 flight schedule, Austrian Airlines will offer a total of up to 44 weekly non-stop flights to North America. This will encompass up to five times per week to Miami, a maximum of six weekly flights each to Los Angeles and Toronto, and up to one flight each day to Washington and Chicago. Austrian Airlines will continue to offer thirteen weekly flights to New York. However, flight times to New York JFK will be adjusted as of March 27, 2017. Of the six weekly flights to New York, four of the departures will be shifted from the morning to the afternoon. Flight schedule changes such as these will enable Austrian Airlines to free sufficient capacity in its existing aircraft fleet to offer flight service to Los Angeles and thus add another long-haul destination. Thanks to the new flight times, customers will have the advantage of being able to choose between a morning flight to Newark and an afternoon flight to New York JFK, and thus the opportunity to travel to New York at different times of day.

Flight Times from Vienna to New York JFK till March, 26, 2017:

Route Flight number Flight days Departure – Arrival (local times)
Vienna – New York JFK OS 087

 

Up to daily 10:45 a.m.- 2:45 p.m.

 

New York JFK – Vienna OS 088

 

Up to daily 5:40 p.m. – 8:20 a.m. (next day)

 

NEW: Flight Times to New York JFK from March, 27, 2017:

Route Flight number Flight days Departure – Arrival (local times)
Vienna – New York JFK OS 087

 

Tuesdays, Thursday 10:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

 

OS 085 Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays NEW: 5:10 p.m. – 8:20 p.m.
New York JFK – Vienna OS 088

 

Tuesdays, Thursday 5:40 p.m. – 8:20 a.m. (next day)
OS 086 Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays NEW: 10:05 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. (next day)

The duration of the journey from Vienna to Los Angeles at a distance of more than 9,877 kilometers is about 12 hours 30 minutes. Tickets from Vienna to Los Angeles will be available starting at EUR 719 for round-trip flights, including taxes and fees. Tickets can be booked effective immediately either online at www.austrian.com, by phone at +43 (0) 5 1766 1000 or in a travel agency.

Austrian Airlines will operate a Boeing 777 to Los Angeles:

Route Flight number Flight days Departure – Arrival (local times)
Vienna – Los Angeles OS 081 Daily except Sundays 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Los Angeles – Vienna OS 082 Daily except Sundays 3:05 p.m. – 12 p.m. (next day)

The Lufthansa Group offering to Los Angeles starting with the summer 2017 flight schedule:

Route Flight number Flight days Departure – Arrival (local times)
Frankfurt – Los Angeles LH 456

LH 450

Daily

Daily

10:15 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.

2:05 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.

Los Angeles – Frankfurt LH 457

LH 451

Daily

Daily

3:25 p.m. – 11:20 a.m. (next day)

7:15 p.m. – 3 p.m. (next day)

Munich – Los Angeles LH 452 Daily 12 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Los Angeles – Munich LH 453 Daily 5:05 p.m. – 1:30 p.-m. (next day)
Zürich – Los Angeles LX 040 Daily 1:15 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Los Angeles – Zürich LX 041 Daily

7:40 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. (next day)

Source: Austrian Airlines.

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