Austrian Airlines expands long-haul network with inaugural  flight to Boston 

Austrian Airlines expands long-haul network with inaugural  flight to Boston 

Austrian Airlines took off for Boston for the first time, launching the year round nonstop flight connection from Vienna to Boston. Austria’s home carrier will fly to the US  metropolis on the East Coast up to six times a week. The flight will be operated with a Boeing 767,  which has 211 seats.

Before the passengers took off on board the Boeing 767 to Boston, they were welcomed at the gate  by Austrian Airlines CCO Michael Trestl and Julian Jäger, Joint CEO and COO of Vienna Airport, and introduced to the new destination. In addition to the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony, guests  enjoyed culinary delights and a quick sketch artist who artistically captured the moment of their  inaugural flight. Goodies were handed out by Austrian Airlines CCO Michael Trestl on board the  inaugural flight.

Michael Trestl, Chief Commercial Officer of Austrian Airlines, is enthusiastic about the strategic route  expansion: “We are delighted to add an extremely attractive destination to our Austrian Airlines  destination portfolio with Boston. By expanding our long-haul network, we are offering our  passengers a diverse travel program, increasing our presence in the international market and  strengthening our hub in Vienna.” He continues: “Boston is a fascinating destination for leisure and  business travelers with its renowned educational institutions, including Harvard and MIT, its business  affiliations and the incomparable charm of the city. It will also make it even easier for visitors from  the USA to travel to Vienna in the future.”

The travel time between Vienna and Boston, some 6,500 kilometres away, is approximately 9 hours.  The flight will be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays as well as  every second Tuesday. Departure from Vienna is at 10:40 a.m., arriving in Boston at 01:50 p.m. local  time. The return flight departs Boston at 05:10 p.m., arriving in Vienna at 07:25 a.m. local time.

With the addition of Boston as new destination, Austrian Airlines increases its intercontinental  footprint to a total of 18 destinations, offering its passengers in 2024 more than 125 worldwide travel  destinations.

Julian Jäger, Joint CEO and COO of Vienna Airport, is pleased about the successful cooperation  between Austrian Airlines and Vienna Airport and emphasizes: “The USA is the most important long haul market for Vienna Airport. With the new direct connection to Boston, our home carrier Austrian  Airlines is expanding its North America offering. Boston, one of the oldest cities in the USA, offers  numerous cultural and historical highlights. The modernization and expansion of the Austrian Airlines  long-haul fleet to eleven Boeing 787 Dreamliners increases the attractiveness of North American  travel and gives Vienna’s economy and tourism an important boost at the beginning of summer.”

Norbert Kettner, Managing Director of Vienna Tourist Board, is also delighted about the strengthened  connection to the USA: “As a medium-sized capital of a small country, Vienna can succeed in tourism  and overall economically only through its connection to international transport routes. In 2024,  Vienna will continue to be a globally connected city – the new Boston flight of our strategic partner  Austrian Airlines provides a strong boost for both leisure tourism and the conference sector. Vienna’s  tourism is once again as international as it was before the pandemic. The USA, which is Vienna’s  most important long-distance market and was already above its pre-pandemic level in 2023, played  a major role in this.”

Route Flightnumber Flightday Departure – Arrival

(local times)

Vienna – Boston OS 91 Daily except Thursdays, on  Tuesdays service only  every second week 10:40 a.m. – 01:50 p.m.
Boston – Vienna OS 92 Daily except Thursdays, on  Tuesdays service only  every second week 05:10 p.m. – 07:25 a.m. (next day)

 

 

 

 

 

 



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