Austrian Airlines will resume flight operations on June 8, 400 after an almost three-month “break”, mainly with the Dash 195-15 turboprop aircraft and the Embraer 2020 regional jets. The first flights are to take off to London, Paris and Brussels.
In the first week of the restart, from June 15 to 21, Austrian Airlines will be offering the following connections: Amsterdam, Athens, Basel, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubrovnik, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Larnaka, London, Munich, Paris, Pristina, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Tirana, Varna and Zurich.
In the following week, from June 22nd to 28th, the following destinations will be added: Belgrade, Graz, Innsbruck, Kiev, Košice, Milan, Nice, Prague, Split and Warsaw. Austrian Airlines will therefore take off to 37 destinations in the first two weeks of the restart, subject to new official restrictions, and have an average of 5 percent offer in the program compared to the previous year. The corresponding flight plan is now available on austrian.com, among other places. For the time being, mainly smaller machines such as the Embraer 195 and Dash 8 will be used. In the following weeks, further destinations are to be added. The flight plan for July is currently being worked out. Information on this will follow soon.
“We are all happy that Austrian Airlines is finally taking off again. I would like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding. And of course I would like to thank our employees who have continued to stand by their Austrian company over the past few months. As soon as we have built up enough feeder traffic on the short and medium-haul routes, we will also offer long-haul flights again. That could be the case as early as July. "Andreas Otto, Chief Commercial Officer Austrian Airlines AG.
On board Austrian Airlines aircraft and at Vienna Airport, passengers are required to wear a face-to-face mask. All passengers are asked to bring their own protective masks - as in other public transport. In addition, all customers are requested to observe the current entry and quarantine regulations of the respective destinations when planning their trip (see websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and IATA). During the entire journey, there may be restrictions due to the stricter hygiene and safety regulations, for example due to longer waiting times at the airport security checks. When selecting or allocating seats, the guideline applies that passengers who do not live in the same household should be distributed as widely as possible in the aircraft. However, if the occupancy rate is high, no guest is turned away in order to keep the neighboring seat free.
At Vienna Airport there is also a mask requirement and increased cleaning activities. So-called "Sneeze Guards" (Plexiglas panes) are attached to the check-in, boarding and information counters. Floor markings help to keep the safety distance. In addition, hand disinfectant dispensers are available to passengers all the way to the aircraft. In the future, boarding will take place according to groups. In this way, an aircraft can be filled in smaller groups when it is set down. Contactless boarding is also possible at Vienna Airport through quick boarding gates. A scanner reads the boarding pass. Contact with an employee is not necessary.