The airline Austrian Airlines published the rest of the summer flight schedule until the end of October 2020 on Thursday. According to the company, the offer corresponds to around 40 percent of the originally planned capacity. Around 20 percent are currently offered.
Subject to new official restrictions, additional destinations are to be added step by step. From August, a China route will be served again with Shanghai. However, this assumes that Austria lifts the flight ban by then. For the time being, only a weekly rotation is planned.
From September, additional routes will be included in the flight schedule, which will initially be operated up to once a day. This applies to Chişinău, Dnipro, Iaşi, Yerevan, Klagenfurt, Leipzig, Lviv, Lyon, Nuremberg and Odessa. With regard to the Ukraine destinations, it should be noted that there is a landing ban for passenger flights started in this country until at least July 15, 2020.
In addition to resumption of operations, Austrian Airlines will increase capacity on almost all existing routes from September. That means more flights and bigger machines. From September onwards, Amsterdam, Brussels, Bucharest, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Copenhagen and Paris will be on the program with up to three daily flights. There are flights to Athens up to twice a day instead of once. Due to the constant ramping up of operations, the offer rises to over 30 percent in September. By the end of October, almost 40 percent of the previous year's program and over 60 destinations are back on the flight schedule.
"With the publication of the entire rest of the summer flight schedule, we are offering our customers more planning security," says Austrian Airlines CCO Andreas Otto. "The demand so far makes us confident that we are on the right track with the ramp-up of flight operations."