Omikron red pen: Ryanair temporarily suspends 15 routes in Austria

Ryanair and Wizz Air at Vienna Airport (Photo: Jan Gruber).
Ryanair and Wizz Air at Vienna Airport (Photo: Jan Gruber).

Omikron red pen: Ryanair temporarily suspends 15 routes in Austria

Ryanair and Wizz Air at Vienna Airport (Photo: Jan Gruber).
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The Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has so far got through the winter flight schedule 2021/22 better in Austria than, for example, its competitor Wizz Air. Now the group of companies headed by Michael O'Leary is also using the “Omikron red pen” in Salzburg and Vienna. 14 routes from the capital will be temporarily suspended and one route in Mozart's city will be affected.

The destination Agadir offered from Vienna is a special case. This is not included in the specified number, as this route may not be served for official reasons. Morocco is currently banning all international passenger flights, so that all airlines are equally affected.

In Vienna, the “string concert” begins immediately after January 6th, 2022. For the time being, Ryanair only wants to pause the affected routes in January 2022. On many other routes there are, in some cases, strong frequency reductions. One example of this is Dortmund, which is currently only to be served twice a week. The following destinations are affected by the temporary suspension from Vienna: Akaba, Banja Luka, Billund, Bristol, Gdansk, Edinburgh, Kosice, Lappeenranta, Liverpool, Nis, Sandefjord (“Oslo Torp”), Pisa, Rome-Ciampino and Suceava. Manchester will be suspended from Salzburg.

The reason for the reduction at Ryanair is that, due to the recent tightening of entry and quarantine regulations, demand has suffered a sharp kink from January 2022. The lowcoster felt this a little later - in direct comparison with Wizz Air and Austrian Airlines - but is not spared. The classification of the UK as a so-called virus variant area is also the reason why UK targets are set above average.

It should also be noted that destinations such as Akaba, Banja Luka, Lappeenranta and Kosice are affected that were only recorded a few weeks ago or, in the case of Akaba, even a few days from the Austrian capital. Kosice and Oslo are also served by Austrian Airlines. The Ryanair competitor said on request that these routes will not be discontinued, but will continue to be operated.

How long the Irish low-cost airline will actually suspend those routes that will be paused from the beginning of January 2022 is unclear. Officially, it is suspended for around a month, but in the course of the corona pandemic so far, almost all airlines have often extended breaks. In general, it cannot be ruled out that Ryanair will expand the so-called temporary red pen in Salzburg and Vienna. But you definitely don't want to withdraw.

The table below shows the flights offered by the Irish low-cost carrier from Vienna and Salzburg. The routes marked in bold are temporarily set on the specified date. Those destinations that have named a recording date are either new or not currently served, or they are seasonal summer routes.

Ryanair routes from Austria at a glance:

Place of departuredestinationStatus
ViennaAgadirdiscontinued (international landing ban Morocco)
ViennaAlgherofrom March 27, 2022
ViennaAlicante I&IIconstantly
ViennaAmmanconstantly
ViennaAqabadiscontinued on January 7, 2022
ViennaAthensconstantly
ViennaBanja Lukadiscontinued on January 7, 2022
ViennaBarcelonaconstantly
ViennaBariconstantly
ViennaBillunddiscontinued on January 7, 2022
ViennaBolognaconstantly
ViennaBremenfrom March 28, 2022
ViennaToastfrom March 28, 2022
ViennaBristoldiscontinued on January 9, 2022
ViennaCharleroiconstantly
ViennaBucharestconstantly
ViennaBurgasfrom April 9, 2022
ViennaCagliarifrom March 27, 2022
ViennaCardiffonly special flight
ViennaCataniaconstantly
ViennaGdanskdiscontinued on January 8, 2022
ViennaDortmundconstantly
ViennaDublinconstantly
ViennaDubrovnikfrom March 27, 2022
ViennaEdinburghdiscontinued on January 9, 2022
ViennaEindhovenconstantly
ViennaFarofrom March 27, 2022
ViennaFuerteventuraconstantly
ViennaGenoafrom June 2, 2022
ViennaGothenburgfrom March 27, 2022
ViennaLas Palmasfrom January 1, 2022
ViennaHeraklionfrom March 28, 2022
ViennaIbizafrom March 28, 2022
ViennaKalamatafrom June 3, 2022
ViennaKefaloniafrom June 4, 2022
Viennakhersonfrom February 3, 2022
ViennaCologne / Bonnconstantly
ViennaKorfufrom March 27, 2022
ViennaKosfrom March 29, 2022
ViennaKosicediscontinued on January 7, 2022
ViennaKrakowfrom March 27, 2022
ViennaChania (Crete)from June 3, 2022
ViennaKiev Borispilconstantly
ViennaLamezia Termefrom June 2, 2022
ViennaLanzarotefrom January 1, 2022
ViennaLappeenrantadiscontinued on January 9, 2022
ViennaLarnakafrom March 27, 2022
ViennaLisbonconstantly
ViennaLiverpooldiscontinued on January 8, 2022
ViennaLondon Stanstedconstantly
ViennaMadridconstantly
ViennaBergamoconstantly
ViennaMalpensaconstantly
ViennaMalagaconstantly
ViennaLuqa (Malta)constantly
ViennaManchesterfrom June 1, 2022
ViennaMarseilleconstantly
ViennaMahon (Minorca)from March 27, 2022
ViennaMykonosfrom June 1, 2022
ViennaNaplesconstantly
ViennaAprildiscontinued on January 8, 2022
ViennaOslo Torpdiscontinued on January 7, 2022
ViennaPalermofrom March 29, 2022
ViennaPalma de Mallorcaconstantly
ViennaPaphosconstantly
ViennaParis Beauvaisconstantly
ViennaPerugiafrom June 3, 2022
ViennaPisadiscontinued on January 7, 2022
ViennaOportoconstantly
ViennaPrevezafrom June 2, 2022
ViennaPulafrom June 1, 2022
ViennaRhodesfrom June 2, 2022
ViennaRigaconstantly
ViennaRiminifrom June 3, 2022
ViennaRome FCOconstantly
ViennaRome CIAset
ViennaSantanderconstantly
ViennaSantorinifrom June 2, 2022
ViennaZaragozaconstantly
ViennaSevillaconstantly
ViennaSkiathosfrom June 1, 2022
ViennaSofiaconstantly
ViennaStockholm ARNconstantly
ViennaSuceavadiscontinued on January 9, 2022
ViennaTallinnconstantly
ViennaTel Avivconstantly
ViennaTenerife Southconstantly
ViennaThessalonikiconstantly
ViennaValenciaconstantly
ViennaVarnafrom March 27, 2022
ViennaVenicefrom March 27, 2022
ViennaVilniusconstantly
ViennaModlin (Warsaw)constantly
ViennaZadarfrom March 28, 2022
ViennaZakynthosfrom June 1, 2022
SalzburgDublinconstantly
SalzburgLondon Stanstedconstantly
SalzburgManchesterdiscontinued on January 7, 2022

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