Austrian Airlines is adding a new long-haul destination in Asia to its route network this year. Starting on September 5, 2016, Austria’s national carrier will fly up to five times per week to Hong Kong, deploying a Boeing 777 aircraft. “As of September, we are offering flights to the three largest cities in China i.e. Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong”, explains Austrian Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Andreas Otto. Hong Kong is not only interesting as a point to point destination but in particular for transfer traffic. About two-thirds of the passengers will change flights at the Vienna flight hub, especially in the direction of Western and Eastern Europe.
In its summer 2016 flight schedule, Austrian Airlines will offer a total of 31 weekly non-stop flights to Asia. Five flights per week on a Boeing 767 will be operated to Beijing. Flights to Shanghai, Bangkok and Tokyo will take off from Vienna on a Boeing 777 up to once a day, whereas the airline will fly to Hong Kong up to five times each week. Moreover, Colombo and Malé will be seasonally included as tourist destinations with up to two flights per week in the winter flight schedule 2016 starting in October 2016.
Flight time to Hong Kong at a distance of 8,700 kilometers from Vienna is about 11 hours 25 minutes. They can be booked effective immediately at www.austrian.com, by calling the local Austrian call center or in a travel agency. Flights Hong Kong-Vienna-Hong Kong as of September 5, 2016