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Initial Flight from Hong Kong to Vienna Departs Today

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Starting today Austrian Airlines offers up to five weekly flights from Hong Kong to Vienna operating a Boeing 777. “As a result, effective immediately, direct flights will not only be offered from Shanghai and Beijing but also from Hong Kong to Vienna,” explains Austrian Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Andreas Otto.“Following the successful expansion of our flight offering to North America, we are now focusing on Greater China. We see good growth potential in our latest destinations Hong Kong and Shanghai.” Austrian Airlines will offer flights from Hong Kong to Vienna throughout the entire year. The duration of flights from Hong Kong to Vienna at a distance of more than 8,700 km is 12 hours 30 minutes.

For its inaugural flight to Hong Kong Austrian Airlines specially branded a Boeing 777 with the registration OE-LPD. With the lettering “Servus Hong Kong” Austrian Airlines welcomes the new destination in its route network. In order to pay respect, the lettering is also shown in traditional Chinese characters combined with Hong Kong’s flag. The flag represents a stylized, white, five-petal Bauhinia-blossom, a flower that specifically originated in Hong Kong.

On the occasion of the new flights also Norbert Kettner, Vienna Tourist Board Managing Director, explains: “For many years Vienna has ranked among the world’s most liveable cities. Its cultural scene is firmly established at the international top table, and it is also one of Europe’s most important business hubs. These are all factors that are valued not only by the local population, but also by international businesspeople, students and the more than six million tourists who visit the city each year. Direct flights between Hong Kong and Vienna will provide even more positive stimulus for the capital. The new route marks another step towards realizing our 2020 tourism strategy which will see the addition of 20 direct flights to Vienna from major cities worldwide – thanks in no small part to the first-class support of Austrian Airlines, which has been our most important strategic partner for 14 years now.”

2. Austrian Airlines Specially Branded Its Flight With The Lettering “Servus Hong Kong” and Five-Petal Bauhinia-Blossom

Hong Kong-Vienna-Hong Kong flights in the current summer flight schedule (as of September 6, 2016)

Route Flight number Flight days Departure Arrival
Hong Kong-Vienna OS068 Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays 12:55 p.m. 7:25 p.m.
Vienna-Hong Kong OS067 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays 5:50 p.m. 11:25 a.m.
(next day)

Lufthansa Group in Greater China

Austrian Airlines is part of Lufthansa Group, which is also very well represented in Greater China. The Lufthansa Group operates flights to its major European hubs from six cities, namely Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shenyang and Hong Kong. As a result, Lufthansa is the leading European airline with respect to flights from Greater China to Europe. For example, Lufthansa offers daily flights from Hong Kong to Frankfurt and Munich. SWISS also operates one flight each day to Zurich. “Austrian Airlines new flights complement the current offer by Lufthansa group in Greater China. With over 90 weekly flights, differentiated schedules and three diversified onboard products, Lufthansa Group becomes more attractive to the local market,” says Dieter Vranckx, Vice President for Lufthansa Group Airlines Asia Pacific.

Flights from Hong Kong to all four Lufthansa Group flight hubs in the summer flight schedule 2016

Route Flight number Flight days Departure Arrival Aircraft
to Frankfurt LH797 Daily 00:35 a.m. 6:20 a.m. Airbus A380
to Munich LH731 Daily 11:40 p.m. 5:25 a.m.
(next day)
Airbus A340
to Vienna OS068 Mondays, Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays 12:55 p.m. 7:25 p.m. Boeing 777
to Zurich LX139 Daily 23:35 p.m. 6:10 a.m. (next day) Boeing 777

Flights from all four European flight hubs of the Lufthansa Group in the summer flight schedule 2016

Route Flight number Flight days Departure Arrival Aircraft
from Frankfurt LH796 Daily 10:15 p.m. 4:20 p.m.
(next day)
Airbus A380
from Munich LH730 Daily 10:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
(next day)
Airbus A340
from Vienna OS067 Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays 5:50 p.m. 11:25 a.m.
(next day)
Boeing 777
from Zurich LX138 Daily 10:45 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
(next day)
Boeing 777

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