Austrian Airlines starts flights to Newark next year which is a part of carrier’s efforts to broader U.S expansion. Austrian’s Newark flights will begin on 2nd July, when the airline will begin five Boeing 767 flights a week to Vienna, the capital of Austria. The Newark flights will complement Austrian’s existing daily service to New York JFK. Elsewhere, Austrian will expand capacity on two other U.S. routes it already flies.
On carrier’s Washington Dulles-Vienna route, it will switch to Boeing 777 jets for its daily round-trip flights on 1st July which provide about 90 extra seats per flight as compared to Boeing 767s it currently uses on the route. To Chicago O”Hare, Austrian will go to daily service beginning in May because of extensive demand. The airline currently offers five flights a week on its Vienna-Chicago route.
In the words of Karsten Benz, Austrian’s Chief Commercial Officer, North America is a great tourism destination and Austrian Airlines’ is very popular which is why its capacity is increased. He further says that changes will grow Austrian’s capacity to North America by about 30%. The airline is growing on long-haul routes, which further strengthening its service to the USA and expect 130,000 more passengers in 2014.