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Austrian Airlines initiates flight service to Los Angeles

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• Austrian Airlines flies for the first time to a destination located on the west coast
• Up to six direct flights per week on a Boeing 777 from Vienna to Los Angeles starting April 10, 2017
• As of the summer of 2017: up to 44 weekly flights to North America with Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines will add a new long-haul destination in North America to its flight schedule in the summer of 2017. Starting on April 10, 2017, a Boeing 777 will take off for Vienna bound for Los Angeles, the largest city in California, up to six times each week. “After Chicago, Newark and Miami, L.A. is now the fourth new flight destination and the so far biggest leap into the USA. We will fly to the West Coast with our existing fleet and are already very excited about this new venture”, says Austrian Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Andreas Otto. In an initial step, the Vienna-Los Angeles route will be served seasonally in the summer 2017 flight schedule. The metropolis of Los Angeles with its millions of inhabitants is not only interesting for point-to-point but especially for transfer traffic. About two-thirds of the passengers will transfer flights at the Vienna flight hub.
In its summer 2017 flight schedule, Austrian Airlines will offer a total of up to 44 weekly non-stop flights to North America. This will encompass up to five times per week to Miami, a maximum of six weekly flights each to Los Angeles and Toronto, and up to one flight each day to Washington and Chicago. Austrian Airlines will continue to offer thirteen weekly flights to New York. However, flight times to New York JFK will be adjusted as of March 27, 2017. Of the six weekly flights to New York, four of the departures will be shifted from the morning to the afternoon. Flight schedule changes such as these will enable Austrian Airlines to free sufficient capacity in its existing aircraft fleet to offer flight service to Los Angeles and thus add another long-haul destination. Thanks to the new flight times, customers will have the advantage of being able to choose between a morning flight to Newark and an afternoon flight to New York JFK, and thus the opportunity to travel to New York at different times of day.
 Flight Times from Vienna to New York JFK till March, 26, 2017:
Vienna – New York JFK:
OS 087, Up to daily 10:45 a.m.- 2:45 p.m.
New York JFK – Vienna:
OS 088, Up to daily 5:40 p.m. – 8:20 a.m. (next day)
 NEW: Flight Times to New York JFK from March, 27, 2017:
Vienna – New York JFK:
OS 087, Tuesdays, Thursday 10:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
OS 085 Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays NEW: 5:10 p.m. – 8:20 p.m.
New York JFK – Vienna:
OS 088, Tuesdays, Thursday 5:40 p.m. – 8:20 a.m. (next day)
OS 086,  Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays NEW: 10:05 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. (next day)
 The duration of the journey from Vienna to Los Angeles at a distance of more than 9,877 kilometers is about 12 hours 30 minutes. Tickets from Vienna to Los Angeles will be available starting at EUR 719 for round-trip flights, including taxes and fees. Tickets can be booked effective immediately either online at www.austrian.com, by phone at +43 (0) 5 1766 1000 or in a travel agency.
 Austrian Airlines will operate a Boeing 777 to Los Angeles:
Vienna – Los Angeles:
OS 081 Daily except Sundays 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Los Angeles – Vienna:
OS 082 Daily except Sundays 3:05 p.m. – 12 p.m. (next day)
 The Lufthansa Group offering to Los Angeles starting with the summer 2017 flight schedule:
Frankfurt – Los Angeles:
LH 456 Daily 10:15 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.
LH 450 Daily 2:05 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Los Angeles – Frankfurt:
LH 457 Daily 3:25 p.m. – 11:20 a.m. (next day)
LH 451 Daily 7:15 p.m. – 3 p.m. (next day)
Munich – Los Angeles:
LH 452 Daily 12 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Los Angeles – Munich:
LH 453 Daily 5:05 p.m. – 1:30 p.-m. (next day)
Zürich – Los Angeles:
LX 040 Daily 1:15 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Los Angeles – Zürich:
LX 041 Daily 7:40 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. (next day)

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