Austrian Airlines recently began its new, non-stop service between Vienna, Austria and Los Angeles, California. Austrian Airlines will initially be operating a five times weekly service on the new route; starting June 13, this number will increase to six flights per week.
According to Tamur Goudarzi Pour, vice president of airline sales for the Americas for Lufthansa Group, "Austrian Airlines is the third passenger airline of the Lufthansa Group to provide service to the Los Angeles market, which is one of our largest gateways in terms of passenger volume." With the new service, Pour says the Lufthansa Group will offer 46 weekly flights to and from California.
The Boeing 777-220, which is used on the LAX-VIE route, offers a two-class configuration that includes 48 Business Class seats and 260 Economy Class seats, for a total of 208 seats. Austrian's Business Class offers seats that turn into nearly 6-foot-long beds. Business Class passengers will also have access to the airline's Flying Chef program, where gourmet menus are created and then refined on-board by professional chefs.
Connections and Destinations
Austrian Airlines provides passengers connecting in Vienna with access to the Austrian Star Alliance Terminal, which enables connections in as little as 25 minutes. Vienna's city center can be accessed in as quick as 16 minutes using the Vienna Card, which Austrian Airlines arranged through partnerships, offering passengers up to 210 discounts on museums, tourist attractions, theaters, concerts and more.
Additionally, Austrian Airlines is part of the A++, a multilateral transatlantic joint venture that exists between the Lufthsana Group, Air Canada and United Airlines. It covers all of the airlines' North Atlantic routes and associated connecting flights, offering customers more destinations and route options, fewer and shorter connection times, and a wider range of products and services.