Thanks to the introduction of a sixth Boeing 777-200ER, Austrian Airlines will resume in 2018 its routes from Tokyo to Japan and from Cape Town to South Africa.
As of 15 May possibly 2018, the Austrian subsidiary of Lufthansa will work 5 flights a 7 days in between Vienna and Tokyo-Narita. The company will be offered only all through the summer time.
The takeover of this line comes “ more than early as anticipated ,” states Andreas Otto, the commercial director of Austrian Airlines. He explains: “ we temporarily stopped flights to Tokyo in September 2016 because the highway had turn into unprofitable thanks to the economic slowdown and devaluation of the Japanese forex. Having said that, market disorders have enhanced substantially in current months, which is why we are as soon as again looking at potential. The need for this highway exists . “
What's more, Austrian Airlines will resume its Vienna-Cape Town route from October 27, 2018, with two flights for each 7 days only for the wintertime time. It is “ an enlargement of our lengthy-haul present to wintertime tourist places ,” states Andreas Otto.
The two new strains will be operated with a Boeing 777-200ER. Their reopening is manufactured possible by the addition to the fleet of a sixth plane of this sort in 2018. The big plane will be leased to AerCap for an eight-12 months period in around three hundred seats. The framework of a advancement program of the Austrian company .
Austrian's lengthy-haul fleet, consisting of 6 767-300ERs and 5 777-200ERs, will be equipped with a Premium Overall economy course starting off in the wintertime of 2017-2018. This new cabin, intermediate in between the Business and Overall economy courses, will have 18 seats on the 767-300ER and 24 seats on the 777-200ER.
Image: Boeing 777-200ER of Austrian Airlines – © Austrian Airlines