Austrian increases frequencies to Eastern Europe

Austrian Airlines has announced it will sharply increase flight frequencies to its core markets in Eastern Europe this summer, and build up capacity to the Middle East in a trade-off with the destination of Mumbai. The airline will increase flights from Vienna to Bucharest from three to five times per day, and to Sofia from four to up to five times a day. In the winter schedule, the number of flights operated to Belgrade was raised from three to up to four per day. In Western Europe, Austrian will offer passengers one additional self-operated flight per day to London Heathrow, beginning this summer. Now the carrier will be flying to the British capital four times a day. Austrian Airlines is also building up its flight product to and from Barcelona by one flight a day. From March 25, an Austrian flight will be taking off for the Catalonian capital three times a day. Austrian Airlines will also offer customers more flights within Austria: from March 1 onwards, an extra morning flight will proceed between Klagenfurt and Vienna. Now, Austrian will fly up to five times a day between Carinthia and the national capital. The extra flight to and from Linz, already introduced in the winter schedule, will remain in place in the summer schedule. Thus, Austrian Airlines will fly to and from Upper Austria up to four times a day. Connections to and from Graz, Salzburg and Innsbruck will continue to operate, as will the three flights per day the company operates to and from Altenrhein. The airline, home carrier of Austrian businesses, offers optimal connections to and from the Vienna hub, and from there to approximately 130 destinations worldwide. Beginning with the summer schedule, Austrian Airlines will cease its operations to and from Mumbai. Moving forward, the long-haul aircraft previously used on this route, a Boeing 767, will be deployed on flights to and from Tel Aviv and to Tehran. Austrian Airlines continues to fly six times a week to New Delhi. From the summer schedule onwards, Austrian will be relaunching its flights to Libya, flying five times a week to and from Tripoli. Austrian was temporarily forced to stop flying to and from Libya in February 2011 due to political unrest in the country. From the summer onwards, the airline will operate three flights a day to Stockholm. (