Beginning today (Oct. 1), Austrian Airlines is resuming its flights on its Montréal – Vienna route. Previously, the carrier operated the route from April 2019 to March 2020, before it was suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The flight joins the already reinstated Lufthansa routes from Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver to the air carrier’s hubs in Germany, as well as SWISS’s Montréal flight to Zurich.
Flight OS 73 will be year-round and consist of three weekly flights at the onset. It will depart from Vienna at 10:30 a.m. local time and arrive at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport at 1:25 p.m. local time.
Eastbound flight OS 74 is scheduled to depart Montréal at 6:45 p.m. local time and land in Vienna at 8.45 a.m. local time the following day. The route will be flown with a Boeing 767-300 ER, seating 211 passengers in a three-class configuration.
Brendan Shashoua, director of sales for Canada, Lufthansa Group, said that: “The Montréal-Vienna flight was an important milestone for Austrian Airlines and we are thrilled to finally be flying the route once again.”
Shashoua continued: “Now, Montrealers, and those living in the region’s surrounding communities, will be able to experience, first-hand, Austrian’s elevated service, premium products and culinary options, all while being in a safe and sanitized environment.”
The cooperation with Air Canada and Austrian Airlines also continues to expand. Since mid-July, Air Canada has been operating a codeshare flight with Austrian Airlines from Toronto to Vienna, three times a week.