“Choosing Montréal to continue its expansion in Canada strengthens YUL’s status as an international hub. The addition of this new daily service to Montréal-Trudeau will offer travellers the opportunity to explore Vienna and discover the charms of this European city so rich in history.”
May 6, 2019 By Wings Staff
Austrian Airlines on April 29 launched its new, non-stop service between Vienna, Austria, to Montréal, Quebec. Flight OS 73 departed from Vienna at 10:30 a.m. local time and arrived at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport at 1:35 p.m. local time. This new Austrian Airlines service will occur daily throughout the summer and five times per week during the winter season.
“We are pleased to feature this additional destination in our North American offering, which complements our dense route network in Central and Eastern Europe. Until the end of the year, we expect to transport approximately 75,000 passengers between Montréal and Vienna,” said Wolfgang Jani, CFO of Austrian Airlines. “Passengers travelling on this new route will be able to experience our elevated service, premium products and culinary options.”
With Austrian’s new gateway in Montréal, the operator explains Lufthansa Group’s passenger airlines are now fully represented in this region. Now, all passengers in the Montréal area will have the entire Lufthansa Group passenger airlines (Austrian, Lufthansa and SWISS) at their disposal when choosing to travel internationally.
“We are very proud to welcome the largest Austrian carrier, Austrian Airlines, which operates a global network of more than 130 destinations,” said Philippe Rainville, president and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal. “Choosing Montréal to continue its expansion in Canada strengthens YUL’s status as an international hub. The addition of this new daily service to Montréal-Trudeau will offer travellers the opportunity to explore Vienna and discover the charms of this European city so rich in history.”
Austrian Airlines explains the flight connection between Toronto and Vienna will be taken over by Star Alliance and Joint Venture partner Air Canada, also operating daily in the summer and five times weekly during the winter season.
Austrian Airlines’ Business Class cabin features seats that turn into nearly 6-1/2 feet-long, full flat beds. Business Class passengers also have access to the airline’s Flying Chef program where regional and international gourmet delicacies are prepared on-board by professional chefs. Its Premium Economy Class provides passengers with legroom based on seat spacing of up to 38 inches. Additional footrests are designed to take the strain off passengers’ legs during a long flight, explains Austrian Airlines, and the central armrest, with fold-out table between the seats and a personal, broad armrest for every guest, enables greater privacy and more room on the side.