MONTREAL — Austrian Airlines has resumed its Montreal – Vienna route, joining the already reinstated Lufthansa routes from Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver to the air carrier’s hubs in Germany, as well as SWISS’s Montreal flight to Zurich.
The three Lufthansa Group airlines are Star Alliance partners with Air Canada.
Austrian Airlines’ Montreal-Vienna flights restarted on Oct. 1, three times per week. The route previously operated from April 2019 to March 2020, before being suspended due to the pandemic.
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. and arrive in Montreal at 1:25 p.m.
Eastbound flight OS 74 departs Montreal at 6:45 p.m., landing in Vienna at 8:45 a.m. the following day. The route will be flown with a B767-300 ER, seating 211 passengers in a three-class configuration.
“The Montréal-Vienna flight was an important milestone for Austrian Airlines and we are thrilled to finally be flying the route once again,” said Brendan Shashoua, Director of Sales for Canada, Lufthansa Group.
Added Shashoua: “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 Star Alliance partner Air Canada also continues to expand, says Shashoua. Since mid-July, Air Canada has been operating a codeshare flight with Austrian Airlines from Toronto to Vienna, three times a week.