As part of its flight schedule for summer 2014, Austrian Airlines has decided to expand its services in North America. This subsidiary company of Lufthansa would be offering 33 flights weekly between Vienna and North America. The airline will also operate 5X-weekly Boeing 767-300ER Vienna-New York Newark service that will begin from July 1 next year. Besides these, it currently runs a regular Vienna-New York JFK service. This increase in frequency might allow cheap international airlines to take off, thereby making air travelling a less costly affair.
July 2014 will definitely be an eventful month in the history of the company as it also plans to replace its 767-300ER model by 777-200 on its Vienna-Washington Dulles service from this month. This change will add an extra seating capacity of 90 seats, thereby giving Austrian Airlines flight ticket sales a major boost. The airline is further going to increase the frequency of its Vienna-Chicago OHare services from May 2014, making it daily from 5X-weekly now. However, the Vienna-Toronto service provided by Boeing 767-300 ER is already running on a daily basis.
According to official sources, the carrier has entered the territory of North America to tap its huge potential in the aviation industry. By the next summer, it aims an expansion of about 30 per cent in its North America services. The company is also planning to strengthen its business in the US and focus on the growth of its long haul networks like Mumbai to Sydney flights. It has further set a target of carrying an additional 1,30,000 passengers next year.
These measures will not only add to the popularity of the airline, but will also bring in more passenger traffic.