Holding the banner, along with the airline’s crew, to mark the start of Transavia’s new four times weekly service from Paris Orly to Vienna were: Caroline Drott, Vienna Airport, Aviation Marketing (left); Belina Neumann, Vienna Airport, Head of Aviation Marketing (third from left), Hervé Kozar, Transavia CCO (second from right).
- Transavia commenced its 39th destination from Paris Orly (ORY), a service which links the French and Austrian capitals. As of 14 April, the airline will offer four times weekly flights to Vienna (VIE) ‒ its first service to Austria from its French hub ‒ then starting on 8 May, operations will increase to daily. According to the airline’s booking tool there will be no flights between 18 July and 2 September. Daily service then resumes from 17 September. “We are very pleased to being able to offer a new flight connection to Paris in cooperation with Transavia,” says Julian Jäger, Member of the Management Board of Vienna Airport. “Passengers can take advantage of an increased flight offering to France.” Hervé Kozar, Transavia CCO, is also delighted about the cooperation with Vienna Airport: “We are very glad to offer daily scheduled services between Vienna and Paris Orly. By adding Paris to the existing route from Vienna to Rotterdam our capacity from Vienna has more than tripled compared to 2015 with a total of 164,000 seats. It is a pleasure to welcome more Austrian people on board and offer both leisure and business passengers an attractive price.” Three days later on 17 April, the airline added weekly (both Sundays) services from the French capital city airport to Rhodes (RHO) and Split (SPU). All three city pairs are operated by the airline’s 189-seat 737-800s, and no route faces any direct competition. However, on the indirect airport pair between Paris CDG and Vienna, Air France, Austrian Airlines and NIKI currently operate a total of 53 flights per week.