Vienna Airport welcomed the arrival of Thai Airways’ new service from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi on 16 November. Celebrating the occasion with Thai Airways’ crew and a colourful cake were: Norbert Kettner, Director of Vienna Tourism Board; Songsak Saicheua, Ambassador of Thailand; Usanee Sangsingkeo, Acting President of Thai Airways; and Julian Jäger, Member of the Management Board, Vienna Airport. Flights will operate four times weekly.
- Thai Airways began services from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Vienna (VIE) on 16 November. Flightradar24.com data shows that the inaugural flight landed into the Austrian capital at 06:51 local time, some nine minutes ahead of its scheduled 07:00 arrival slot. The 8,446-kilometre route will be served by the airline four times weekly, with the 777-300 being the aircraft of choice for the Star Alliance member’s new venture. Two other carriers already operate between Suvarnabhumi and Vienna. Austrian Airlines serves the airport pair daily, while EVA Air offers four weekly flights. The latter carrier’s flights link Vienna with Taipei Taoyuan via Suvarnabhumi, however the airline has traffic rights on the Austrian–Thailand part of the route. With this launch, it now means that Thai Airways operates 13 non-stop services to Europe from Suvarnabhumi, with Vienna joining established destinations including Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Milan Malpensa, Moscow Domodedovo, Munich, Oslo Gardermoen, Paris CDG, Rome Fiumicino, Stockholm Arlanda and Zurich.