Austrian Airlines advances on Montreal

Austrian Airlines launched operations between Vienna and Montreal on 29 April, a route it will operate daily this summer. Pictured at the route launch party in Canada along with some of the airline crew are Hans Dehaan, Senior Director Canada, Lufthansa Group; Dr. Stefan Pehringer, Austrian Ambassador to Canada; and Stéphane Lapierre, VP Airport Operations and Air Services Development, Aéroports de Montréal. A cake was also made to celebrate the arrival of Montreal’s newest international carrier. Flights will be operated by 767-300s.

  • Austrian Airlines launched flights between Vienna (VIE) and Montreal (YUL) on 29 April, with the carrier having switched its only Canadian route from Toronto Pearson, with Air Canada having taken up the route between Toronto and Vienna on the same day. The Austrian flag carrier will serve the 6,458-kilometre airport pair using its fleet of 767-300s, with no other carrier presently serving the airport pair. “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 Montreal and Vienna,” said Wolfgang Jani, CFO of Austrian Airlines.

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