Austrian Airlines has today announced an adjustment to their US route network.
Austrian Airlines Adding Boston Flights
Austrian Airlines has today announced a new nonstop flight between Vienna and Boston. The Star Alliance airline will commence service in the market as of March 29, 2020, with the following schedule:
OS91 Vienna to Boston departing 1:25PM arriving 4:30PM
OS92 Boston to Vienna departing 6:52PM arriving 8:25AM (+1 day)
The flight will initially be operated 4x weekly, though as of mid-April frequencies will be increased to 6x weekly (every day except Monday). The flight is blocked at 9hr5min westbound and 7hr33min eastbound.
Austrian intends to use a Boeing 767-300 for the ~4,050 mile route, featuring a total of 211 seats. While it’s not exactly the world’s most modern plane, the 2-3-2 configuration in economy is quite comfortable, and Austrian has the same business class on the 767 and 777 anyway.
I’m a big fan of Austrian Airlines in general. While I don’t love their business class seats, I enjoy their soft product — they have excellent DO & CO catering, and of course their famous coffee menu.
Austrian’s 767 business class
Austrian’s DO & CO catering
Austrian’s famous coffee service
Austrian is part of the Lufthansa Group, so they’re joining Lufthansa and SWISS in also flying to Boston. Lufthansa flies to Boston out of both Frankfurt and Munich, while SWISS flies to Boston out of Zurich.
Boston will be Austrian’s sixth US destination, after Chicago, Los Angeles, New York JFK, Newark, and Washington.
Austrian Airlines Cutting Miami Flights
Austrian Airlines has a fairly small long haul fleet, as they have just six 767-300s and six 777-200s.
Naturally they’ve having to cut a route to make this happen, and it looks like their Vienna to Miami route is the one that’s getting cut, as it has apparently been unprofitable.
Just about all of Austrian’s new destinations come at the expense of another route. For example, this spring the airline canceled flights to Toronto, instead swapping that for a flight to Montreal.
What do you make of Austrian’s new Vienna to Boston route?