Travel Is Aboard A Boeing 777-200 With Nearly Daily Service
The flights, launched in April 2017, are initially five times a week to and from LAX but will quickly increase to six times beginning June 13,
“Effective immediately, direct flights to Vienna will not only be offered from the East, but with Los Angeles, also from the West Coast,” said Austrian Airlines Chief Financial Officer Heinz Lachinger. “We have been successfully working on the expansion of our flight program from the U.S. to Vienna in the last four years. There is growth potential.”
The plane is the Boeing 777-200 and offers a two-class configuration that includes 48 Business Class seats and 260 in Economy Class for a total capacity of 308 passengers.
“Austrian Airlines is the third passenger airline of the Lufthansa Group to provide service to the important Los Angeles market, which is one of our largest U.S. gateways in terms of passenger volume,” said Tamur Goudarzi Pour, Vice President Airline Sales for The Americas for Lufthansa Group.
“Adding this market to Austrian Airlines’ network provides our west coast customers with another key, centrally located hub in Europe for easy transfers to more than 130 destinations worldwide, and thus, another option for Angelenos to easily visit friends and relatives abroad. With this new service, the Lufthansa Group will now offer 46 weekly flights to and from California.”
If you’re lucky enough to be in Business Class, you’ll find the trip to be a true travel experience.
It features an elegant cabin design with that special “Austrian touch”, as well as innovative seats that turn into nearly 6-1/2-feet long full flat beds. There’s the airline’s “Flying Chef” program where gourmet menus are created and then refined on-board by professional chefs.
Sommeliers are also on-hand to recommend wines to complement the menu. There is also a wide array of coffees provided through Austrian Airlines’ Original Viennese Coffee House Service with 10 coffee varieties.
Vienna’s city center can be accessed in only 16 minutes utilizing the “Vienna Card,” which Austrian Airlines has arranged through partnerships, offering passengers up to 210 discounts on museums, tourist sights, theaters, concerts, shopping and much more. Austrian Airlines passengers can purchase Europe’s best city card online after booking their flight at austrian.com.
Additionally, Austrian Airlines is part of the A++, a multilateral transatlantic joint venture that exists between the Lufthansa Group, Air Canada and United Airlines.