Austrian Airlines will temporarily suspend flight operations as of Thursday, March 19, because of to entry constraints imposed by several nations around the world as a end result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
A subsidiary of the Lufthansa Team, Austrian Airlines is the flag provider of Austria. Headquartered in Vienna, it flies to six domestic and additional than one hundred twenty international calendar year-spherical and fifty five seasonal locations, and it is a member of the Star Alliance.
For the time being, the final flight with flight selection OS 066 will land in Vienna from Chicago at eight:20 a.m. on March 19. Till then, flight operations will be lowered in a managed and structured fashion in get to bring all passengers and crews home if probable, according to a assertion from the airline. Initially Austrian Airlines will cancel all flights right until March 28, and passengers who have booked a flight with Austrian Airlines for the duration of this time period will be rebooked on other airways if probable.
Other Lufthansa Team airways will even further lower their short- and lengthy-haul program. The cancellations, which will be released as early as tomorrow, March 17, will direct to a sharp drop in lengthy-haul services, particularly in the Center East, Africa and Central and South The us. General, the Lufthansa Group’s seating capacity on lengthy-haul routes will be lowered by up to 90 per cent. A complete of 1,300 weekly connections had been originally prepared for summer 2020.
Further more program reductions are also prepared within Europe. Starting tomorrow, about 20 per cent of the originally prepared seating capacity will however be offered. Originally, some 11,seven-hundred weekly short-haul flights had been prepared for summer 2020 with Lufthansa Team airways.
The added cancellations will be released in excess of the up coming few days and passengers will be educated appropriately.
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