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The route offers considerable potential for transfer passengers The route offers considerable potential for transfer passengers

Austrian Airlines Inaugurates Flights to Tokyo

Austrian Airlines completed its inaugural flight from Vienna to Tokyo on May 15.

Five weekly flights will be operated each week to the Japanese capital city deploying a Boeing B777, the largest aircraft in the airline’s fleet.

Up to 57,000 passengers are expected to take an Austrian Airlines flight on this route by the end of the year.

“We had to terminate flight service on the route to Tokyo back in 2016 due to the economic downturn and the currency decline in Japan. Now market conditions are significantly better. There is potential for this flight service once again,” explained Stephan Linhart, senior director sales, Austria and Slovakia, Austrian Airlines. “We are very pleased that we can return to Japan so quickly.”

In the current summer flight schedule, flights are operated to Japan’s capital city on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

The duration of the flight from Vienna to Tokyo, at a distance of over 9,100 km, is about 11 hours.