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Ryanair announces eight new routes from Vienna for winter 2022

The low-cost airline Ryanair is bringing new routes to Austria in the coming months, including Copenhagen, Manchester and Helsinki.

Ryanair announces eight new routes from Vienna for winter 2022
Ryanair is adding more routes to and from Vienna. Photo: Pau BARRENA/ AFP

The low-cost company Ryanair announced eight new routes would be included in the program of its flight scheduled from Vienna.

The new routes are Bremen (Germany), Manchester (England), Copenhagen (Denmark), Helsinki (Finland), Genoa and Venice (Italy), Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Sibiu (Romania).

Ryanair said it is investing €1.7 billion in its Vienna hub, which means that a total of 17 aircraft will be stationed in Austria’s capital. The airline will operate more than 600 flights a week to and from the capital and will create 600 jobs for the season.

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“Customers looking for a well-deserved winter trip to the sun or a city trip to one of the 70 Ryanair routes can book directly on Ryanair.com from just €24.99”, it said.

‘We don’t cancel flights’

The company mocked competitor Lufthansa and its Austrian subsidiary, Austrian Airlines, in a press release.

“Unlike Lufthansa, Ryanair does not cancel flights due to staff shortages,” it said.

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The chief executive officer of the group, Michael O’Leary, went further: “Ryanair will continue to ensure growth and drive the recovery of tourism in Austria, even if the Austrian government wastes 300 million euros in taxpayers’ money on state aid to the Lufthansa subsidiary AUA, which has done nothing but to cut routes and cut jobs while demanding even higher airfares.

“Ryanair continues to grow in Vienna even without €1 subsidies from the Austrian government, while AUA cancels flights and increases flight prices.”

Germany-based Lufthansa airliner has recently cancelled thousands of flights to and from neighbouring Germany on several occasions, as the company and employees struggled with pay negotiations, as The Local reported.

On many occasions, flights that were connected to Austrian airports were affected.

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The German aviation giant was bailed out by Berlin at the peak of the Covid-19 crisis, as also reported.

To save Lufthansa from bankruptcy, the German government took a 20 percent stake in the group under a nine-billion-euro state aid package. The company has since returned to private hands as the government sold its rescue stake.

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Austrian Airlines expands flight connections to Berlin ahead of winter

Austrian Airlines announced on Friday it would launch new weekly flights to Berlin, including a Berlin-Innsbruck route.

Austrian Airlines expands flight connections to Berlin ahead of winter

In the 2023 winter flight schedule, Austrian Airlines (AUA) said it would increase its offers to and from Berlin and include a new Berlin-Innsbruck route with a weekly flight.

From January 28th to February 25th, the company will fly passengers from the German capital to the Tyrolean city on Saturdays, aiming to give winter tourists more connections and travel possibilities. The airline already has routes connecting Innsbruck to Vienna, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Stockholm and Copenhagen.

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In total, Lufthansa Group airlines will fly to Innsbruck up to 48 times a week during the peak ski season, the AUA parent company said in a press release.

“With this seasonal service, we are giving our flight program to Berlin an upgrade. Our winter sports-savvy passengers will enjoy the convenience of a direct connection to Tyrol.

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“Austrian Airlines and the Lufthansa Group significantly contribute to strengthening tourist traffic in the region with almost 50 weekly flights to Innsbruck,” says Austrian Airlines CCO Michael Trestl.

The company added that the Vienna-Berlin route would also be expanded with an additional flight on Saturdays around the semester break, the company added. This will benefit not only city tourists travelling to Vienna or Berlin but also numerous transfer passengers who travel via Vienna as a convenient hub for their onward flight.

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Winter routes

Austrian Airlines is not the only company offering more rules for the winter season.

The low-cost company Ryanair announced eight new routes would be included in the program of its flight scheduled from Vienna, as The Local reported.

READ ALSO: From inflation to Covid: What to expect from Austria’s winter season

The new routes are Bremen (Germany), Manchester (England), Copenhagen (Denmark), Helsinki (Finland), Genoa and Venice (Italy), Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Sibiu (Romania).

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