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Austrian Airline to launch direct flight between Hong Kong and Vienna to expand Asia’s footprint

Operating scheduled services since 1958, Austrian Airlines AG is the biggest civil airline business of Austria. It flies to six domestic and more than 120 international destinations in 55 countries. The inaugural direct flight between Hong Kong and Vienna takes place on 5 September 2016 with up to five weekly flights. This represents a significant expansion in Asia since the first flight took place in 1989 from Vienna to Tokyo (NRT) and was followed by further flights to Beijing and Shanghai in 1995 and 1997 respectively.

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“In the past few years we have been monitoring the trends in Asia and concluded that Hong Kong is one of the most promising cities in the region. Furthermore, we see an increase in investment from Austria into the city over these years. All these trigger us to expand our network to this vibrant city and extend our Asia’s footprint,” Andreas Otto, Chief Commercial Officer said.

Being a subsidiary of one of the largest passenger airline fleets in the world, Lufthansa Group, Austrian Airlines makes use of the synergy of the extensive product portfolio of the group and the support from Lufthansa’s group local office and staff to ensure customers are well taken care of.

During the preparation of the services between Hong Kong and Vienna, Austrian Airline was introduced to InvestHK through the Austrian Trade Commission. InvestHK assisted the airline in connecting with government contacts and promotion activities and since then has established a long term relationship with the airline.

“Hong Kong is a city full of energy and has always been an attractive tourist destination. Also, the growing number of Austrian companies testifies to the liberal and positive business environment in this city. At the same time, Hong Kong offers a valuable source for incoming tourism to Austria. We believe the direct flight between Hong Kong and Vienna can truly benefit these two cities by boosting more economic opportunities”, Otto concluded.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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  • A subsidiary of Lufthansa Group and is the biggest civil airline business of Austria
  • The inaugural flight between Hong Kong and Vienna starts on 5 September with up to five-weekly flights

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