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New Route of the Day 3 (31 March 2023): Austrian Airlines between Vienna and Marseille

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Austrian Airlines introduced a brand new seasonal service between Vienna and Marseille on Friday 31 March. The 1,020-kilometre route will be maintained 3-weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with a mix of 180-seat A320s and 120-seat E195s. Austrian Airlines competes directly against Ryanair on the route, with the latter maintaining a 5-weekly service. Austrian’s arrival at Marseille Airport means the French city will now be served by all member airlines from the Lufthansa Group.

What they said

Michael Trestl, Chief Commercial Officer at Austrian Airlines, said: “We are significantly expanding our point-to-point traffic in summer 2023, once again underlining our position as the clear number 1 in Austria. We are the most charming and trustful travel partner and consistently continue our course to connect Austria with the most beautiful places in Europe as well as the entire world in the best possible way. And this in the Austrian way – socially, ecologically and economically.”

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Austrian embarks on summer expansion

Marseille is the third of seven routes that are being added to Austrian Airlines’ network this summer. Of those, three are resumptions while four are brand new.

  • 26 March: Vilnius, last served in March 2020
  • 30 March: Palermo, last served in November 2019
  • 1 April: Porto
  • 4 April: Billund, last served in March 2017
  • 13 May: Tivat
  • 5 June: Tromsø

Once all the new destinations are added to Austrian’s existing network, it will serve 100 European destinations from its Vienna hub. Overall, the carrier will boast 120 destinations and 1,270 weekly frequencies from the Austrian capital during S23.

Milan Bergamo