New Route of the Day II (24 October 2021): Austrian Airlines between Vienna and Cancun
After a gap of over 15 years, Austrian Airlines finally resumed non-stop service to Cancun in Mexico on Sunday 24 October. The Star Alliance carrier will operate 2-weekly service (Thursdays and Sundays) on the 9,240-kilometre route from Vienna throughout the winter season, with extra flights between 19 December and 9 January. The inaugural flight (OS95) operated by a Boeing 777-200ER (registration OE-LPF), carried over 300 passengers, making it a virtually full flight.
This brings to 15 the number of services being offered between Europe and Cancun at the start of the winter season (w/c 8 November) according to Cirium Data and Analytics. The leading services by weekly frequency are:
- Eurowings Discover from Frankfurt (7-weekly)
- Air France from Paris CDG (6-weekly)
- British Airways from London LGW (6-weekly)
- Condor from Frankfurt (6-weekly)
- KLM from Amsterdam (4-weekly)
- TUI Airways from Manchester (4-weekly)
- TUI Airways from London LGW (3-weekly)
- TAP Portugal from Lisbon (3-weekly)
- AZUR Air from Moscow VKO (3-weekly)
- Air Europa from Madrid (2-weekly)
- Austrian Airlines from Vienna (2-weekly)
- Evelop Airlines from Madrid (2-weekly)
- TUI Airways from Birmingham (2-weekly)
- TUI fly Belgium from Brussels (2-weekly)
- World2fly from Madrid (weekly)
Before the end of the year Aeroflot should be adding service from Moscow SVO (3-weekly from 18 November) while Iberia will resume service from Barcelona (weekly from 29 November) having operated a number of flights in August and September.
What they said
Michael Trestl, CCO of Austrian Airlines, said: “With our winter flight schedule, we are servicing attractive long-haul destinations to satisfy our passengers’ desire to travel. With the direct connection to Cancún, we are expanding our long-haul offer in the tourist segment.”
Austrian’s long-haul network this winter currently comprises the following 10 routes: Chicago ORD, New York EWR, New York JFK and Washington in the US; Bangkok in Thailand, Cancun in Mexico, Male in the Maldives, Mauritius, Shanghai in China and Toronto in Canada. Of the 31 weekly frequencies, 16 are spread across the four US destinations.