Flag carrier while Austria prepares for Easter vacation Austrian Airlines We are preparing for the busy holiday season. Airlines are seeing unprecedented demand for leisure flights, with approximately 58,000 travelers flying across the Mediterranean from the hub. Vienna On the first weekend.

Michael Trestl, CCO of Austrian Airlines, pointed out the growing interest in travel from Austrian vacationers.

“After a two-year pandemic, we can see a huge demand for travel. Austrian Airlines is the most popular companion of the holiday season and is typical of pre-Eastern and summer holiday flight bookings. It clearly proves that it has a typical Austrian hospitality. “

Increasing demand

Austrian Airlines operates more than 530 departures from Vienna as thousands of Austrian vacationers prepare for their first international flight in two years. Airlines are in high demand for beach hotspots across the Mediterranean, including Cyprus, Sicily and Spain. Bookings for weekend city breaks to London, Amsterdam, Paris and Barcelona are also increasing.

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Increasing demand for Easter vacations indicates a return to the pre-pandemic Austrian vacation booking habit.Photo: Austrian Airlines

With over 690,000 bookings in the last two weeks of March alone, Austrian Airlines shows a positive uptrend and a return to previous long-term booking habits.

Not just Austrians, but as a parent company Lufthansa, There is the same demand for Easter holidays.. The FrankfurtThe base airline is already preparing for a prosperous travel period and passenger numbers are above pre-pandemic levels.

Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr spoke with the Independent in early March, adding:

“People want to travel. They seek and need personal contact, especially after a two-year pandemic and the associated social restrictions. Leisure and business trip demand is already significant in 2021. And this trend will be even stronger in 2022. We are now leaving behind us mentally and in light of the strong bookings this year. Commercially. And we are faced with the next enhanced challenge. “

Summer rise

Austrian Airlines plans to reopen its entire fleet and increase flights to short-haul vacation destinations by 20% from 2019 in response to positive developments for the summer. Austrian Airlines operates more than 1,300 flights a week to 110 destinations in Europe and abroad, especially three flights a day. Flights from Vienna to Palmade Mallorca and departure routes to Valencia, Cavalla and Samos. Eligible long-haul destinations include Bangkok, Maldives, Mauritius and Los Angeles. Flight will resume from May 20th..

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This summer, Austria will operate 1,300 flights a week to 110 destinations around the world.Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple flight

Airport information

To welcome families, travelers with young children can access the playground at the dedicated check-in desk at Terminal 3 of Vienna International Airport. All passengers on regular Austrian short-haul flights will receive a chocolate bunny for Easter. Sunday.

To avoid busy security checkpoints and long wait times at the airport, airlines are advised to arrive early and check in online before departure. Guests using the Austrian web check-in service can reserve a seat at home at least 47 hours before departure. Austrian Airlines also provides passengers with the necessary digital pre-checks of Covid travel documents so they do not have to wait for the documents to be checked at the airport.

Will this Easter fly with Austrians? Let us know in the comments!


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