LONDON – Austrian Airlines has announced that a new, year-round daily flight to Montréal (YUL), will launch from its base in Vienna (VIE) on April 29, 2019.

The service will be operated by the carrier’s Boeing 767-300(ER) aircraft on a daily basis throughout the Summer and then five times per week during the Winter season.

Flight OS73 will depart Vienna at 1030 and arrive into Montreal for 1335, both local times. The return, OS74 will depart at 1845 and arrive back into Vienna at 0845 the next day.

This new flight to YUL means that the Lufthansa Group, of which Austrian is part of, offers numerous flights to the Quebec region.

Lufthansa currently offers daily services from Frankfurt and Munich on its Airbus A340-300s. SWISS also operates daily trips to Montreal from Zurich, also on its Airbus A330s.

Collectively, the Lufthansa Group offers up to 15,000 weekly flights to more than 300 destinations from its hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, and Vienna.

“Montreal has always been an important market for the Lufthansa Group, and now with Austrian Airlines’ new route to the region, the Group’s complete offering to the area has elevated the customer experience in terms of worldwide reach, premium products, quality service and flavorsome culinary options,” said Hans DeHaan, Senior Director of Lufthansa Group in Canada.

Air Canada To Toronto

On top of this announcement, Austrian added that through codesharing arrangements under the Star Alliance brand, Air Canada , be launching services to Vienna from Toronto.

Boeing Dreamliner 787-8 (CNW Group/Air Canada)

Air Canada’s new flight will also operate year-around five times per week during the Winter and daily in the Summer seasons. The airline will deploy its newest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners on this route. 

Flight  AC898 (OS8248) will depart at Toronto at 1825 and arrive back into Vienna at 0830 the next day. Flight AC899 (OS8247) will depart Vienna at 1040 and arrive into Toronto at 1330, both local times.Overall, this is a significant milestone for Austrian Airlines, the Lufthansa Group, and the Star Alliance network.