Austrian Airlines has started offering two weekly flights from Cape Town to Vienna as of October 27th, 2018. Photo: File
CAPE TOWN - Austrian Airlines has started offering two weekly flights from Cape Town to Vienna as of October 27th, 2018. 

The new Boeing 777 aircraft will be flying between the cities while customers will be able to choose their level of luxury Economy, Business Class or Premium Economy. 
 
Dr. Alexis von Hoensbroech, CEO of Austrian Airlines, said, “We are proud to announce the launch of this new route and to once again be servicing the city of Cape Town. 

Here is a look at the costs of the flight:

Departure airport: Cape Town

Regular price Current special price
Business Class Starting from £2249
(R37 041.03)
Premium Economy
Class
Starting from £1149
(R18 947.01)
Starting from £779
(R12830.13)
Economy Class Starting from £589
(R9 700.83)
Starting from £449
(R7395.03)

Departure airport: Vienna

Regular price Current special price
Business Class Starting from £3179
(R52 358.13)
Starting from £1999
(R32923.53)
Premium Economy
Class
Starting from £1579
(R26006.13)
Economy Class Starting from £625
(R10293.75)
Starting from £499
(R8218.53)

Hoensbroech added that the route is an exciting new addition to our leisure portfolio. 23,200 Austrians visited Cape Town in 2017 and in the future we would like to welcome 2/3 of all travellers from Vienna to Cape Town on board of Austrian Airlines.”

The airline expects that tourists will be the main travellers that will use this route. Booking figures in Business and Premium Economy Class are already close to our forecasted numbers. 

This route is a part of the Austrian Airlines leisure portfolio. In terms of revenue percentage, the two flights between Cape Town and Vienna are a small number in comparison to the 395 flights that the airline runs daily therefore it does not hold a big revenue percentage. 

The airline recently announced that they will be restructuring their network and increasing their frequencies to the United States and China. 

Cape Town in the 2018/19 flight schedule:

Route Flight Number Flight Days Departure - Arrival
(local time)
Cape Town - Vienna OS 32 Wednesday and Saturday 12:20 am - 10:50 am
Vienna - Cape Town OS 31 Tuesday and Saturday 11:15 am - 10:40 pm

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