Austrian Airlines re-launches direct route to Cape Town

Austrian Airlines

Cape Town -  Austrian Airlines says it will  be bring back it direct route between Cape Town and Vienna - expanding its long-haul portfolio in 2018.

Expansions include a twice a week to Cape Town in South Africa as of the winter 2018/19. The airline also announced new flight additions to Tokyo. 

As of October 27, 2018  it will offer twice-weekly flights, operating a Boeing 777 for both flights.

 “Cape Town represents an expansion of our offering to long-haul tourist destinations in the winter,"says Austrian Airlines CCO Andreas Otto. 

In addition to Economy and Business Class, passengers will also already be able to fly in Premium Economy to the new destinations  - with flights bookable as of September 2017. 

SEE: New SA flight routes travellers can take advantage of in 2017

Cape Town in the 2018/19 winter flight schedule 

Flight service from Vienna to Cape Town will only be offered in the winter flight schedule on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The flight time from Vienna to Cape Town is about 11 hours 25 minutes. Tickets can be booked starting on October 27, 2017 at www.austrian.com, by calling +43 (0) 5 1766 1000 or at a travel agency. 


Route                                Flight number         Flight days                                Departure – Arrival (local times) 
Vienna – Cape Town         OS 31                     Tuesday and Saturday              10:15 a.m. – 10:40 p.m. 
Cape Town – Vienna         OS 32                     Wednesday and Sunday           12:20 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. 

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