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Austrian Airlines Resumed Scheduled Flight Operations Today

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Following a break of about 90 days, Austrian Airlines resumed scheduled flight operations today with its initial flight to Munich departing from Vienna at 6:30 a.m. Austrian Airlines has started operations to 25 destinations today from Vienna Airport, which includes important European cities like Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Paris, and Zurich.
In addition to restarting flights, Austria’s red-white-red carrier also presented numerous measures designed to protect the health of passengers and employees.
Austrian Airline’s underlying message is simple – physical distancing wherever possible, and protective face masks have to be worn on board all flights. 

Cabin Service Austrian Airlines
Cabin Service Austrian Airlines

The obligation to wear face basks is also part of the General Conditions of Carriage 

The requirement to wear face masks as imposed by Austrian Airlines applies on all flights and in direct contact with Austrian Airlines employees, also on the ground. All passengers are requested to bring their own face-nose protective masks. Children under the age of six are exempted from the mask requirement. This has also been specified in the General Conditions of Carriage. Vienna Airport has also imposed the requirement on passengers to wear face masks in all terminals. In general, all passengers are recommended to wear protective masks during the entire journey – from the way to the airport to the arrival at the destination – and to continually keep a minimum distance from other people. 


Safety First When Flights Resume Mask Wearing Obligation At Austrian Airlines
Safety First When Flights Resume Mask Wearing Obligation At Austrian Airlines

Vienna Airport has already installed appropriate distance markings and signs for this purpose. Plexiglas panels (“sneeze guards”) have been mounted on the counters and disinfectant dispensers have been installed. In addition, passengers are regularly notified via announcements about the necessity to maintain a minimum physical distance of at least one meter.


“I am pleased that Austrian Airlines is starting scheduled flights again, and that we will be able to concentrate on flight operations together again. Together we already took numerous measures to ensure the safety of our passengers and employees. In doing so, we are also complying with the safety recommendations of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is already working on the development of international standards and is thus a pioneer in Europe. We play an active role in this area, and Vienna Airport has recently become an EASA test airport”. 

Julian Jäger, member of the Executive Board of Vienna Airport

Check In Process Austrian
Check-In Process Austrian

 Contactless check-in and boarding options should be used

Austrian Airlines advises all passengers to already check in online from their homes. Anyone desiring to check in baggage can also do so without physical contact to others by using the “self- baggage drop-off devices” at Vienna Airport. Passengers will continue to be allowed to take hand luggage with them on board flights of the red-white-red national airline. However, passengers who do not really need their hand baggage with them on board should increasingly take advantage of the baggage check-in option. This is possible free of charge and will also accelerate the boarding process. Contactless boarding is also possible using the quick boarding gates. For this purpose, passengers only have to scan their boarding passes. Austrian Airlines will rely on boarding in small groups in the future to ensure adherence to physical distancing rules. If buses are used to board the aircraft, the number of passengers transported on each bus will be significantly reduced. 


Austrian Flight Attendants
Austrian Flight Attendants

Filters and air purification 

Each passenger will be given a disinfectant wipe when boarding the aircraft. The passengers will be seated throughout the aircraft with the greatest possible distance if capacity utilisation allows for this. Moreover, so-called “HEPA filters” (high efficiency particle absorbers) are used on board the flights. These devices remove 99.9 percent of all viruses, bacteria and particles from the air. The exchange of air takes place every three minutes, in which case the air consists of 60 percent fresh air and 40 percent recirculated air purified by the HEPA filters. The flow pattern of the air only takes place vertically, which means there is no dissemination of the air among the individual rows of seats.


Austrian Airlines Business Class Service
Austrian Airlines Business Class Service

“Safety is the top priority at Austrian Airlines at all times, and includes health protection. For this reason, we have developed a protection concept in cooperation with Vienna Airport and medical experts, which covers the entire travel chain. I am convinced that this will enable us to achieve an ideal balance between safety and service”

Austrian Airlines CEO Alexis von Hoensbroech


Here you can find the list of destinations Austrian Airlines is resuming flights to:
Direct flights from Vienna from June, 15
Amsterdam (AMS)
Athens (ATH)
Brussels (BRU)
Basel (BSL)
Paris (CDG)
Copenhagen (CPH)
Dubrovnik (DBV)
Dusseldorf (DUS)
Frankfurt (FRA)
Geneva (GVA)
Hamburg (HAM)
Larnaca (LCA)
Munich (MUC)
Bucharest (OTP)
Pristina (PRN)
Sarajevo (SJJ)
Thessaloniki (SKG)
Skopje (SKP)
Sofia (SOF)
Stuttgart (STR)
Tirana (TIA)
Tel Aviv (TLV)
Berlin (TXL)
Varna (VAR)
Zurich (ZRH)

Direct flights from Vienna from June, 15
Additional direct flights from Vienna from June, 22
Belgrade (BEG)
Graz (GRZ)
Innsbruck (INN)
Kosice (KSC)
Nice (NCE)
Prague (PRG)
Split (SPU)
Warsaw (WAW)

Additional direct flights from Vienna from June, 22
Long-haul flights from Vienna from July, 01
Bangkok (BKK)
New York – Newark (EWR)
Washington (IAD)
Chicago (ORD)

Long-haul flights from Vienna from July, 01
Additional Europe and Middle East flights from Vienna from July, 01
Stockholm (ARN)
Bologna (BLQ)
Cairo (CAI)
Moscow (DME)
Rome (FCO)
Florence (FLR)
Kyiv (KBP)
London (LHR)
Milan (MXP)
Sibiu (SBZ)
Podgorica (TGD)
Venice (VCE)
Zagreb (ZAG)

Additional Europe and Middle East flights from Vienna from July, 01
Charter flights from Vienna from July, 01
Karpathos (AOK)
Corfu (CFU)
Chania (CHQ)
Heraklion (HER)
Santorini (JTR)
Keflavik (KEF)
Kos (KGS)
Rhodes (RHO)
Zakynthos (ZTH)

Charter flights from Vienna from July, 01

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Emirates Restores Passenger Services To 7 More Cities, Allow Transit Between 48 Cities

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According to a statement from the Dubai Tourism Board, from July 7, Dubai will allow foreign tourists to enter, and foreign residents holding a Dubai residence visa will be able to enter the country today.
Emirates will be offering scheduled flights for passengers from seven additional cities in the month of July. This will add the total number of destinations that Emirates is offering to 48.

According to Emirates, from July 15, the Emirates A380 will return to the sky and fly to London Heathrow Airport and Paris. No airline in the world is as closely linked to the A380 as Emirates. Before the outbreak, Emirates operated 8 A380 flights daily on the Dubai-London Heathrow route alone.

Other airlines only operate a few A380s, but Emirates’ A380 fleet exceeds 100. In January of this year, Emirates was operating a total of 123 A380s.


Added DestinationDate Of Resumption
Khartoum
from 03 July
Amman
from 05 July
Osakafrom 07 July
Naritafrom 08 July
Athensfrom 15 July
Larnaca
from 15 July
Romefrom 15 July

Emirates will be offering scheduled flights for passengers from the above seven additional cities in the month of July.

Passengers can now transit from Emirates’ network of 48 destinations through Dubai airport following the announcement that the city will be open for business and leisure visitors from 07 July, with new air travel protocols that facilitate travel for UAE citizens, residents and tourists while safeguarding the health and safety of visitors and communities.

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Delta Air Lines Returns To Shanghai On June 25, First U.S. Airline Resume Flights To China

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Delta A350 Take Off In Toulouse
Delta Air Lines announced today that it will resume the Seattle-Shanghai Pudong route on June 25, the route will have a stopover at Seoul Incheon Airport and the route is operated twice a week.
From July onwards, Delta Air Lines will resume the Seattle-Shanghai Pudong and Detroit-Shanghai Pudong routes, which will also have a stopover at Incheon Airport and each route is to be operated once a week.
Since the suspension of Sino-US routes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in February this year, Delta Air Lines is the first American airline to resume Sino-US routes.
At present, several Chinese airlines have announced flight schedules to the United States for July, including Air China’s route between Beijing and Los Angeles, China Southern Airlines’ route between Guangzhou and Los Angeles, and China Eastern Airlines’ Shanghai-New York route etc.

Shanghai neon city
Shanghai neon city, Nanjing Road

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in China at the end of January, Delta Air Lines announced on January 31 that it will suspend all scheduled passenger flights to China. The flight suspension was extended at the end of April and it has continued till this day. However, as China’s domestic pandemic situation is controlled, the market demand for flights from the United States to China has increased significantly. The situation coincided with the China Civil Aviation Administration’s targeted strict restrictions imposed on the Sino-US routes as an effort to cooperate with the overall national pandemic prevention strategy.


Delta Cargo Flights To Asia
Delta Cargo Flights To Asia, Image by James Jones

After several rounds of “confrontation” between the relevant departments of the two countries, the current weekly flight volume is set at the scale of four flights each week between China and the United States, and American airlines have finally been approved to reopen Chinese routes.

According to the press statement released by Delta Air Lines, the Shanghai-Seattle route will be operated by the Airbus A350-900 aircraft, and Delta Air Lines is committed to providing clean and safe travel services for passengers.


“We are excited to resume our services between the U.S. and China, as economic and social activities start to recover, with a mission to connect the world, Delta is committed to getting our customers to their destinations safely and confidently, especially at this critical time. We are implementing unprecedented health and safety measures and practices, so customers are assured of ease and safety at all points of their journey.”

Wong Hong, Delta’s President – Greater China and Singapore

Delta Air Lines schedule for June, July and beyond:
RouteFlightDepartureArrivalOperating DaysFleet
SEA-ICN-PVG28723:304:45June 25-26 A350
PVG-ICN-SEA2889:157:15June 27-28 A350

Passenger service (June 25 – 30)
RouteFlightDepartureArrivalOperating DaysFleet*
SEA-ICN-PVG28723:304:45ThursdaysA350
PVG-ICN-SEA2889:157:15SaturdaysA350

Passenger service (July 1 – Oct. 24)
*Note: Transitions to A330-900 starting August 1.

RouteFlightDepartureArrivalOperating DaysFleet
DTW-ICN-PVG28319:0000:15FridaysA350
PVG-ICN-DTW2844:458:20SundaysA350

Passenger service (July 1 – Oct. 24)

In addition to Delta Air Lines, another U.S. carrier, United Airlines, has also been approved to resume scheduled passenger flights in China, and it should soon announce its latest related flight plans.

On June 19, the US Department of Transportation rejected China’s application for further increase in the number of weekly flights and insisted on maintaining the current plan for 4 flights each.

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