Austrian Airlines will resume flights between Shanghai and Vienna starting October 2.

The airline will operate one weekly roundtrip between both cities on the following schedule (all times are local):

  • Shanghai-Vienna / Flight number: OS76 / Weekday: Sundays / Departure: 10.10am / Arrival: 3:45pm
  • Vienna-Shanghai / Flight number: OS75 / Weekday: Fridays / Departure: 1.30pm / Arrival: 6am (next day)

With Austrian Airlines following Lufthansa and Swiss, all Lufthansa Group premium airlines are operating to and from China again.

“This clearly reflects the need for additional flights between mainland China and our home markets Germany, Austria and Switzerland,“ said Veli Polat, responsible for the Group‘s airline business in China.

“We are confident that Chinese authorities will gradually allow for an increase in flights to meet increasing customer demand,” he added.

So far, Lufthansa Group Airlines are operating 11 weekly flights to and from Shanghai, Hong Kong and Nanjing.

The group says it is “ready to add flights any time, especially to and from Beijing”.