Austrian Airlines has announced a new all-year round service to Shiraz, its third Iranian destination. Starting on 2 July 2017, the airline will operate flights from Vienna to Shiraz four times a week. The routeing is planned to go via the already existing route from Vienna to Isfahan. The flight will leave Vienna on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with a stopover in Isfahan before heading to Shiraz and later back to Austria.
Austrian Airlines currently operates three weekly direct flights from Vienna to Isfahan. The route will later in summer 2017 be increased to four weekly and the addition of an extra segment including Shiraz. In the summer season 2017, Austrian Airlines also operates two daily flights to Tehran.
No other airline in Western Europe offers 18 weekly flights to Iran. Here we are number one, says Austrian Airlines CCO Andreas Otto.
The route to Vienna will become Shiraz’s second route to Europe, operated by a European carrier if Turkish Airlines’ Istanbul route is included. The flight to Shiraz takes some six hours and is as of today bookable on Austrian Airlines’ website.
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