HAVANA, Dec. 5th AUA Austrian Airlines, a unit of German giant Lufthansa, will offer flights to Havana (Cuba) as of autumn 2016, the company said in a statement.
The flights on the first route to the Caribbean to be offered by the group in five years will provide a connection with Havana once a week.
• Once a week to Cuba with a Boeing 767
• Caribbean region once again part of the flight offering for the first time in five years
• Austrian Airlines is consistently expanding its long-haul route portfolio and continues to focus on tourist destinations
Next year Austrian Airlines will add another new tourist destination to its flight schedule. Austria’s national carrier will offer flight service once a week to Havana, the capital of Cuba, as of October 25, 2016.
Flights will be operated on Tuesdays deploying a Boeing 767 to Havana, the largest city in the Caribbean, as part of the airline’s winter flight schedule. Thus Austrian Airlines is once again including a Caribbean destination in its flight portfolio for the first time in five years. The last time Austria’s flag carrier operated flights to the Caribbean was in 2010 when it flew to Punta Cana.
“2016 is the year in which Austria and Cuba celebrate 70years of bilateral ties. We are pleased to link our new direct flight to Havana with this anniversary“, explains Austrian Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Andreas Otto. “The launch of flight service to Cuba is another step in the consistent expansion of our long-haul route portfolio and our continuing focus on tourist destinations.
The duration of the flight from Vienna to Havana is about 12 hours 10 minutes. Tickets are available starting at EUR 799 round-trip including taxes and charges. Tickets can be purchased starting today, Friday, December 4, 2015 at http://www.austrian.com, by calling +43 5 1766 1000 or from a travel agency.
Flights Vienna-Havanna-Vienna as of October 25, 2016
Route Flight number Flight days Departure Arrival
Vienna-Havanna OS023 Tuesdays 10:15 4:25 p.m.
Havanna-Vienna OS024 Tuesdays 6:10 p.m. 10:50 on the next day