German low-cost carrier Eurowings will be launching a brand new service connecting Birmingham Airport to Vienna as of 26 March.
The six times weekly operation to Austria’s capital city is in addition to Eurowings’ current programme to Dusseldorf and Hamburg.
All services are planned with an A320 aircraft configured to 180 seats. Eurowings is part of the Lufthansa Group, further strengthening its presence at Birmingham Airport.
William Pearson, aviation director for Birmingham Airport, said: “Eurowings is an important partner of Birmingham Airport as it already serves two routes to Dusseldorf and Hamburg which are hugely important to the Midlands Engine and the region’s leisure market.
“We’re therefore very pleased that the airline will be launching a brand new route from Birmingham to Vienna this summer and I’m sure that it will be welcomed by customers looking for somewhere exciting to explore for leisure, as well as offering a convenient schedule for passengers travelling on business.”
Eurowings is headquartered in Cologne and serves a network of domestic and European destinations as well as some long-haul routes.
“We are pleased to announce a new Birmingham link to Vienna”, said Ivan Orec, manager network development & airport relations for Eurowings.
“The new route will operate six times a week from the end of March 2017, in addition to our 18 weekly services to Düsseldorf and three weekly services to Hamburg. We will continue to grow our network and to bring more passengers through Birmingham Airport."
Vienna is the largest city in Austria and the country’s cultural, economic, and political centre. It lies in the east of Austria on the Danube River and its history has been shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud.
The city is also known for its Imperial palaces, contemporary buildings and museums which display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt as well as other artists.