Etihad Airways has announced the launch of a brand new route from Abu Dhabi to Austria’s capital Vienna.
The new service will be scheduled with daily flights to the European city throughout the year, but will start by operating with four weekly flights between May 22 and June 30.
The new route is a result of Etihad’s attempt to provide greater choice for business and leisure travellers and, of course, to invite a new wave of tourists to Abu Dhabi.
Robin Kamark, chief commercial officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “Vienna is the largest unserved market from Abu Dhabi and the announcement of this route brings the number of our European passenger destinations to 22.
"Austria is an important trade and tourism partner for the UAE and the new flights will enable us to take advantage of the increasing business and leisure demand between the two countries.”
He added: “Trade between the UAE and Austria is strong and there are approximately 180 Austrian companies operating in the emirates. Tourism has been increasing in both directions with Austria becoming an increasingly popular year-round destination with UAE nationals and residents, attracted by the centuries old culture, breathtaking scenery, and famous ski resorts. Vienna itself has been consistently voted the world’s most liveable city. We are delighted to be initiating a direct service between both capitals in time for the Summer.”
So if you’ve ever wanted to travel to Vienna, now is the time to do it.