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Austrian Airlines Inaugurates Boston-Vienna Route

DALLAS — On July 1, Austrian Airlines (OS) hosted an inaugural flight for their route between Boston (BOS) and Vienna (VIE). The new route is the flag carrier’s sixth destination in the United States, followed by Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), and Washington, D.C. (IAD).

OS 92, the Boeing 767-300ER serving the route, departed at 5:41 p.m. EST and is scheduled to land at 6:38 a.m. CET. The aircraft, registered OE-LAY, is one of the airline’s three 767s in service, soon to be replaced by 11 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2026.

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Before the inaugural flight, OS hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in BOS’ Terminal E, joined by Lufthansa Group executives, Von Trapp family members, and Petra Schneebauer, Austrian ambassador to the United States.

As part of the ceremony, BOS hung an Austrian flag from the terminal's roof.

OE-LAZ, one of OS’ 3 767s in service. Photo: Francesco Cecchetti/Airways

Remarks from Airport, Airline Officials

Anita Kiefer, spokesperson for Austrian Airlines, expressed optimism about OS’ expansion to the United States.

“The North American market is quite interesting because of the tourism,” Kiefer said. “We see that many people want to go from Europe and from Austria to North America and the other way around. So it was logical to get another destination, and Boston is one of the greatest we can imagine.”

Ms. Schneebauer emphasized the importance of connecting BOS and VIE, two large scientific hubs: “By connecting these important hubs, we are fostering the exchange of ideas, facilitating groundbreaking research collaborations, and opening doors for technological advancements.”

Austrian Airlines has over 120 destinations and a fleet of less than 70. Nonetheless, the airline continues to establish new destinations within Europe and across the Atlantic.

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