· Five direct weekly flights from Vienna to Tokyo with a Boeing 777 starting today
· 57,000 passengers expected by the end of 2018
· Focus on tourist and transfer passengers

Starting today Austrian Airlines will fly once again to Japan. The inaugural flight from Vienna to Tokyo will take off today at 5.45 pm. Five weekly flights will be operated each week to the Japanese capital city deploying a Boeing 777, the largest aircraft in the Austrian Airlines fleet. Up to 57,000 passengers are expected to take an Austrian Airlines flight on this route by the end of the year. “We had to terminate flight service on the route to Tokyo back in 2016 due to the economic downturn and the currency decline in Japan. Now market conditions are significantly better. There is potential for this flight service once again”, explains Stephan Linhart, Senior Director Sales Austria & Slovakia. “We are very pleased that we can return to Japan so quickly.”

In addition to the attractiveness for tourists, the Vienna-Tokyo route also offers considerable potential for transfer passengers. About one-half of all passengers will change to other flights at the Vienna flight hub. Prague, Zagreb, Innsbruck and Milan are the top transfer destinations and Austrian Airlines offers an extensive flight offering to all of them. In the current summer flight schedule, Austrian Airlines flies up to 37 times per week to Milan, up to 32 times to Prague, operates up to 31 flights to Innsbruck and up to 19 to Zagreb.

Tokyo in the 2018 summer flight schedule
In the current summer flight schedule, flights are operated to Japan’s capital city on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The duration of the flight from Vienna to Tokyo at a distance of over 9,100 kilometers is about eleven hours. Tickets are available starting at EUR 637 round trip including taxes and charges and can be booked at www.austrian.com, by calling +43 (0) 5 1766 1000 or in a travel agency.