Austrian Airlines gives up the Vienna - Dubai route
The commercial aviation industry is constantly expanding, and airlines are launching new routes, ordering aircraft and making plans for the future, but the idea that everything is a business is not forgotten. The competition is very good, but up to a point. In a press release issued on 20 July 2015, Austrian Airlines announced that it was giving up the Vienna - Dubai route.
Austrian Airlines is in direct competition with Emirates on this route, with the two airline operators managing to offer up to 800 daily seats. This has led to overcapacity and fierce price competition, and the route is no longer sustainable for the Austrian operator.
In the past year, Austrian Airlines has operated the Vienna - Dubai route with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft in two classes (36 + 178 or 26 + 199), while Emirates uses Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Austrian Airlines has started flying to Dubai since 1996, but the last flight will be operated from Dubai to Vienna on 14 September 2015.
But Austrian Airlines does not worry about remaining vacant seats after giving up the Vienna - Dubai route. From 16 to October 2015, Austrian Airlines will operate flights to Miami, United States of America, with a frequency of five times a week. Starting with 27 October 2015, Austrian Airlines will fly every Tuesday to Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. And from 29 to October 2015, Austrian Airlines will fly twice a week (Thursday and Saturday) to Mauritius.