Austrian Airlines operated the Vienna - Sydney flight, the longest flight in the company's history (photo / video)
On March 29, 2020, the Austrian Airlines Boeing 777-200ER (OE-LPD) took off on the Vienna - Sydney route. The approximately 16 kilometers were traveled in about 000 hours.
We are talking about a repatriation flight for about 290 European citizens, most of them from Austria, who were stranded in Australia amid the pandemic with the new COVID-19. 16 crew members were also found aboard the plane
Austrian Airlines operated the Vienna - Sydney flight
It was the longest non-stop flight operated by Austrian Airlines in its 60-year history. In the past, Austrian Airlines has operated flights on the Vienna - Sydney route, but with stops in Kuala Lumpur.
In addition to this special flight, Austrian Airlines has also operated repatriation flights from Mexico City, Masa Alam, Denpasar and Washington DC. But also from holiday destinations like Tenerife and Gran Canaria.
We remind you that Austrian Airlines has suspended all scheduled commercial flights during this period. The decision was made against the travel restrictions imposed by the authorities, as a measure to limit the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).