Austrian Airlines will fly a Boeing 777-200ER in Crete, Greece
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Due to high demand, Austrian Airlines is increasing transport capacity for flights to Heraklion - Crete, Greece. Thus, from July 24, seven consecutive Saturdays, flights with Boeing 777-200ER aircraft will be operated.
In the current summer season, Austrian Airlines registered a total of 96.000 passengers on flights to Greece in July and August. For the Austrians, Greece is one of the most reserved destinations, followed by Spain and Italy.
Speaking of favorite destinations in Greece, Austrians prefer Crete Rhodes and Kos. Flights to Greek destinations have a load of over 80%.
Michael Trestl, CCO Austrian Airlines, reports: “In particular, booking figures for flights to Heraklion, Crete, tripled between mid-May and late June. We respond to increased demand and increase capacity on this route. In addition to the current daily flights to Heraklion, a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft will operate flights every Saturday, from July 24 to September 4, inclusive.
The schedule of Austrian Airlines flights, which will be operated with Boeing 777-200ER
OS9001 Vienna 06:10 - 08:40 Heraklion
OS9002 Heraklion 10:20 - 12:55 Vienna
The introduction of the largest aircraft type in the Austrian Airlines fleet will allow the airline to carry an additional 100 passengers on each flight on Saturday. On all other days, the route will be served by an Airbus A320 family plane.
Austrian Airlines advises passengers to find out about the regulations of the destination country before traveling. In Greece, for example, online registration is mandatory at least 24 hours before entry. Furthermore, a negative antigen test (maximum 48 hours old) or a negative PCR test (maximum 72 hours old) from a testing laboratory is required for all travelers over 12 years of age. People completely vaccinated at least 14 days before entry do not need a test. The same is true for those who have gone through the disease following infection with the new coronavirus. They must present an official certificate of recovery not exceeding 9 months or a positive PCR test older than 2 months but not older than 9 months).