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China Eastern Airlines Heads for Vienna Airport

Three weekly flight connections from Shanghai starting in June 2024

Even more travel possibilities will soon be available for passengers travelling between China and Austria. China Eastern Airlines, one of the largest airlines in the People’s Republic of China, will launch flight service to Vienna. Starting on 22 June 2024, the airline will connect the Austrian capital city and the cosmopolitan metropolis of Shanghai. Flight service between the two cities will be offered three times per week throughout the entire year, deploying a Airbus A330-200 aircraft. China is an important market for Vienna Airport, and the new flight connection is a growth driverfor business and tourism in Austria.

“Vienna Airport welcomes a new carrier. China Eastern Airlines, one of China’s most important airlines, will operate flights to Vienna for the very first time. As a result, new travel possibilities are available between Vienna and Shanghai and beyond i.e., to numerous global destinations in the airline’s route network. The new long-haul flight connection strengthens the role of Vienna Airport as a hub and also represents another encouraging sign of the economic and tourism recovery between Austria and China,” states Julian Jäger, Joint CEO and COO of Vienna Airport.
“China was Vienna’s second biggest distant market before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, accounting for half a million overnight stays p.a. The decision on the part of China Eastern to operate flights to Vienna as of June of this year provides significant support to us in appealing to our Chinese target group, in which we exclusively focus on the high value-added luxury segment,” explains Norbert Kettner, CEO of the Vienna Tourist Board.

Shanghai: Third largest city in the world with 29.2 million inhabitants China’s industrial and commercial metropolis of Shanghai is one of the largest cities anywhere in the world and an important transport hub within the People’s Republic of China. The Port of Shanghai is
the world’s busiest container port. Moreover, Shanghai is home to Pudong International Airport, China’s second biggest airport. The city has also emerged as a cultural and educational center. In addition to its famous Bund seaside promenade, the Oriental Pearl Tower, and the futuristic skyline of the Pudong district, the city offers numerous other tourist attractions. Three weekly flights linking Vienna and Shanghai China Eastern Airlines will operate flights connecting Vienna and Shanghai three times per week as of 22 June 2024, namely on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The flight will leave Shanghai at 1:30
a.m. and arrive in Vienna at 7:40 a.m. The return flight will depart from Vienna at 11:20 a.m. and is scheduled to land in Shanghai at 5:20 a.m. on the following day.

China Eastern Airlines: One of the largest airlines in China and a SkyTeam member China Eastern Airlines, one of China’s largest airlines, is headquartered at Shanghai Pudong
International Airport, operating an extensive route network of global destinations. Currently, China Eastern operates a fleet of approximately 800 aircrafts, which is one of the youngest fleets in the world. Moreover, it boasts the largest-scale widebody fleet with leading commercial and technical models in China. The airline is a member of SkyTeam, the world’s second largest global airline alliance. More information on China Eastern Airlines and booking possibilities can be found at