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Austrian adds Amman to Middle East network

24th October 2008 Print
Austrian adds Amman to Middle East network Austrian introduces Amman from May 2009 building its position as a major carrier to the Middle East with a total of fourteen destinations. The new service will feature the recently launched Premium Service Business Class.

The Austrian Airlines Group continues to expand its route network into the Middle East adding Amman, capital of the Kingdom of Jordan, from 6 May 2009.

Services will operate four times a week using an Airbus A320 featuring the Austrian Premium Service Business Class; passengers can enjoy the unique mix of Austrian hospitality and Middle Eastern luxury.

The new service offers excellent connections to and from London with a comfortable transfer time of just 55 minutes at Vienna which is acknowledged as Europe’s fastest transfer airport with a minimum connection time of just 25 minutes. Outbound services connect with OS458 from London departing 06.05, arriving Vienna 09.25. Return services connect with OS457 departing Vienna 19.50, arriving London 21.35.

Austrian Chief Commercial Officer Dr. Andreas Bierwirth said the following about the new destination:

“As part of the highly successful Middle East strategy of the Austrian Airlines Group, we are expanding our route by one more destination by reincorporating the city of Amman into the schedule. This will allow us to build upon our successful positioning as one of the major players amongst airlines travelling into the Middle East. The region continues to be characterised by robust economic growth.

“Local and international businesses on the one hand, and the tourism sector on the other, value our strong flight connections into the Middle East very highly. We also benefit from the new flows of traffic from the Middle East towards Eastern Europe, another region where we enjoy a commanding market position. Thanks to the new Austrian Premium Service, which has grown enormously in popularity since its introduction in July, we are now also well ahead of the competition in quality terms.”

The Austrian Premium Service
Travellers can now enjoy the Austrian Premium Service experience on flights to Dubai, Damascus, Astana, Tehran, Cairo, Erbil, Riyadh and Jeddah. From May 2009 onwards, they will also have the opportunity to indulge themselves on the flight to Amman.

Recently awarded first place in the international Skytrax Airline Awards for both long-haul, Business Class catering and for the quality of European Cabin Staff Austrian brings the best of the best together in the new Premium Service to the Middle East.

Premium Service reflects the quality and luxury associated with the modern Middle East combined with the welcome and comfort of more traditional times, a true taste of Eastern Promise.

Passengers relax in the spacious, new comfort seats with a generous 116cm of legroom, fully adjustable, electronic foot and backrest and an integrated massage function for complete comfort.

The journey starts with a refreshing selection of fruit juices and warm nuts before the selection of a multi-course gourmet meal including an enticing Meze mix in anticipation of the flavours of the Middle East followed by a selection from East or West. Finished with Middle Eastern tea in traditional tea glasses, Arabic coffee or a classic Austrian confection from our exclusive Viennese Coffee House service.

A personal video player including a selection of programmes in four languages with choices from current films, news, documentaries, games and much, much more provides in-flight entertainment.

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Austrian adds Amman to Middle East network