Starting on July 2, 2017, Austrian Airlines will take off four times a week to the Iranian metropolis of Shiraz.
According to atwonline website, Lufthansa subsidiary Austrian Airlines plans to add 4X-weekly Vienna-Shiraz services from July 2. The flight will be operated with Airbus A320 aircraft and do an interim stopover in Isfahan.
In addition to existing services of up to 14 weekly flights from Vienna to Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, the Star Alliance member is expanding its portfolio of destinations in Iran to three cities.
“No other airline in Western Europe offers 18 weekly flights to Iran. Here we are number one,” CCO Andreas Otto said in a statement.
The Star Alliance member operates single-aisle A320 family aircraft to all three destinations in Iran compared to other European carriers, which mainly use widebodies on Tehran routes.
“For 10 years we have had a codeshare agreement in place with Iran Air. This will also be implemented to Shiraz,” Austrian spokesperson Peter Thier told ATW.
Austrian Airlines is Austria’s largest carrier and operates annually a global route network of approximately 130 destinations, being particularly dense in Central and Eastern Europe with 35 destinations.
The airline will serve this route Vienna-Isfahan-Shiraz, leaving Vienna on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays to make an interim stopover in Isfahan (as follows):