Due to the rising demand for flight services to Libya, the Austrian Airlines Group is expanding its scheduled flights to Tripoli on an ongoing basis. The company operates three flights a week at present, and a fourth weekly frequency will be added from 1 December 2004. In detail, flight OS 891 will depart from Vienna for Tripoli at 23.10 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, arriving in the Libyan capital at 02.10 the following morning. A fifth weekly service, every Saturday, will be added at the beginning of the 2005 summer schedule, as of 27 March 2005.Chief Commercial Officer Dr. Josef E. Burger made the following comment on this new increase in the company programme: ‘With these additional flights, we are taking into account the greater business contacts with the North African state. In future, Libya will also become an increasingly important tourist destination. Once again, we are opening up a new market for the Austrian and international economy, and offering the ideal service. All flights will be made using Austrian jets in cooperation with our route partner Libyan Arab Airlines. The flight schedule to and from Tripoli is also perfectly integrated into our transfer concept via Vienna International Airport and a key part of our overall network. We plan to increase our programme to a daily service in high season from July to September 2005.’
In detail, the return flight programme from Tripoli from 2 December 2004 will function as follows: departure will be every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 03.15, with arrival in Vienna at 06.15. From 27 March 2005, there will be another flight every Sunday. This flight schedule opens up the perfect connection opportunities with Western, Central and Eastern Europe, the Austrian long-haul route network to North America, Asia and Australia, and domestic Austrian traffic. The worldwide route network of the Austrian Airlines Group currently encompasses 130 destinations in 66 countries on all continents.