As of August 1st, 2003 the Austrian Airlines Group will resume its scheduled flights from Vienna to Beijing, after the World Health Organisation (WHO) lifted its travel warning for the Chinese capital. A longhaul Airbus A330/A340 will depart from Vienna every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. With Beijing, the route network of the Austrian Airlines Group with 121 destinations, in 63 countries on all 5 continents is complete again. Flights to Beijing can be booked as of now online at www.aua.com, www.austrianairlines.com, around the clock on +43 (0)5 1789 (all calls made from Austrian are charged at local rates), in all Austrian Airlines Group offices or at a travel agency of your choice.
Due to the downward trend in demand for the Vienna - Beijing - Vienna route, the Austrian Airlines Group had temporarily suspended service from the beginning of May 2003.