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Eurowings to launch Birmingham-Vienna route

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Low-cost airline Eurowings is to launch flights from Birmingham to Vienna from March.

The service to Austria’s capital will run six times per week from March 26 using 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.

Eurowings, which is part of Lufthansa Group, already operates flights from Birmingham to Dusseldorf and Hamburg, which run 18 times per week and three times per week respectively.

Ivan Orec, manager network development and airport relations at Eurowings, said: “We will continue to grow our network and to bring more passengers through Birmingham airport.”

William Pearson, aviation director for Birmingham airport, added: “Eurowings is an important partner of Birmingham airport as it already serves two routes to Dusseldorf and Hamburg which are hugely important to the Midlands engine and the region’s leisure market.”

The new Birmingham-Vienna route will operate every day apart from Saturday.

Meanwhile Eurowings’ sister airline Austrian Airlines is to boost its network from Vienna to Iran with four weekly flights to Shiraz via Isfahan starting on July 2. The year-round service will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Austrian also flies from Vienna to the Iranian capital Tehran 14 times per week, and will offer a total of 18 weekly flights to Iran this summer.

Austrian Airlines’ chief commercial officer Andreas Otto said: “No other airline in western Europe offers 18 weekly flights to Iran. Here we are number one.”

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