Austrian Airlines is the first company to officially announce the launch of flights from Rinas to Vienna and vice versa for commercial purposes.
Austrian announces that after 90 days of interruption, flights will start on June 15 in Amsterdam, Athens, Basel, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubrovnik, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Copenhagen, London, Munich, Paris, Pristina, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Tirana, Varna and Zurich.
Flights will be reduced compared to the pre-crisis period. Initially there will be 4 flights a week and then the frequency will be reviewed in July.
According to the Austrian website, the flights are on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday. On June 15, the first flight price from Tirana to Vienna is 97 euros (departure in the afternoon, 15:00), but in the following days there are tickets with 57 euros one way. The return from Vienna is 51 euros in June.
Prior to the crisis, Austrian Airlines had daily flights to Vienna twice a day, early in the morning and at lunch. In 2019, the company had a total of about 6% of the flight market as it was one of the main lines that served as transit worldwide.
Austrian Airlines suspended flights from Tirana to Vienna on March 19, following the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic.