An Austrian airline is to commence charter flights between Shannon and Vienna from late May to September, Clare Labour T.D. Michael McNamara has learned.
The Clare Deputy said Niki Luftfahrt GmbH, also known as flyNiki will begin scheduled flights between Shannon and the Austrian capital from May 28th. The service will arrive and depart each Saturday. Bookings are being taken on the airline’s website up to early September.
Welcoming the news, Deputy McNamara said the new service will provide holiday makers, those with relations in eastern Europe and the Balkans, and the business community with direct access into the region.
“I have travelled through Vienna International Airport on numerous occasions when working in the region in the past and I have found it to be an important international hub airport, particularly for Central Europe and the Balkans. The airport provides good bus and rail connectivity to Bratislava in Slovakia, Budapest in Hungary and Prague in the Czech Republic. The City Air Terminal is also just 10 minutes from St. Stephan’s Cathedral at Wien Mitte metro station”, he added.
With 40 destinations, Vienna International Airport remains the leading hub to Eastern Europe. In comparison: Frankfurt offers 37 destinations, followed by Munich (33 destinations), Prague (30 destinations), Zurich (20 destinations), Budapest (18 destinations) and Milan (16 destinations).
Note To Editor:
- Michael McNamara, T.D., is available for interview and further comment on 086-0842159