Austrian Airlines to Offer Flights to Hong Kong Starting September 5, 2016

Lifestyle & Travel ♦ Published: March 9, 2016; 20:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

AUA Austrian Airlines has signed an agreement with Hong Kong authorities to ad Hong Kong International Airport to its portfolio of long-haul destinations. AUA will fly up to 5 times a week to Hong Kong as of September 5, 2016. The direct link to Vienna will also be the gateway to Eastern Europe for the Hongkongese as well as the South-Chinese business community.

Direct flights from Vienna to Hong Kong start in September 2016 / Picture: ©

Until recently AUA Austrian Airlines was in talks with the Hong Kong government to start operating a direct flight from Vienna.

But a shortage of take-off and landing slots at Hong Kong International Airport has created a stumbling block for the route, billed as a gateway for Hongkongese as well as South-Chinese business people to central and eastern Europe (CEE).