From : India Times
Austrian Airlines has converted its Delhi-Vienna flight into a daily operation due to a strong passenger traffic and said it is ready to commence services to Mumbai as well.
Austrian Airlines Country Manager Bernhard Baeck said the airline has increased its flights from five to seven a week following an over 80 per cent passenger load factor.
The carrier, which just completed six year of operations in India, would use the latest Airbus A330-200 on the Delhi- Vienna route, having 24 business class and 235 economy seats.
"The Indian market looks very promising to us. So, we have asked the Indian government to let us fly to other cities starting with Mumbai. The request is still pending with the government," Baeck told a news conference.
Claiming a market share of 30-35 per cent on the Delhi- Vienna sector, he said Vienna could serve as a hub for Indian passengers travelling to Europe and America as the Austrian Airlines group serves 120 destinations worldwide. The flights were being operated through a codeshare arrangement with Air India, Baeck added.