New OS destination: Newark EWR

Old Oct 24, 13, 1:17 pm
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Cool New OS destination: Newark EWR

Apparently Austrian is planning to launch a flight to Newark beginning in October 2014. Although there is no offical announcement yet, it looks pretty certain based on an airlineroute.net entry ... they say it is scheduled as one-time service but I highly doubt that

OS089 VIE1015 1335EWR 763
OS090 EWR1755 0835+1VIE 763


http://airlineroute.net/2013/10/23/os-ewr-oct14/
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Old Oct 25, 13, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by LukasVIE View Post
Apparently Austrian is planning to launch a flight to Newark beginning in October 2014. Although there is no offical announcement yet, it looks pretty certain based on an airlineroute.net entry ... they say it is scheduled as one-time service but I highly doubt that

OS089 VIE1015 1335EWR 763
OS090 EWR1755 0835+1VIE 763


http://airlineroute.net/2013/10/23/os-ewr-oct14/
Makes sense if so- there is quite a bit of pharma industry in and around Vienna and EWR is about the closest airport there is excluding corporate to Princeton.
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Old Oct 26, 13, 8:31 am
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I've read that it is a one-time-only service.
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Old Oct 26, 13, 8:54 pm
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Originally Posted by sokolov View Post
I've read that it is a one-time-only service.
It is one-time only for now, but looks like people believes it's a prelude to a scheduled service. The schedule has been removed, by the way.
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Old Oct 28, 13, 4:37 am
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Not semi-official anymore

Austrian Airlines
✩ We're happy to announce our new destination: Newark Liberty International Airport! ✩

Starting on July 2 2014, we offer up to 2 daily flights to the Big Apple - and with our partner airline great connection flights. For example to the South East of the USA! Book your flight to Newark now at http://bit.ly/Austrian_Newark
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Old Oct 28, 13, 6:58 am
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On the website:
http://www.austrian.com/Info/Flighti...&rmid=10916137

The German version has more details:
IAD goes 777 daily from Jul14
ORD goes daily from previously 5x starting May14
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Old Oct 28, 13, 7:25 am
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The new l/h destination for OS will be EWR starting from July 2014, 5 times a week with a 767. Furthermore OS wants to increase ORD from 5 to 7 flights per week from May on.
IAD will be served with a 777 instead of a 767 from July.
So all in all OS is increasing the capacities to NA.
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Old Oct 28, 13, 7:35 am
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The new l/h destination for OS will be EWR starting from July 2014, 5 times a week with a 767. Furthermore OS wants to increase ORD from 5 to 7 flights per week from May on.
IAD will be served with a 777 instead of a 767 from July.
So all in all OS is increasing the capacities to NA.
Interesting- where are the 777s coming from?
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Old Oct 28, 13, 7:39 am
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Originally Posted by TRAVELSIG View Post
Makes sense if so- there is quite a bit of pharma industry in and around Vienna and EWR is about the closest airport there is excluding corporate to Princeton.
I think they are looking to pump pax into the EWR hub for onward connections, JFK is a dead end in that respect. ORD is the same, excellent connections.

Originally Posted by TRAVELSIG View Post
Interesting- where are the 777s coming from?
OS is getting one more 772 this winter, which will go into service after painting and retrofits.
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Old Oct 28, 13, 8:12 am
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EWR is a good choice, but I'm not so sure about the flight schedule. The plane to JFK is leaving 20 mins later. An evening flight to JFK would make more sense.
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Old Oct 28, 13, 8:24 am
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13:35 arr into EWR is perfect to catch the late afternoon bank of departures on UA and the reverse 6pm departure is nice too. If you leave late out of JFK, you miss the wave of depatures from VIE to CE Europe
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Smart move by OS - much much better access to UA metal.
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Old Oct 28, 13, 9:17 am
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Originally Posted by TRAVELSIG View Post
Makes sense if so- there is quite a bit of pharma industry in and around Vienna and EWR is about the closest airport there is excluding corporate to Princeton.
You forget about the pent-up Eastern European pax traffic that has to go to JFK for any reasonable non-LH carriers. EWR basically having only sLOTh and LH (for *A at least) left a lot to be desired for those traveling to Eastern Europe. Besides, it is soooo much easier to get to EWR than JFK for of NYC and everything North West and South.
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Old Oct 28, 13, 1:09 pm
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Selfish as I am, I'd like to see OS-codeshares on UA's ORD-YHZ and EWR-YHZ flights.
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Old Oct 28, 13, 2:19 pm
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Originally Posted by sokolov View Post
Selfish as I am, I'd like to see OS-codeshares on UA's ORD-YHZ and EWR-YHZ flights.
No codeshares needed since UA/LH/AC/OS/SN/LX jointly file fares across the Atlantic, so you can use whatever flight number to construct the trip.
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