The British low-cost airline no longer flies to the Austrian capital. That changes in the autumn – Easyjet returns to Vienna.
Only three Viennese office buildings are taller than the IZD Tower in Donau City, the young district in the 22nd district. The skyscraper has 42 floors and some famous tenants. These include the American diplomatic mission to the international organizations in the Austrian metropolis, the Austrian branch of Huawei and the plastic manufacturer Borealis.
Easyjet also settled in the IZD tower with its new subsidiary Easyjet Europe when it needed a base in Europe after Brexit. But while the low-cost airline operates a fleet of more than 130 aircraft from a 150-metre tower, it is no longer represented at nearby Vienna Airport.
Only one route for now
During the pandemic, Easyjet significantly reduced the offer in Vienna, at the beginning of this year it reduced its offer to a route that was later abandoned. But now a small revival is at hand. According to flight plan data, the low-cost carrier will return to Schwechat at the end of October.
Easyjet is currently planning four weekly flights between Vienna and Berlin – on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Officially, however, the airline is still cryptic – although the flights can already be booked. “As every year, Easyjet is examining its route network for the next winter season and will publish an update on the flights between Berlin-Brandenburg and Vienna in due course,” a spokesperson said.
Once more than a million passengers
Easyjet was still the fifth largest airline at Vienna Airport in 2019. At that time, the low-cost airline counted 1.235 million passengers in Schwechat. After that it was just buried. In 2020 there were only 210,000 and in 2021 even less than 120,000.