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Lauda to Fly from Shannon to Vienna from End March

Lauda to Fly from Shannon to Vienna from End March

Shannon Airport has welcomed the announcement by Lauda, the low-cost Austrian airline, of a new service from Shannon Airport to Vienna next year. The announcement will see the first scheduled Vienna service ever at Shannon and the first time that Lauda will have operated at Shannon. Flights will run twice weekly from the end of March 2020 on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

“This is very positive news for Shannon as not alone do we get a scheduled service to one of Europe’s most visited cities and a strong inbound market for tourists to Ireland, but we are also getting a new carrier on the runway here as well,” said Andrew Murphy, Managing Director, Shannon Airport, a Shannon Group company. “We have been working closely with Lauda, and their parent Ryanair, to deliver this service and are looking forward to the airline commencing operation in the New Year.

“This will be the first summer service connecting Austrian holidaymakers directly to the Wild Atlantic Way, and as such provides an opportunity to attract more visitors to this breathtakingly beautiful part of Ireland.”

Andreas Gruber, Chief Executive, Lauda, said: “Lauda is pleased to launch a new Shannon route to Vienna, commencing in March, which will operate twice weekly as part of our summer 2020 schedule. Customers in Shannon can now book flights to Vienna as far out as October 2020, flying on the lowest fares and with the greenest/cleanest airline group in Europe, with the lowest CO2 emissions.”

Andrew Murphy added: “The decision by Lauda is a vote of confidence in the region by the airline and will deepen Shannon’s impact on tourism in the region. We are delighted to have Vienna on our summer schedule for 2020, a service that will boost business for our tourism industry along the Wild Atlantic Way. We look forward to working closely with Lauda to make the new service a success.”

The new Shannon service has been secured with the assistance of Tourism Ireland and the increased route development fund for regional airports announced in Budget 2020 is a significant factor.

Mary Considine, Shannon Group Chief Executive said: “Shannon Group is an important driver of economic activity, and integral to that is providing airline services to the region. Securing this so soon after the announcement of the Budget 2020 increased the Tourism Ireland route develop fund shows what can be achieved through this type of partnership and we thank Tourism Ireland for its continued support.”

Flights can be booked on Laudamotion.com or Ryanair.com and city breaks with flight and accommodation can be booked on www.flyshannon.ie.

Discover more about Vienna here: http://www.shannonairport.ie/passengers/destinations/destination-inspiration/vienna/

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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