From October Austrian Airlines began revamping the interiors of 29 Airbus A319, A320 and A321 aircraft to be completed in 2017. The main changes involve business class improvements, with greater seat spacing and higher quality seat cushions. A unique ‘Flying Chef’ puts finishing touches to culinary specialities. The Flying Coffee House, based on the tradition of the Viennese Coffee House, serves a variety of freshly prepared classic coffees.
Two per cent of passengers, around 188,000 people per year, purchase a business class ticket, so Austrian hopes its upgrade will attract more higherspending customers.
Flight services begin for the first time to three long-haul destinations in October 2015: Miami, Mauritius and Colombo. The airline will also operate weekly flights from Vienna to Marrakech from November 2015.