- CCO Michael Trestl: “Relaxed travel rules and increased vaccination rates have quadrupled our bookings“
- Greece, Spain and Italy among the most popular destinations
- Austrian Airlines continues to offer full flexibility in rebooking and security
With a rising vaccination rate and an easing of entry regulations in many European countries, Austrians are feeling the need to travel again. The desire to finally set foot in the sand is great. This was also made clear during the Corpus Christi weekend, which many passengers used for short vacations down south. Greece, Spain and Italy were the top three destinations. Due to the increased demand for flights, Austrian Airlines deployed larger-than-expected planes on short notice and added additional flights.
A glance at the months of June through August also gives the red-white-red national carrier reason for optimism. “Demand is increasing daily and new bookings on many routes have quadrupled since mid-May. We also notice that reservations are increasingly made on a longer term basis.», Reports Michael Trestl, sales manager of Austrian Airlines. For summer holidays, Mediterranean destinations such as Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Spain including Mallorca are among the most popular destinations. “The booking dynamics show that we are meeting the travel needs of Austrians very well with our summer flight program, which mainly serves intra-European destinations in the Mediterranean. With a total of over 100 destinations, we offer a variety of destinations at pre-crisis levels in midsummer,Says CCO Michael Trestl. Of course, not all destinations are served with the usual frequency yet, but the level of production in the tourism sector has returned to pre-crisis levels. “With the recently announced travel relaxations for the return trip from Cyprus, Croatia, the Netherlands and Sweden, as well as the entry into force of the Green Pass, we expect further growth in bookings ”, said Trestl.
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Full flexibility in booking changes and passenger security
Austrian Airlines offers passengers worry-free travel planning with flexible new booking. Tickets issued until July 31, 2021 can be reserved for free as often as requested. In addition to the date, the destination can also be changed.
Although many European countries have relaxed their quarantine regulations along with Austria, many holiday countries still have country-specific entry regulations. With digital document control, Austrian Airlines offers the possibility to upload relevant corona certificates online up to 12 hours before departure for scheduled flights to Greece, Spain, France, Sweden and others. These are checked so that passengers already know before departure whether all the requirements of the respective authorities are met.
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