Seven months ago, Austrian first announced that it was planning to begin service this Spring between Vienna and Los Angeles.

Today, the first flights for the new route took place as OS81 departed for Los Angeles at 10:00a and the return flight (OS82) departed back to Vienna shortly after 3:00p.

The route will be flown 6 days a week (No flights on Sundays) by their 777 fleet and will be in place for Austrian’s summer timetable through October.

This brings Austrian’s total weekly flights to the USA to 37.   In addition to the new LAX route, OS flies to Miami, New York JFK, Newark, Chicago, and Washington DC.