European carrier Austrian Airlines inaugurated its new non-stop service between Vienna and Miami on October 16, 2015. The inaugural flight was greeted at Miami International Airport (MIA) with a water canon salute, ribbon cutting ceremony and an aircraft tour led by Austrian Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Andreas Otto.
Miami represents Austrian's fifth American destination and their only service to the southeastern U.S.
Miami-Vienna flights will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with inbound flights scheduled to arrive in Miami at 3:30 p.m. and scheduled departures to Vienna at 5:10 p.m. Austrian Airlines' Boeing 777 aircraft offer a two-class configuration with 48 seats in business class and 260 seats in economy class for a maximum capacity of 308 passengers.
Vienna is steeped in history, tracing its roots to the ancient Celts and Romans and later serving as home to musical masters from Beethoven to Mozart to Haydn. Modern-day Vienna still retains its historic roots, boasting a city center that has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Home to 1.7 million residents, it serves as the political, business and cultural capital of Austria. The globally recognized center for innovation is also consistently ranked at the top of the Economist list of world's most livable cities.