As of this month, South Florida-based world jaunters have several new air travel options and expanded capacity on existing routes.
Earlier this month, Austrian Airlines launched direct flights between Miami and Vienna. Flights run five times a week. Miami hasn’t had nonstop service to Vienna in 20 years, according to a Miami International Airport spokesman. The new connection marks Austrian Airlines’ first foray into the Miami market. The carrier will use a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft with room for 308 passengers.
Beginning Oct. 25, Turkish Airlines will launch daily service between Miami and Istanbul. It marks the first direct service between the cities since September 2001. The airline will use a Boeing 777-300ER with capacity for 337 passengers.
That same day, British Airways will bring A380 superjumbo service to its daily Miami-London route. Lufthansa will increase its seasonal service to Munich to six times daily, while Air France will put superjumbos seasonally on its daily Paris service. Swiss Airlines will add four additional weekly flights to its existing daily service to Zurich through Nov. 30, when it will add an additional three weekly flights through May 25.
On Oct. 26, Finnair will begin its expanded seasonal service, with three flights weekly through March 26 between Miami and Helsinki.
On Nov. 5, Air Berlin will launch twice weekly service to Berlin.