As of October 27, 2018, Austrian Airlines will offer two weekly flights from Cape Town to Vienna, deploying the new Boeing 777 aircraft. In addition to Economy and Business Class, passengers will also already be able to fly in Premium Economy. Starting this autumn, all Austrian Airlines long-haul aircraft will be gradually remodeled to enable the installation of Premium Economy seats. Passengers flying in “Premium Eco” have their own seats featuring a larger reclining angle, more seat spacing and a broader seating surface. Moreover, the screen for online entertainment is bigger than in the Economy Class, and catering is upgraded. 

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“We are looking forward to further expanding our presence into Southern Africa, and more so, Cape Town, where we have already made multiple announcements over the past year regarding the increased Lufthansa Group services to the Mother City,” says Dr. Andre Schulz, Lufthansa Group General Manager for Southern Africa.  “This new Austrian Airlines service to Cape Town will also offer a Premium Economy class, which until now has only been available on Lufthansa aircrafts. The new direct route as well as the new cabin class will provide both business and leisure passengers between Cape Town and Vienna an exciting new travel experience. Furthermore, this reinforces the Lufthansa Group’s commitment to connecting South Africa to our European home markets; unlocking trade, tourism, and economic opportunities,” said Dr. Schulz.

Cape Town in the 2018/19 winter flight schedule

Flight service from Cape Town to Vienna will only be offered in the winter flight schedule on Wednesdays and Sundays. The flight time from Cape Town to Vienna at a distance of more than 9,100 kilometers is about 11 hours.

“While Austrian Airlines previously offered flights to Cape Town between 1997 and 1999, we are now very happy to see the Austrian carrier once again servicing the Mother City,” concludes Dr. Schulz.

Tickets can be booked starting on October 27, 2017 at or at a travel agency.

Route Flight number Flight days Departure – Arrival (local times)
Cape Town – Vienna OS 32  Wednesday and Sunday 12:20 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. 
Vienna – Cape Town OS 31  Tuesday and Saturday 10:15 a.m. – 10:40 p.m.