The non-stop, six-hour flight to the ‘City of Music’ will launch in September…

Thinking of a long weekend in Europe? If the capital city of Austria, Vienna, isn’t on your bucket list, this year might be the time to add it as low-cost airline Air Arabia is set to begin flights to the cool European city on September 15, 2019.

Initially, Air Arabia will operate four flights a week on Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays to Vienna, and will increase to daily flights starting from mid-December.

The non-stop flight will depart from Sharjah International Airport, and arrive six hours later at Vienna International Airport.

Vienna, also known of the ‘City of Music’, is one one of Europe’s most culturally rich cities, boasting baroque architecture and endless museums and art galleries. Vienna has been synonymous with music for centuries, and was home to Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Johann Strauss.

As well as it’s quaint coffee houses, Vienna also boasts a beautiful festive market in the winter. So, perhaps it could serve as a good long weekend for a festive getaway?

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Come September, Air Arabia will become the second UAE-based airline to offer direct flights to the Austrian capital. Emirates currently offers two daily flights to the city.

The flight route is one of two brand new flight routes launched by the Sharjah-based airline in 2019. From July 1, 2019, Air Arabia will begin direct flights to the Malaysian city of Kuala Lumpur

The daily, seven-hour flight from Sharjah International Airport will be the first direct flight from the region by a low-cost carrier.

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