New route from Shannon to Vienna confirmed

New route from Shannon to Vienna confirmed


Austrian airline Lauda has confirmed plans to operate a new route from Shannon Airport from next March.

As part of Ryanair’s extended Shannon Summer 2020 schedule, Lauda will fly twice weekly to Vienna commencing in March 2020.

Shannon consumers and visitors can now book their summer holidays to Vienna as far out as October 2020, flying on the lowest fares and with the greenest/cleanest airline group in Europe, with the lowest CO2 emissions.

Vienna was voted the most liveable city on the planet for the tenth time. There’s no better time of the year to discover Vienna’s world-renowned art, culture and culinary delights than in Summer. Visit the Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral or one of the numerous exhibitions by national and international artists.

Lauda’s CEO Andreas Gruber said: “Lauda is pleased to launch a new Shannon route to Vienna, commencing in March, which will operate twice weekly as part of our summer 2020 schedule. Customers in Shannon can now book flights to Vienna as far out as October 2020 flying on the lowest fares and with the greenest/cleanest airline group in Europe, with the lowest CO2 emissions.”

Andrew Murphy, CEO, Shannon Airport said: “This will be the first summer service connecting Austrian holidaymakers directly to the Wild Atlantic Way, and as such provides an opportunity to attract more visitors to this breathtakingly beautiful part of Ireland.

“The decision by Lauda is a vote of confidence in the region by the airline and will further enhance Shannon’s offering to customers across the West. We are delighted to have Vienna on our summer schedule for 2020, a service that will boost business for our tourism industry along the Wild Atlantic Way. We look forward to working closely with Lauda to make the new service a success.”

About Lauda:

Lauda is Austria’s no. 1 low-fare airline, founded in 2018 by the Austrian legend, Niki Lauda.

The current fleet comprises 22 (A320) aircraft, located in 4 bases of Vienna, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart and Palma. More than 6,5 million passengers will fly with Lauda in 2019. The airline flies to over 90 destinations in 30 countries and offers all customers the lowest fares and the best customer service on a fleet of newly acquired A320 aircraft. In 2020 Lauda will grow to operate 38 aircraft carrying over 10m customers at the lowest fares to/from Austria and all over Europe.

You can find and book the entire Lauda flight offer on or via our Lauda app for iOS and Android.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.