A festive event was held last night (October 26) at the Stefan – Austrian Bakery in the heart of Tel Aviv, celebrating Austria’s National day. The event was held in cooperation with the Austrian Embassy in Israel, Advantage Austria, and Austrian Airlines.
Among the guests at last night’s event were the Austrian Ambassador to Israel, Mrs. Hannah Liko; Deputy Head of Mission at the Austrian Embassy, Mrs. Karin Kosina; and the Cultural Attaché, Mr. Arno Mitterdorfer.
Guests were treated to Austrian desserts and mulled wine and enjoyed a musical performance.
Yet, Austria had another reason to celebrate last night. Since Austria became a Green Country, the number of passengers on Austrian Airlines’ flights has quadrupled. “To meet the demand of Israeli tourists for Christmas markets in Europe, and especially in Vienna, not to mention for ski holidays at well-known Austrian resorts, we plan to launch a special offer,” said Ofer Kisch, CEO, Lufthansa Group in Israel, which also includes Austrian airlines.
“We see an increase of over 300 percent in ticket sales from Israel to Austria for the coming winter months. However, a large portion of bookings are still made closer to the time of departure,” added Kisch.
Currently, there are ten weekly flights from TLV to Vienna Airport.