MIAMI – Malaga, a coastal city in Peninsular Spain, will become the latest holiday destination serviced by Austrian Airlines (OS) beginning July 22.

The route (Vienna-Malaga) will be served twice a week, year-round, with an Airbus A320.

An Austrian Airlines Airbus A320-216 preparing for takeoff. An “aircraft from the A320 family” will service the new route between Vienna and Malaga, according to the airline. PC: Alberto Cucini/Airways

Comments from Austrian Airlines

"The pent-up demand for tourist trips is particularly great, which is why we are expanding our offer here," said Austrian Airlines CCO Michael Trestl. The Austrian flag-carrier will also be offering flights to other Spanish holiday destinations this summer, including Barcelona, ​​Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Gran Canaria and Tenerife. Trestl is especially excited about this new service to Malaga.

“Málaga is a fantastic and varied destination. In addition to beach holidays on the Costa del Sol, Málaga and the surrounding region [feature] easily accessible cities such as Granada or Córdoba."

The news comes amid a loosening of restrictions in both Spain and Austria, as COVID-19 cases continue to decline. Health experts continue to warn travelers against traveling abroad due to the risk of rising infections, citing Israel's recent decision to extend border closures until August.

Featured image: Austrian Airlines OE-LBZ Airbus A320-214. Photo: Alberto Cucini/Airways