Travellers are still required to take a direct flight to Mainland China if there is such a direct flight from the country of origin where their travel begins. This means that if there is a direct flight from your country of departure to Mainland China (regardless of the destination); you are not allowed to enter Mainland China on a flight with a connecting option.
Austrian Airlines currently offers the following direct flight connections between Vienna and Shanghai.
OS075 Vienna - Shanghai every Friday
OS076 Shanghai - Vienna every Sunday
Air China offers a direct flight between Vienna and Beijing. This flight can currently only be used by Austrian and Chinese citizens.
On June 1, 2021, there was a change in management at the Lufthansa Group Airlines business for Greater China. After more than five years at the helm of China business, Veli Polat has taken on a new role within the Lufthansa Group. Ms. Qian Chen has succeeded Mr. Veli Polat and is responsible for the management of all commercial activities of the Group's premium airlines: Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines.
For questions and matters relating to Austrian Airlines, please contact Margret Margaret Yu, Head of Marketing, email email@example.com. Information on the current entry requirements can be found at https://austrian.travel-regulations.com/route-info?origin=VIE&destination=PVG&search-enabled=true.