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Austrian expands route network

The Austrian Airlines Group is continuing to expand its route network into the Middle East. On 05 May 2009, Austrian launched a scheduled service to Amman which will operate three times a week from Vienna.

Austrian is first European airline to convert B767

On 27 March 2009, the first Austrian Boeing B767 (OE-LAE) to undergo a successful conversion to ‘winglets’ in the USA returned to Austria. Winglets are upturned ends on the tips of the wings of passenger aircraft which improve its aerodynamics. This leads to significantly lower fuel consumption and accordingly a reduction in costs, as well as an improved environment protection.

Austrian Airlines concludes staff negotiations

The ongoing negotiations over a package of measures for cabin staff of the Austrian Airlines Group (i.e. the Flight Operations Divisions of Austrian and Tyrolean) have successfully resulted in an agreement.

Austrian ground staff agree to short-time working

In the current negotiations between the Austrian Airlines management board, the unions GPA-djp and vida and also the Austrian Airlines Works Council for Commercial and Technical Personnel, have announced an important agreement concerning short-time working for the employees in this field has been achieved.

Austrian reports negative trend in passenger volumes

The negative trend currently impacting the entire aviation industry continued at the Austrian Airlines Group in February. Despite significantly reduced capacities (-14.2% measured in ASK) and the implementation of extensive marketing measures, it proved impossible to compensate for the fall in demand. The load factor stood at 69.1%, 3.0 percentage points lower than 2008.

Austrian ranked amongst most reliable airlines

The Austrian Airlines Group once again achieved exceptional figures in its punctuality and flight reliability in 2008: compared to all AEA (Association of European Airlines) member airlines, the ‘red-white-red’ carrier took leading placings in all segments, and was judged to have performed far better than many other renowned airlines.

Top marks for Austrian Airlines

It’s another top placing for Austrian Airlines: readers of business travel magazine Business Traveller have once again voted the airline into first place in the “Food & Drink” category. The Austrian airline also achieved an outstanding second place in the overall evaluation of the region’s best airlines in the “Best Airline in Europe” category, as well as second places for the level of service offered on board and on the ground, and for its cabin comfort. Finally, Austrian was awarded a third place for its safety provisions.

Austrian increases capacity on Dubai routes

Routes to the Middle East are central to Austrian Airlines Focus East strategy and have recently benefited from the introduction of the Premium Service Business Class. Among the most successful are flights to Dubai therefore Austrian Airlines will expand its seating capacity on the route from 1 March 2009.

Austrian Airlines reduces fuel surcharge

Due to a continued relaxation in conditions on fuel markets, the fuel surcharge for Austrian Airlines’ short and medium haul scheduled flights has been reduced by 3 Euros from 24 Euros to 21 Euros as of 23 December 2008. The surcharge for long-haul flights is reduced by 16 Euros from 98 Euros to 82 Euros.

Austrian reports fall in passenger volume for November

The aviation industry is currently reporting falls in passenger volume and collapsing demand worldwide, a negative trend which continued in November. The Austrian Airlines Group carried 7.1% fewer passengers last month in the scheduled and charter segments than in November 2007, although this was also due to capacity reductions.

Austrian increases capacity on Tel Aviv routes

From May 2009 Austrian is planning to expand capacity on services to Tel Aviv by utilising a Boeing 767 that offers an additional 42 seats per flight as well as the Business Class comfort previously only available on long-haul routes.

Austrian to expand capacity to Tel Aviv by 30%

The Middle East traffic region is a fundamental and strong pillar in the corporate strategy of Austrian Airlines. The route to Tel Aviv is amongst the routes in the Austrian route network distinguished by a very high load factor of more than 80% and strong demand. Austrian Airlines is therefore planning to expand its seating capacity on the route by 30% from May 2009 onwards.

Austrian Airlines takes off into new future with Lufthansa

The Supervisory Board of ÖIAG today gave a green light to the sale to Lufthansa of ÖIAG’s 41.56 percent share in Austrian Airlines. The signing of the contract took place after a meeting of the Supervisory Board of ÖIAG.

Austrian Airlines resumes flights to Bangkok

Austrian Airlines has resumed the daily scheduled flights from and to Thailand at Bangkok International airport. Passenger care and flight operations can be guaranteed due to the end of the blockade of the airport.

Austrian opens exclusive business lounge in Moscow

Austrian Airlines is opening an impressive new Business Lounge at Moscow Domodedovo Airport. Across almost 500 square meters of floor space and in pleasant surroundings, users of the Lounge will be able to relax or prepare for that important business meeting – the Lounge in Moscow offers the perfect conditions for doing so.