Tag: Austria

Austrian Airlines Wants More Women in the Cockpit

Reading Time: < 1 minute More aircraft, more flights and more staff. Austrian Airlines is continually expanding. In the first half of 2018 alone, Austria’s home carrier hired 400 new employees, mainly pilots and flight attendants. At present Austrian Airlines plans to add 100 fully trained pilots. In addition, training courses for future pilots will be offered again in the […]

Austrian Named The European Champion For Its Service

Reading Time: < 1 minute Austrian Airlines was named the European champion in 2017 for its service for the fourth year in a row. The national airline once again achieved a top ranking in the renowned SKYTRAX World Airline Awards 2017 bestowed upon the winners in Paris on June 20, 2017. The Austrian Airlines team won the title “Best Airline […]

Thirteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWE Takes Off on Maiden Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute Another Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 375 from Vienna to Amsterdam. The Embraer featuring the registration number OE-LWE is the thirteenth aircraft of this type in the Austrian fleet. As a result, the red-white-red carrier operates the largest Embraer 195 fleet in Europe and the second largest worldwide after the Brazilian […]

Austrian Airlines Carried More Passengers in Q1 2017

Reading Time: < 1 minute Austrian Airlines carried almost 2.2 million passengers in the period January to March 2017, comprising a rise of 6.6 percent in a year-on-year comparison. This increase is mainly due to the expanded bilateral flight traffic between Austria and Germany. The flight offering measured in available seat kilometers (ASK) was increased by 3.3 percent to more […]

Twelfth Austrian Embraer OE-LWQ Took Off on Maiden Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute Another Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 331 from Vienna to Oslo. The Embraer featuring the registration number OE-LWQ is already the twelfth of a total of 17 of this type of aircraft which Austrian Airlines will integrate into its fleet by the end of 2017, thus successively replacing 21 Fokker jets. […]

IATA Welcomes Reduction in Austrian Air Travel Tax

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement that the Austrian Air Travel Tax will be halved from 1 January 2018. The Austrian Ministers Council confirmed that the decision was taken to increase the attractiveness of Austria as a business and tourism destination, to secure the future of Vienna airport as an international aviation […]

Austrian Airlines Begins the New Year with Higher Passenger Volume

Reading Time: < 1 minute Austrian Airlines carried close to 668,000 passengers in January 2017, comprising a rise of 8.5 percent from the prior-year month. This increase is mainly due to the expanded bilateral flight traffic between Austria and Germany. The flight offering as measured in available seat kilometers (ASK) was increased by 3.0 percent to almost 1.7 billion. Revenue […]

New Record: Vienna Airport Welcomes Its 23 Millionth Passenger

Reading Time: < 1 minute On 27 December the 23 millionth passenger in 2016 was welcomed by Vienna Airport. Julian Jäger, Member of the Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG, congratulated the airline passenger with a € 500 shopping voucher and a stay at the airport lounge for the entire family. “23 million passengers were handled by Vienna Airport this […]

Aviation Taxes To Be Cut By Austrian Government

Reading Time: < 1 minute Introduced in 2011, aviation taxes in Austria have become a burden for the Austrian aviation industry and are understood to have had a substantial negative impact on tourist numbers. This situation will now be partially rectified through two 25% reductions in these taxes in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Currently, passengers boarding a plane in Austria […]