Tag: Austrian airlines

Lufthansa Group Reports Best First Quarter Earnings Since 2008

“We have continued on our successful track in the first quarter of this year and achieved another good result,” said Ulrik Svensson, Chief Financial Officer of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, presenting the Lufthansa Group’s financial results for the first three months of 2017. “For a period that is traditionally difficult for the airline industry, we have […]

Austrian Airlines Carried More Passengers in Q1 2017

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 […]

Lufthansa Group and Cathay Pacific to Codeshare

Cathay Pacific Airways, the Hong Kong–based airline, and the Lufthansa Group, Europe’s leading airline group, will offer their passengers selected flights under their partner’s flight number in future (code-sharing). For Lufthansa Group customers, this will significantly improve the connections available from Hong Kong towards Australia and New Zealand.  A corresponding agreement was signed by Ivan […]

First airberlin Airbus A320 in the Austrian Airlines Livery Takes Off

The first Airbus A320 of airberlin in the Austrian Airlines livery took off with the flight number OS 779 for its initial scheduled flight from Vienna to Skopje. The jet with the registration D-ABZA is the first of five Airbus A320 to be operated for Austrian Airlines by airberlin including airberlin crew within the context […]

Austrian Airlines A319 Received A Number of Bird Impacts at Amsterdam

An Austrian Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration OE-LDD performing flight OS-375 from Vienna (Austria) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was on approach to Amsterdam’s runway 18C when the aircraft flew through a flock of birds at about 2000 feet and received a number of bird impacts. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on the runway. After landing […]

Around 11.4 Million Passengers Flew with Austrian Airlines in 2016

Austrian Airlines carried round 11.4 million passengers in the period January to December 2016, corresponding to a year-on-year increase of 5.1 percent or 547,000 passengers. 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 4.9 percent to […]

Lufthansa Strikes Affect Earnings By Approximately EUR 100 Million

The Lufthansa Group transported around 7.6 million passengers in November which corresponds to an increase of 5.9 percent compared to the previous year. The seat kilometres offered increased by 9.3 percent and sales were simultaneously up by 10.1 percent. Load factor thus increased by 0.5 percent to 75.8 percent. Austrian Airlines was able to record […]

Aviation Taxes To Be Cut By Austrian Government

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 […]

Pilots, Leap Into Action – Airlines are Looking for You

After coping with terrorism, bankruptcies and consolidation, the largest airlines of the world are facing a new problem: a looming worldwide pilot shortage. The recent boom in air travel has created an urgent demand for new aircraft and additional flights as well as new routes all over the world which, in turn, have served the […]

Austrian Airlines Again Looking to Hire 100 New Pilots in 2017

Austrian Airlines will have hired a total of 145 new male and female pilots before the end of 2016. Moreover, it is searching for 100 pilots for the year 2017. The additional need for young pilots is related to the retraining drive triggered by the integration of 17 Embraer jets to replace the previous 21 […]