• Austrian Airlines has displayed the EU flag on all aircraft since 1997
• The Austrian flag carrier employs about 7,000 people from 58 nations
• The network links Austria to 100 European destinations
Shortly before the European elections 2019, Austrian Airlines has declared its clear commitment to Europe. Austrian Airlines CEO Alexis von Hoensbroech puts it this way: “We are Austria’s flag carrier. At the same time, we have been displaying the EU flag on all our aircraft since the year 1997 out of conviction. Austrian Airlines is also European.”
In this way, Austrian Airlines joins many other European companies in actively promoting high voter turnout at the European elections. The elections for the European Parliament will take place in Austria this coming Sunday, May 26, 2019. “Austrian Airlines has profited enormously from Europe’s political as well as economic integration. Europe is a project of peace and prosperity. The success of this project is important for the future of all of us. Every vote cast in these elections is thus a vote cast to support this project”, von Hoensbroech adds.
Austrian Airlines employs a total of 7,083 people from 40 European and 18 non-European countries and links 101 cities within Europe with each other. Austrian Airlines temporarily had the EU flag painted on the nose of an Airbus A320 with the aircraft registration OE-LBL in order to visibly display its commitment to Europe and the European Union. This special paintwork is designed to symbolise that we as Europeans are ahead by a nose, according to CEO von Hoensbroech.