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Austrian Airlines in 2019

Post by Vic Diesel » 18 Dec 2018, 14:32

Austrian announces 180 "ski charter" flights for the winter 2018/2019

Austrian Airlines announced that it will operate 180 charter flights in the current winter season. The flights to Innsbruck will be operated from London/Gatwick, London/Stansted, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Copenhagen, Aalborg, Billund, Stockholm, Göteborg, and Olso. Tickets for these flights will only be available via tour operators and travel agencies.

(Source: Austrian Aviation Net)
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Post by luchtzak » 04 Jan 2019, 11:29

Austrian Airlines: In the course of this afternoon and evening air traffic disruptions cannot be ruled out due to the expected poor weather situation over Austria. Please check the status of your flight before heading to the airport.

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Re: Austrian Airlines in 2019

Post by Vic Diesel » 07 Jan 2019, 13:31

Austrian to resume Miami flights in summer schedule

The Austrian flag carrier announced to resume the VIE-MIA route beginning with 31. March 2019. The route, formerly flown by Lauda Air, was taken over by Austrian Airlines in 2015 but discontinued in October 2018.

VIE-MIA: -2-4-67
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Re: Austrian Airlines in 2019

Post by Vic Diesel » 18 Jan 2019, 13:37

Austrian Airlines announces future changes

Austrian Airlines announced at a press conference on 17 January 2019 the changes that should take place in the future to ensure the future of the airline.

One important point in this strategy paper "#DriveTo25" is the fleet change: the airline will phase out its fleet of Dash-8 and will replace them with 10 additional examples of the Airbus A320 family. On routes currently operated by the airline's Dash, the E-190s will take over, while the routes currently flown by Embraers will be upgraded to A319/A320.

Austrian also plans to close their domestic bases outside of VIE (GRZ, INN, LNZ, SZG) to centralize crew management. Decentral routes from these airports within the LH group will be taken over by other LH airlines (e.g. GRZ-FRA by LH, GRZ-ZRH by LX etc). Having numerous media sources misunderstanding this for the announcement of closing domestic routes, Austrian stressed out that no cancellations of domestic routes is planned.

Adjustments on longhaul routes will see an end of flights from VIE to Hongkong and Seychelles. Also, there is no definite answer on the burning question which type will replace the ageing 767 fleet. Austrian told that on the long run, both the 767 and later also the 777 will be replaced by a single type: for a longhaul fleet of 14 aircraft, it would make no sense to keep more than one type.
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Post by sn26567 » 18 Jan 2019, 17:14

Vic Diesel wrote:
18 Jan 2019, 13:37
Austrian Airlines announces future changes

Austrian Airlines announced at a press conference on 17 January 2019 the changes that should take place in the future to ensure the future of the airline.

One important point in this strategy paper "#DriveTo25" is the fleet change: the airline will phase out its fleet of Dash-8 and will replace them with 10 additional examples of the Airbus A320 family. On routes currently operated by the airline's Dash, the E-190s will take over, while the routes currently flown by Embraers will be upgraded to A319/A320.

Austrian also plans to close their domestic bases outside of VIE (GRZ, INN, LNZ, SZG) to centralize crew management. Decentral routes from these airports within the LH group will be taken over by other LH airlines (e.g. GRZ-FRA by LH, GRZ-ZRH by LX etc). Having numerous media sources misunderstanding this for the announcement of closing domestic routes, Austrian stressed out that no cancellations of domestic routes is planned.

Adjustments on longhaul routes will see an end of flights from VIE to Hongkong and Seychelles. Also, there is no definite answer on the burning question which type will replace the ageing 767 fleet. Austrian told that on the long run, both the 767 and later also the 777 will be replaced by a single type: for a longhaul fleet of 14 aircraft, it would make no sense to keep more than one type.
This is much clearer than the official press release!
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Post by convair » 19 Jan 2019, 00:52

Vic Diesel wrote:
18 Jan 2019, 13:37
Austrian Airlines announces future changes
One important point in this strategy paper "#DriveTo25" is the fleet change: the airline will phase out its fleet of Dash-8 and will replace them with 10 additional examples of the Airbus A320 family. On routes currently operated by the airline's Dash, the E-190s will take over, while the routes currently flown by Embraers will be upgraded to A319/A320.
This reminds me of the SN strategy championed by Tolipanebas a few years ago: in order to improve the profitability of some low density routes, use bigger aircraft and lower the prices so that you attract more pax. It seems to have worked for SN (at least to a certain degree), so OS is now following suite.

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Re: Austrian Airlines in 2019

Post by Vic Diesel » 28 Jan 2019, 14:27

Austrian retires "retrojet" livery, replacement should emerge soon

Austrian Airlines confirmed that the A320-214 registrered OE-LBP that flew for the last 11 years sporting a "retro" livery, is ferried to BTS to be re-painted into the Austrian flag carrier's current livery. The aircraft was presented in 2008 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Austrian Airlines and was painted in the livery introduced in 1958. It was subsequently nicknamed "Blacknose" (for obvious reasons) and was the only real "special livery" in the airline's fleet - apart from the mandatory "Star Alliance" paintings on an A320, an E195 and on some Dash-8.

At the same time, the airline announced that a new special livery was in the making, again on an A320, this time on OE-LPO. Rumors say that this time, the carrier's 1972-1995 painting scheme could be presented to the public.

(Sources: Austrian Airlines, Austrian Aviation Net, Austrian Wings)
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Re: Austrian Airlines in 2019

Post by Vic Diesel » 28 Jan 2019, 14:41

sn26567 wrote:
18 Jan 2019, 17:14
This is much clearer than the official press release!
Many thanks Andre! I tried to shorten all the news I found on the outcome of the press conference - and make them readable. ;)
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Post by sn26567 » 06 Feb 2019, 17:28

Austrian Airlines will again be cooperating with Adria Airways in 2019. As of 31 March 2019, Adria will support Austrian with two CRJ900s on wet lease.
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Re: Austrian Airlines in 2019

Post by Vic Diesel » 25 Feb 2019, 13:15

Austrian Airlines revealed new "Retrojet"

As reported earlier, Austrian Airlines decided to re-paint its retro-painted A320 (OE-LBP) into the airline's current livery. Now, the replacement has arrived: the new "Retrojet" is an A320 as its predecessor, however this time, OE-LBO is painted in the livery the airline's aircraft had 1972-1995.

Belows is one example of the photos shot upon arrival of the aircraft from the paint shop in BTS on a short ferry flight yesterday night. Today, without a ceremony or a huge press echo, it already entered into service when it flew the morning route VIE-ZRH.

Planespotters, set your FR24-alerts on OE-LBO!

https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9233692
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Re: Austrian Airlines in 2019

Post by sn26567 » 07 Mar 2019, 12:14

Which new livery for this Austrian B767?
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sn26567 wrote:
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Which new livery for this Austrian B767?
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Post by TLspotting » 11 Apr 2019, 22:15

Heist at Tirana Airport on departing Austrian A320, one gunman shot

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Post by sn26567 » 11 Jul 2019, 19:19

Austrian Airlines to close six regional crew bases to centralise aircraft operations in Vienna to help reduce crew travel costs.
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Re: Austrian Airlines in 2019

Post by sn26567 » 19 Jul 2019, 11:36

It's not by buying new aircraft that you get rid of the competition: they also have new aircraft!

You can beat the low-cost competition by fighting at two levels: quality and price.

More information: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/luft ... urboprops/
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Re: Austrian Airlines in 2019

Post by A321Lufthansa » 19 Jul 2019, 12:58

C96C wrote:
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Are the MSNs already known or not yet? Will they be equipped with Geven seats?

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Re: Austrian Airlines in 2019

Post by sn26567 » 30 Jul 2019, 11:05

Austrian Airlines reported an adjusted EBIT of EUR 46 million in the second quarter of 2019. However, this was not enough to compensate for the loss of EUR 99 million generated in Q1. For this reason, the adjusted EBIT amounted to minus EUR 53 million in the first half of 2019.
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