Austrian Airlines announces 135 destinations in 54 countries in the summer of 2017

Austrian Airlines increases frequencies to Rhodes, Heraklion, Zakynthos, Chania, Athens and Kos in Greece  More flights to Milan and Catania in Italy More flights to Tel Aviv, Cairo and Skopje VIENNA, Austria, 2017-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines is offering its passengers an extensive range of flights to 135 destinations in 54 countries… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines launches training for its own pilots in cooperation with the European Flight Academy of the Lufthansa Group

• 23 pilot trainees started their training as “first officers” yesterday • Further courses will take place in April and August • Prospective pilots can apply on www.austrianpilot.at VIENNA, Austria, 2017-Feb-05 — /Travel PR News/ — In the year 2016, Austrian Airlines hired 145 fully qualified pilots. Now Austria’s flag carrier is launching training for its… Read the full press release

Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines to offer internet access on shorter journeys

Internet access also on inner-European routes Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines starting next phase of testing to include free service to passengers Product launch in the first quarter, initially on 10 Airbus aircraft from the A320 family Three service packages available in future, priced at EUR 3, EUR 7 and EUR 12. Frankfurt/Main, 2017-Jan-11 — /Travel… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines passengers introduced with new self-service baggage drop-off at Vienna Airport

New self-service baggage drop-off at Vienna Airport for Austrian Airlines passengers Innovative check-in option saves travelers time VIENNA, Austria, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — As of tomorrow, December 6, 2016, passengers at Vienna Airport can drop off their luggage themselves at one of the 16 new self-service baggage drop-off counters. Vienna Airport and Austrian… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines seeks to recruit 100 pilots in 2017

A total of 145 new pilots were hired in 2016 – All of them have completed their training In 2017 Austrian Airlines is again looking on the marketplace to recruit pilots without any flight experience – Training will take place in the “European Flight Academy”, the Lufthansa Group flight school Interested persons can submit applications… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines expands its fleet with new Airbus A320 aircraft

 The first of two additional Airbus A320 aircraft integrated into the airline’s fleet The second A320 to launch flight service by the end of 2016 Airbus fleet of Austrian Airlines by that to expand to 31 aircraft this year VIENNA, Austria, 2016-Nov-01 — /Travel PR News/ — As of today Austrian Airlines features an additional… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines unveils 107 destinations in 56 countries in its winter 2016/17 schedule

Fly with Austrian Airlines to a total of 107 destinations in 56 countries in its winter flight schedule New in the winter 2016/17 season: Havana, Hong Kong and Shanghai Bilateral flight traffic between Germany and Austria further extended VIENNA, Austria, 2016-Nov-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines is offering its passengers a wide-ranging offering… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines inaugurates once weekly flights to Havana, Cuba

• One weekly flight to Havana, Cuba with a Boeing 767 • Caribbean area included in the flight offering for the first time in six years • Four long-haul tourist destinations in the 2016/17 winter flight schedule VIENNA, Austria, 2016-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting today Austrian Airlines will serve yet another long-haul tourist… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines announces the appointment of Tamara Christ as Head of Legal Affairs & Compliance

VIENNA, Austria, 2016-Oct-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Tamara Maria Christ (34) will assume the position of Head of Legal Affairs & Compliance as of December 1, 2016. In this position she will serve as Secretary General and Chief Legal Officer of Austrian Airlines, succeeding Stefan Mara, who took on new Group-level responsibilities at Lufthansa in… Read the full press release

First aircraft with new red-white-red Austrian Airlines and Star Alliance livery took off on its flight from Vienna to Chişinău

Vienna, Austria, 2016-Oct-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Yesterday (2016/10/06) evening, another Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 657 from Vienna to Chişinău, the capital city of the Republic of Moldova. This jet is the first aircraft in the Austrian Airlines fleet bearing both the new red-white-red Austrian Airlines livery as well as the… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines’ eighth Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight from Vienna to Cologne

• Eight Embraer-Jet starts operating on August 8th • Almost new Embraer jets replace Fokker aircraft: greater traveling comfort for passengers VIENNA, AUSTRIA, 2016-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Under the sign of lucky number eight the eighth Austrian Airlines Embraer aircraft with the registration number OE-LWB took off on its initial flight OS 191… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines unveils Airbus A321 with special ÖFB labeling just in time before the UEFA European Championship starts

 Airbus A321 with special livery of the Austrian Football Association (ÖFB) Photos of ÖFB team players, a football on the tail fin and the word “Tooooor!” (= “goooooal”) are displayed on the belly of the aircraft in addition to the lettering “myDreamteam” timelapse video affixing of the livery VIENNA, 2016-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

Bangkok Airways announces new codeshare agreement with Austrian Airlines; opening new destinations in Thailand and Cambodia

BANGKOK, 2016-May-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Bangkok Airways (PG) recently announced a new codeshare agreement with Austrian Airlines, Austria’s flag carrier (OS), increasing its code share partners to 21.  The new partnership will seamlessly enable passengers of Austrian Airlines to connect with world-class tourist destinations in Thailand and Cambodia. As a result, new destinations in… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines deploys fifth Embraer for its initial flight from Vienna to Stuttgart

• Austrian Airlines Embraer fleet: already more than 1,700 flights completed with about 2,100 flying hours • Almost new Embraer jets are replacing Fokker aircraft: greater traveling comfort for passengers Vienna, Austria, 2016-May-18 — /Travel PR News/ — This morning yet another Embraer jet in the Austrian Airlines fleet with the registration number OE-LWI took… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines to cover peak capacity requirements with five wet lease agreements for the year 2016

• Objective: cover peak capacity requirements • Negotiations with up to five wet lease partners • Wet lease agreement with Adria Airways in cooperation with Nordica takes effect at the beginning of May VIENNA, AUSTRIA, 2016-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines plans to conclude up to five wet lease agreements for the year 2016…. Read the full press release

Air India to offer flights between Vienna and Delhi in cooperation with Austrian Airlines

New at Vienna Airport: Air India Flight Service from Vienna to Delhi   VIENNA, AUSTRIA, 2016-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Effective immediately, Air India is the new carrier offering flight connections between Vienna and Delhi in cooperation with Austrian Airlines. The Star Alliance partner will take off to India’s most important industrial region three times… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines sees increase in demand for Spanish and Italian destinations in the upcoming summer of 2016

Demand is shifting due to political turmoil Summer of 2016: 96 times per week to Italy and eleven weekly flights to Spain Jerez and Bari as new destinations in the flight schedule of Austrian Airlines Vienna, Austria, 2016-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The cards on the holiday market will be reshuffled in the upcoming… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines records 6.2 percent increase in passenger volume in February 2016 compared to same month last year

• February 2016: 6.2 percent more passengers • January-February 2016: 3.7 percent increase in passenger volume VIENNA, Austria, 2016-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the positive start to the new year (+1.6 percent in January 2016), Austrian Airlines further increased its passenger volume for the month of February 2016: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported more than… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines to fly up five times per week to Hong Kong starting September 5, 2016

Five times weekly to Hong Kong on a Boeing 777 as of September 5, 2016 Austrian Airlines flying to China’s three largest cities – Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing Up to 31 times per week to Asia in the summer of 2016 Vienna, Austria, 2016-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines is adding a… Read the full press release

Robert Heusmann appointed Head of Fleet Planning at Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS as of March 1, 2016

VIENNA, Austria, 2016-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Robert Heusmann assumes responsibility for fleet planning at Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS as of March 1, 2016 Robert Heusmann will assume the position as Head of Fleet Planning of the hub airlines Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS effective March 1, 2016. In this capacity he will be… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines reports 1.6 percent increase in passenger volume in January 2016 vs. same month last year

• Austrian: 617,000 passengers in January 2016, +1.6 percent • Lufthansa Group: 7 million passengers in January 2016, +2.0 percent VIENNA, Austria, 2016-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines carried 617,000 passengers in January 2016, comprising a rise of 1.6 percent from the prior-year month. The flight offering as measured in available seat kilometers… Read the full press release

South Korea’s Asiana Airlines and Austrian Airlines sign first codeshare agreement

Flights to Seoul are immediately bookable at austrian.com The South Korean capital can be reached via Bangkok or Tokyo VIENNA, Austria, 2016-Feb-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Asiana Airlines of South Korea and Austrian Airlines signed their first codeshare agreement. In line with the stipulations of the agreement, flights to the South Korean capital city… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines appoints Jens Ritter as new head of operations

Jens Ritter named the new “Accountable Manager“ as of February 1, 2016 The Lufthansa employee strengthens the management team of Austrian Airlines VIENNA, Austria, 2016-Feb-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Jens Ritter has been appointed to strengthen the management team of Austrian Airlines effective today, February 1, 2016. He was appointed by the Management Board… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines’s first Embraer 195 named “Central Europe” took off for its inaugural flight to Stuttgart

• Launch of medium-haul fleet renewal: almost new Embraer jets to replace the Fokker fleet • Embraer aircraft going to operate flights to Central and Eastern Europe e.g. Belgrade, Warsaw and Tirana, but also to Hamburg, Thessaloniki and on many more routes • 200 pilots, 600 flight attendants and about 80 technicians being trained for… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines announces 1.9 percent increase in passengers in November 2015 YoY

Traffic Results • Total passenger growth of 1.9 percent • European flights: 3 percent rise in passengers carried in November 2015 • Intercontinental flight traffic down 3.8 percent in November 2015 • Capacity utilization up to 75 percent VIENNA, AUSTRIA, 2015-12-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines carried more than 785,500 passengers in November… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines to expand its flight service to Iran from March 11, 2016

One additional daily flight to Teheran starting on March 11, 2016 Andreas Otto: “Clear signal for the upturn in economic ties between Austria and Iran“ Vienna, Austria, 2015-10-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines is expanding its flight service to Iran, offering one additional daily flight to Teheran starting on March 11, 2016. As a… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines: 14 percent more passengers in the long-haul segment in 2014

New air fare concept: 54 percent of passengers select Light fare Business class on the Airbus fleet will be upgraded, more seats Growth in the long-haul segment: 14 percent more passengers in 2014 Vienna, Austria, 2015-10-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines is systematically implementing the growth strategy introduced in May. The cornerstones are investments… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines: Kerstin Halfmann-Kleisinger will take over the management of the Sales division

VIENNA, 2015-9-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Kerstin Halfmann-Kleisinger will take over the management of the Sales division at Austrian Airlines as of October 1, 2015. The graduate in business administration and full-fledged airline specialist succeeds Tatjana Lulevic-Heyny, who already left the company at the end of January 2015. Andreas Otto, CCO of Austrian Airlines… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines and PKP BBDO launch new advertising campaign in Austria, Slovakia and USA

• Worldwide campaign in Austria, Slovakia and USA as of August 31, 2015 • Campaign developed together with the agency partner PKP BBDO • Musical collaboration with Austrian producers and musician Stefan Obermaier VIENNA, 2015-9-3 — /Travel PR News/ — Austrian Airlines is launching a new advertising campaign on August 31, 2015 based on its… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group’s airlines Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS to develop and establish new “direct connect” booking channels

Cologne, Germany, 2015-9-1 — /Travel PR News/ — Broad interest in alternative distribution channels; numerous collaborations with technology providers – More transparent and balances pass-through of costs of bookings via global distribution systems from 1 September The airlines of the Lufthansa Group – Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS – have reached a major milestone… Read the full press release