As of 1 July 2002, the Austrian Airlines Group, a member of the Star Alliance, will be launching a new and stimulating fare concept for its scheduled flights within Austria. The new concept will be based primarily on precise and transparent orientation to the needs of specific target groups. The new fares will include Early/Late Flight and Weekend Fares and offer reductions of anything up to 30 % on the previous fare structure.
Chief Commercial Officer Dr. Josef E. Burger made the following statement on the aims of the new domestic fare concept: “The price/performance ratio of our new domestic fare concept is designed to be transparent and offer private and business travellers cheap early/late flight fares and extremely attractive reductions. The new product concept will make flying within Austria an even more appealing option. This will be particularly attractive as the holiday season takes off, as we will enable our customers to avoid the once inevitable traffic build-ups on the roads and offer a range of flight products at prices way below the official rates per kilometre.” Dr. Burger went on to define his commercial expectations of the new fares: “Our aim is to generate growth of over 10 % in local domestic traffic. 60 % of this growth should come from the private and tourist travel segment, and 40 % from business travel.”
The individual terms and conditions of application of the new special fares are defined in the enclosed attachment. The fares mentioned are inclusive of Value Added Tax but exclusive of airport charges and taxes.
Senior Citizen and Youth Fares have been reduced by 5 %, and the Child Reduction of
50 % has been extended to young people up to their 16th birthday.
All check-in desks at Austrian airports are now etix-capable, meaning a printed ticket is no longer necessary. To complete check-in as rapidly as possible, it is now sufficient to provide a Miles & More or credit card number at the time of booking.
The Austrian Airlines Group operates flights several times a day, seven days a week between Vienna, Graz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Linz and Salzburg. It offers a total of 320 scheduled flights a week within Austria.