Austrian Airlines News

Austrian Airlines launches Premium Economy on long-haul routes

Austrian Airlines launches Premium Economy on long-haul routes

6 September 2017 Airline News

Beginning today, Austrian Airlines passengers can now book a seat in the airline’s new Premium Economy travel class for flights starting on March 6th, 2018. This new class will provide passengers with a seat that ensures more comfort on their journey as compared to Economy Class seats.

Lufthansa to roll out Wi-Fi on short-haul flights

Lufthansa to roll out Wi-Fi on short-haul flights

Send emails from a height of 32,808 feet, shop online while soaring over the Alps, stream videos above the clouds - and all of that with broadband quality. Soon, passengers of Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines will be able to go online on shorter journeys too - as they have already been able to do for quite some time on long haul flights.

Austrian Airlines completes wet lease deal with airberlin

Austrian Airlines completes wet lease deal with airberlin

19 December 2016 Airline News

Austrian Airlines and Air Berlin have concluded a wet lease agreement stipulating the lease of five aircraft operated by the Air Berlin Group. The airplanes will be successively integrated into the Austrian Airlines fleet in the months of March and April 2017.

Austrian Airlines starts services to Havana, Cuba

Austrian Airlines starts services to Havana, Cuba

1 November 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Austrian Airlines has started serving Havana, Cuba, once a week on Tuesdays, with a Boeing 767 aircraft. “We have continuously expanded our offering to long-haul tourist destinations since 2013, with flights now being operated to Colombo and Mauritius. “We will also serve Havana, and thus a Caribbean destination for the first time in six years,” explained Andreas Otto, chief commercial officer of Austrian Airlines.

Lufthansa to invest €100m in Austrian Airlines fleet

Lufthansa to invest €100m in Austrian Airlines fleet

6 October 2016 Airline News

Lufthansa has approved large-scale investments in the Austrian Airlines fleet. The investments will serve as the basis for the Austrian Airlines strategy entitled, “Next Level Austrian”, at the Vienna flight hub, as well as for the acquisition of one additional intercontinental and two additional continental aircraft.

Austrian Airlines launches new route to Miami, Florida

Austrian Airlines launches new route to Miami, Florida

16 October 2015 Airline News

Austrian Airlines has begun new, nonstop service from Miami, Florida to Vienna, Austria. The airline will operate five weekly, non-stop flights, with a Boeing 777 aircraft, from Miami to Vienna. Austrian Airlines chief commercial officer, Andreas Otto, said: “The addition of Miami shows that we are significantly expanding our service from North America, and now offer a total of 27 weekly flights from six destinations in the USA and Canada in our winter flight schedule.”

Austrian Airlines sets date for Manchester arrival

Austrian Airlines sets date for Manchester arrival

29 May 2015 Airline News

Austrian Airlines will join the other carriers of the Lufthansa Airline Group at Manchester with the start of a new daily service to Vienna on September 10th, 2015. In addition to providing a point to point service to one of Europe’s most frequently visited cities, the new flight also completes access for the Lufthansa Group’s customers in the north of England to the 360 degree onward connection offering across the airline group worldwide network.

Austrian Airlines set to return to profitability after restructuring

Austrian Airlines set to return to profitability after restructuring

21 May 2015 Airline News

Austria’s flag carrier, Austrian Airlines, has said it will return to a cautious growth path after years of restructuring. A new pricing model, new medium-haul fleet, new destinations, the expansion of the business as an operating carrier within the Lufthansa Group and a new red-white-red market image comprise the underlying basis. “The restructuring carried out over the past few years has made us fit again for the challenging aviation market,” said Austrian Airlines chief executive Jaan Albrecht.

Kratky appointed chief executive of Austrian Airlines

Kratky appointed chief executive of Austrian Airlines

7 May 2015 Airline News

Kay Kratky is expected to replace Jaan Albrecht as chief executive of Austrian Airlines following his endorsement by the supervisory board of parent Lufthansa. The appointment is expected to be confirmed on May 12th. Albrecht has accepted the job as chief executive of SunExpress, a joint venture of Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines.