Austrian Airlines News

Austrian Airlines starts services to Havana, Cuba

Austrian Airlines starts services to Havana, Cuba

1st Nov 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

6th Oct 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

16th Oct 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

29th 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

21st 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

7th 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.

Austrian Airlines focuses on leisure marker for summer 2015

Austrian Airlines focuses on leisure marker for summer 2015

17th Mar 2015 Airline News

Austrian Airlines is presenting its passengers an extensive offering of about 130 destinations in 58 countries during the summer of 2015. Furthermore, this year Austria’s national carrier will increasingly focus on tourist destinations and has added new destinations such as Menorca starting in June 2015 and Miami and Mauritius as of October 2015. The airline is also expanding its North American service by offering daily flights to its destinations in this region.

Austrian Airlines expands fleet for first time in seven years

Austrian Airlines expands fleet for first time in seven years

17th Jun 2014 Airline News

A new long-haul aircraft operated by Austrian Airlines, a Boeing 777-200ER with the registration OE-LPE, has taken off two weeks earlier than planned, departing on its maiden flight today at 10:45 from Vienna to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. The latest addition to the Austrian Airlines fleet is the result of an investment of about €50 million.