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Austrian Airlines

Posted on: 16/09/2012

Austrian Airlines

Austria established the world’s first regular international air connection on 1 April 1918, when it opened its route between Vienna and Kiev. Initially, this served only to transport post. In July 1918, the line from Vienna to Budapest was also opened.

On the 30th of September, 1957, Austrian Airlines was founded in Vienna, commencing its flying operations on 31 March 1958 with four Vickers Viscount 779 planes on the Vienna – London route.

Austrian Airlines today is the flag carrier of Austria, and Since July 1, 2012 all flights are operated by subsidiary Tyrolean Airways under the brand name Austrian. It operates scheduled services to over 130 destinations. Its hub is Vienna International Airport, with a focus city at Innsbruck Kranebitten Airport.Austrian Airlines is a member of Star Alliance, the best alliance in the world.

Austrian serves together with their partners Lauda Air and Austrian arrows different destinations worldwide. Austrian Airlines AG operates in the central and Eastern Europe, and the Middle East aviation market. It offers a range of services in the scheduled, cargo, and charter segments. The company offers scheduled traffic services, including cargo, mail, and excess baggage.

In the year 2011, the Group carried approximately 11.3 million passengers. Aircraft of various types and sizes are included in Austrian Airlines fleet with an average age of 12.5 years. All of its 79 planes except one single Boeing 777 (which stayed with Austrian Airlines due to international traffic laws) are operated by Tyrolean Airways.

With some 80 cm of legroom & a seat width of approx. 44 cm in Economy Class, it’s easy to get comfy & enjoy our selection of feature films. If you feel sleepy, just lean back and close your eyes – your seat reclines to around 120 degrees.

While you can make yourself at home when you fly Business Class; White bed linen, a soft fluffy pillow and a warm blanket – almost like sleeping in your bed. Your sleeper seat is 2 meters long, with up to 150 cm of legroom between seats.

Austrian Airlines flight reservations can be done online and well in advance through the website, with the best deals and lowest airfares. Austrian Airlines offers you a maximum of flexibility to Change or manage your Austrian Airlines booking from home or on the road while using your laptop or smartphone.


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