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Insider: Lufthansa Speeds up Reorganisation, AUA Affected

According to insider sources, the parent company of Austrian Airlines (AUA), Lufthansa, is planning to speed up its reorganisation with the help of consultants.

February 18, 2015

Eurowings starts flights from Vienna, AUA provides crews

Eurowings, the low-cost airline of Lufthansa, is starting flights from and to Vienna. It will be Eurowing’s first non-German base, Lufthansa announced on Wednesday.

February 18, 2015

Turkish Airlines Eyeing Istanbul-Graz Route

The airport in Graz is in talks with Turkish Airlines for the creation of a flight connection between Graz and Istanbul.

February 17, 2015

Vienna Airport Suffers 5.9 Pct y/y Decline in Jan Passenger Number

Listed Vienna airport operator Vienna International Airport suffered a 5.9 percent decline in the number of passengers passing through the gates in January to 1,323 million, the company said.

February 12, 2015

AUA Airlines Set to Discontinue Most Flights on Vienna-Linz Route

AUA airlines, the Austrian unit of Lufthansa, will discontinue four flights on the ultrashort Vienna-Linz route as of March 31.

February 2, 2015

Aircraft Component Maker FACC Cuts Profit Forecast for 2014/15

Aircraft component maker FACC shocked its investors with a profit warning, despite the fact that the situation in the aerospace industry and the exchange rate of the Dollar are favourable for the company.

January 23, 2015

Flying Ambassador: Fischler Christens AUA Aircraft “Spirit of Alpbach“

The godfather of the christening of an Austrian Airlines turboprop at Innsbruck-Kranebitten Airport was the former EU Commissioner and Austrian Minister of Agriculture Franz Fischler in his capacity as the President of the European Forum Alpbach

January 22, 2015

Vienna International Airport Records Highest Passenger Number Ever in 2014

The listed airport Vienna International Airport saw the passenger number hike to 22.5 million in 2014 by 2.2 percent more than in 2013. A similar amount is predicted for 2015, but the number could also be bigger by up to 2 percent. Both revenue and profits are expected to hike in 2015.

January 20, 2015

False Terror Alarm on Niki Plane

A false bomb alarm on a plane of Niki airline has been the cause of trouble at the Vienna airport. The plane was scheduled to fly on Wednesday evening to Rome Fiumicino.

January 15, 2015

Graz Airport Sees Passenger Number Hike in 2014

The airport in Graz saw in FY 2014 an increase of the passenger number in the charter and regular flight traffic by 1.8 percent, to 897,421. The airport stresses the rise of passenger numbers was particularly important in view of a decreased traffic to Greek and Egyptian holiday destinations.

January 14, 2015