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Austrian Transport Industry Headlines

AUA Sells Fokker Fleet to Australians for EUR 14 Mln

Austrian Airlines (AUA), a unit of Germany's Lufthansa, will sell its 21 Fokker airplanes to an Australian charter flier, Alliance Aviation Services Limited, for USD 15 million (EUR 14 million) by end 2017, AUA said after the signing of the deal.

November 25, 2015

Christmas Season - Mail Order Business in Austria Booming

If the expectations of the mail order sector come true, there will be a literal flood of parcels this year before Christmas. "We expect in Christmas season this year sales growth of 15 percent” the head of Unito group (Otto, Universal, Quelle, etc.), Harald Gutschi told journalists on Tuesday. The terror attacks in Paris have additionally raised online orders.

November 24, 2015

Telekom Austria Opens New Logistics Centre in Hagenbrunn

Communication service provider A1 has opened a new logistics centre in Hagenbrunn (district Korneuburg). The centre will replace numerous former warehouses among others at Perfektastraße in Vienna-Liesing as central distribution centre. 150 employees have been transferred.

November 18, 2015

Austria’s Railway Industry Sets Hope on Exports and Innovation

Transport Minister Alois Stöger (SPÖ) stressed during a celebration of the anniversary of the railway industry association, Austria’s railway industry is its calling card. The sector boasts an export ratio of 71 percent. Austria is the railway user country number one in the EU. The Railway industry association has 25 members, including such prominent firms as Kapsch, Plasser & Theurer, Siemens, Bombardier, Frequentis, Voith and KnorrBremse.

November 18, 2015

Austrian Railways Set to Become "Faster, Simpler, more Digital" in 2016

OBB rail carrier wants to become "faster, simpler and more digital,” CEO Christian Kern said on the occasion of the presentation of the 2016 timetable.

November 13, 2015

Austrian Post Boosts Social Plan for Employees over 50

State-run postal firm Post AG wants to decrease the number of employees over 50 years old and to this aim will offer higher severance payments and a boosted social plan, the daily Standard writes.

November 13, 2015

AUA Airlines Suffers Slight Decline in October Passenger Count

Austrian carrier AUA, a unit of Germany's flagship airline Lufthansa, suffered a 1.5percent y/y decline in October passenger figure to 980.2k, the company said.

November 10, 2015

Lufthansa Passengers Face Numerous Flight Cancellations

Passengers of Lufthansa, Austrian Airline’s (AUA) parent company, are facing numerous flight cancellations this week, as the flight attendants trade union is staging strikes this Monday.

November 9, 2015

Eurowings Austria to Have 20 Airplanes by End-2017

Eurowings Europe, based in Vienna, is to operate 20 planes by the end of 2017, however, only two of these will be stationed in Vienna, Lufthansa management board member Karl Ulrich Garnadt told the press in Vienna. The new economy-fare-arm of Lufthansa is to be the airline’s response to cheap carriers Ryanair or EasyJet.

November 6, 2015

Builder of Facilities for Logistics TGW Boosts Sales 30 Percent

Wels-based builder of logistics facilities TGW recorded sales growth of 30 percent last financial year (by June 30). Sales increased from EUR 370.6 million to EUR 475 million (2014/15). Ebit result increased from EUR 15.4 million (USD 16.7 million) to EUR 29.2 million. The strategy of internationalization "contributed greatly to the success” the president of TGW, Georg Kirchmayr told journalists.

November 5, 2015