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Haselsteiner Pushes to Close Klagenfurt Airport Deal

Enterpreneur Hans Peter Haselsteiner, who wants to acquire a stake in the operator of the airport in Klagenfurt with the help of a consortium, is in a hurry to complete the deal. He wants everything to be ready by mid-September, it follows from an interview with him featured by daily Kurier.

August 31, 2015

Eurowings Europe Collects Pilot Applications in Vienna

The new low-fare arm of Lufthansa, Eurowings has opened its headquarter in Vienna a few weeks ago. The company is on the lookout for pilots currently. The job ads have appeared on Wednesday. The offer is open to non-Lufthansa employees, too.

August 26, 2015

Deutsche Post's Parcel Unit DHL Eyes #2 Position in Austria

German postal firm Deutsche Post's parcel unit DHL, which will launch operations in Austria as of September, wants to become "a clear number two on the market” and as soon as by the end of 2015, DHL spokesperson Dunja Kuhlmann said.

August 18, 2015

Vienna International Airport: More Profit by June, Outlook Confirmed

Listed airport operator Flughafen Wien posted in H1 2015 a climb of net profits by 8.1 percent to EUR 47.6 million (USD 52.9 million). The profit beat market expectations.

August 18, 2015

Kapsch TrafficCom Lands EUR 60 Million Deal in England and Netherland

Listed toll system operator Kapsch TrafficCom has secured a EUR 60 million (USD 66.6 million) contract in the Netherlands and the UK, for the modernization and consolidation of the traffic management on motorways. The contract covers also services provided over a period of 13 years and the implementation of the DYNAC system, it was announced.

August 18, 2015

Eurowings European Headquarters Located in Vienna to Launch Operation

The German parent company of Austrian Airlines (AUA), Lufthansa, has completed the launch of its new low-cost arm Eurowings. The European headquarter of the airline will be situated in Vienna and that city will be also the chief location of Eurowings outside of Germany. On Wednesday the group offered promotional cheap flights across Europe. Recruitment of plane crews is to start at the end of August.

August 12, 2015

AUA Airline Turns to Passenger Number Growth in July

Austrian Airlines (AUA), a unit of Lufthansa, raised the number of passengers by 3 percent y/y in July to 1.14 million, the first such increase since August 2014, the company said.

August 11, 2015

Katzenberger Industries Wins Major Deal for Brenner Base Project

Tyrolean construction elements firm Katzenberger won a major deal for the supply of elements for the Brenner Base Tunnel project, the company's majority owner Kirchdorfer group said. The Brenner Base Tunnel investment, to be completed by 2026, is expected to cost EUR 8.5 billion.

August 11, 2015

Austrian Post Reports Stable Income in H1

Austria’s postal service provider reported a stable revenue of EUR 1.179 billion (USD 1.28 billion) (up 0.6 percent y/y) in H1 2015, while EBIT edged up 2.3 percent to EUR 96.5 million and the outlook for the whole year revenue hike remains also stable (12 percent).

August 6, 2015

Niki Trade Union Threaten with ‘Measures’

The dispute between management and trade unions of low-cost airline Niki on collective agreements is escalating. Trade unions threaten to take other measures if the company refuses to comply with the collective agreement concluded last year. Unionists accuse the company of intentionally circumventing provisions of the agreement.

August 5, 2015