Austria

Austria’s minimum airfare plan raises EU concerns

Austria’s plan to set a €40-minimum airfare, that places low-cost carriers against traditional airlines, raised the European Union’s concerns....


Eurofighter Typhoon: Austria examines Indonesia’s surprise offer

The Austrian Ministry of Defense is ready to move forward with the offer of the Indonesian government to acquire the fleet of fifteen Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets....


Indonesia interested in unpopular Austrian Eurofighter Typhoons

The Austrian authorities received a letter of intent from the Indonesian government to acquire the fleet of fifteen Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets that have been the target of constant debate for the last two decades....


Death of the low-cost carrier in Europe?

The last big crisis in aviation during the financial crash of 2008, sent low-cost carriers to the top as they overtook their full-service carrier counterparts. However, could it be that new legislature in Europe could kill the business model in the continent?...


Austrian government puts foot down on low-cost tickets

The Austrian government seemingly had enough with low-cost carriers and the environmental consequences of cheap travel, as newly imposed pricing policies and taxes would, essentially, impose a minimum price of flight tickets going forward....


Coronavirus: Austrian Airlines to retire Airbus A319 fleet

Austrian Airlines will sell 20 of its 80 aircraft by 2022, reducing its fleet by 25%, to alleviate the weight of the air transport crisis linked to the coronavirus pandemic....


Austrian Airlines CEO: Ryanair won’t overtake Austrian in Vienna

Reporting a “drastic” fall in earnings and bracing for, potentially, a full year of losses, Austrian Airlines management look at low-cost carriers as one of the culprits of its voes, but promise to defend their Vienna hub stronghold from “flooding” no-frills airlines. ...


Germany and Austria ATC disruptions affect traffic

Here we go again? Disruptions in ATC is currently affecting traffic within the German and Austrian airspaces....


Virgin Australia performs meditation flight

On October 11, 2018, Virgin Australia flew a dedicated meditation flight (VA9002) from/to Sydney, Australia. An hour-long affair was dedicated to promote mindfulness living, as well as aid anxious travelers....


Ryanair finalizes Laudamotion takeover

Ryanair finalized Laudamotion acquisition on August 29, 2018. The Irish low-cost carrier now holds a 75% stake in the Austrian airline, while the rest remains property of its founder, Niki Lauda. Laudamotion, which remains an independent airline, also unveiled a new livery....