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Austrian Airlines flies normally again from London and to Tel Aviv

Destinations: • Landing ban for passenger flights from the United Kingdom expired  • Ben Gurion Airport open, entry restrictions to Israel eased  • Austrian Airlines resumes normal service to both destinations  The Austrian government’s landing ban for passenger flights from the United Kingdom expired yesterday. Austrian Airlines is therefore flying...

Liebherr to overhaul landing gears for Austrian Airlines

Liebherr-Aerospace has been selected by Austrian Airlines to overhaul the landing gears of the airline’s 17 Embraer E-Jet E195 aircraft. The first landing gear is expected to arrive end of December 2020, at Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH in Lindenberg (Germany), where the overhaul activities will be performed.This major landing gear overhaul contract with Austrian Airlines is proof of th...

Austrian Airlines calls for comprehensive COVID-19 testing to replace general landing and entry bans

Last Friday the Austrian Federal Government allowed landing bans for flights from 18 countries to expire. These bans did not apply in other EU member states. Nevertheless, the many different travel regulations in the European Union make it more difficult for people to travel freely and for airlines to reliably plan flight schedules. At a press conference, Austrian Airlines CEO Alexis von Hoensbroe...

15 additional destinations: Austrian Airlines expands summer flight schedule

On Wednesday evening, the Austrian federal government announced that the landing bans for flights from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Montenegro, Egypt, Northern Macedonia, Romania, Serbia as well as Great Britain, Sweden and Ukraine will expire on July 31. This makes it possible to reintroduce these destinations into the flight program of Austrian Airlines. The new entry regul...

New Landing Bans force Austrian Airlines to cancel flights

The Austrian Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection has massively expanded the list of landing bans for aircraft. Starting Thursday, 16 July 2020, no regular flights from the following countries, among others, will be permitted to land in Austria: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Egypt, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania and Serbia. The landing...

Austrian Airlines increases offer to 40 percent until the end of October

Austrian Airlines has published the remaining summer flight schedule 2020, which will run until the end of October. By then, Austria's home carrier will double its offer from the current 20 percent to almost 40 percent compared to the previous year's schedule, subject to new official restrictions. Starting in August, Austrian Airlines will be flying to Shanghai again – initially once...

Austrian Airlines - a quadruple capacity from July

Following the successful restart, the ramp-up of Austrian Airlines’ flight operations continues to proceed according to plan. Starting in July, Austria's home carrier will fly to over 50 destinations. These include various European capitals and major cities, Greek holiday islands and long-haul destinations. City and holiday destinations are particularly in demand. In order to give pas...

Austrian Airlines Receives Financial Aid from the Federal Government and Lufthansa

EUR 150 million in state aid to cover coronavirus-related losses; ecological requirements imposed  EUR 150 million injection of equity capital by Lufthansa  EUR 300 million as bank loans to be repaid by 2026  Rescue package designed to ensure maintaining flight hub to CEE and long-haul flight connections  The Austrian Federal Government, Lufthansa and Austrian Air...