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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...

All-new Diamond Aircraft 5 Seat DA50 RG with retractable gear

The award-winning all carbon fiber DA50 RG with retractable gear, an extra-large luxurious cabin and excellent payload, powered by a 300hp Continental CD-300 jet fuel engine, will please private pilots and air charter companies alike. With one of the widest, most comfortable cabins in its class, the DA50 RG spoils both pilots and passengers with everything known from the twin-engine DA62: gen...

Innovation in aircraft interior equipment - LAV4ALL by FACC

The international aerospace group FACC pursues a clear strategy: using innovations to sustainably advance and design the mobility of the future. To this end, the technology leader has introduced “LAV4ALL”, a 100 percent barrier-free aircraft lavatory for retrofitting which offers more internal space while outside dimensions remain unchanged, and has thus set another important milestone...

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...

Strong Q1 for FACC to start a challenging fiscal year 2020

FACC AG started into the 2020 fiscal year with its best Q1 result to date. The measures of the cost reduction program totaling 50 million euros are beginning to take full effect. This has created a good starting position for the corona crisis. The effects of the COVID 19 pandemic will noticeably influence the further course of the financial year, although the full extent of the decline cannot yet...

Dreaming of vacations - Luxury hotels reopen in Austria, Sardinia and Croatia

Private jet charter companies and selected luxury hotspots in Austria, Sardinia, Campania and Croatia are teaming up with their respective governments to enable leisure summer tourism for second-home owners and affluent travellers. As European governments are slowly easing their restrictions, those enduring the COVID-19 lockdown are weighing up the available options to travel safely in the mo...

Austrian Airlines converts passenger aircraft to freighters

Regular flight operations at Austrian Airlines are suspended since March 18, due to the Corona crisis. The Austrian national airline has parked roughly 70 aircraft at Vienna Airport since then. However, a large part of the long-haul fleet was given a new purpose: The aircraft now transport air cargo, primarily from China and Malaysia to Austria. For this purpose, Austrian Airlines has already used...

Business aviation Inside from Bernhard Fragner and his GlobeAir DreamTeam

During this challenging times, when a ot of people had question regarding the present and especially the future of industry. We had the opportunity to discuss how it was, is and how they think it could be with th CEA of GlobAir, Bernhard Fragner: Q..Simple question – your first reaction when you found out about all restriction and changes due to covid19?  A. That it will...

The plan for a new Austrian Airlines start after corona crisis presented

Flight operations of Austrian Airlines have been temporarily at a standstill since March 18, 2020 as a consequence of the coronavirus crisis. The employees of the country’s national airline continue to be on short-time work. At the present time, it is not yet possible to precisely forecast when the complete freedom to travel will be restored. This year Austria’s flag carrier predicts a...

GlobeAir is drawing up a recovery plan

Private jet charters on the front line to help the travel industry recover with flexible flight options. GlobeAir is drawing up a recovery plan to tackle the expected soaring demand for private jet flights  after European lockdown measures will start to be lifted around mid-May/June. GlobeAir has been operative during the entire COVID-19 crisis offering its private jet services...

Austrian Airlines prepares operations for time after Corona crisis

When what and how will happen in aviation and travel industries? How the crisis we are living now will change comapies, markets, trends? Here is some thoughts about the after Corona crisis from Austrian Airlines. Due to local and global travel restrictions, Austrian Airlines last week extended the suspension of regular flight operations until May 3, 2020. The approximately 7,000 employees are c...