Although Robin Hood Aviation made a third airline for Austria, its competitors are still in business. There are Austrian and Jetalliance running services throughout the world both directly and through code-sharing with other carriers. Austrian Airlines offers business and passenger flights, while Jetalliance is a chartered flight service. Jetalliance filed for insolvency in November 2012, and its last website update was October of 2013. Austrian Airlines was able to adapt to changing economic times and is still in business today.
Travelling in Austria is really easy and a lot of international airlines are flying there. If you wish to book a ticket, we recommend that you check reviews before doing so. Here is a couple of links from the feed of What The Flight Austria with customers opinions:
customer reviews about Swiss
feedback about Austrian Airlines
fly with Ryanair – read the reviews
Austrian Airline AG
Austrian Airline AG was founded 30 September 1957 and operates out of its hub the Vienna International Airport. It is a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group and the flag carrier for the Government of Austria. Currently Austrian Airline has ore than 130 scheduled worldwide flights. In the 2000s Austrian acquired Rheintalflug and Lauda Air (2003). Sold to the Lufthansa Group in 2009, disputes with staff over various cost-cutting measures resulted in Austrian transferring all flights to Tyrolean Airways, a subsidiary. The transfer happened 1 July 2012. Happily by 1 April 2015, the flights were transferred back to Austrian and Tyrolean Airways became part of the Austrian Airlines company. Austrian has been thought of as a real success story for Austria, managing to stay in business and adapt to the changing economy.
Austrian Airlines Fleet
Throughout its history since its 1923 founding, Austrian Air had a range of different aircraft for passenger, government, and cargo needs. The first was a Junkers F 13 series, followed by Junkers Ju 90, Vickers Viscount 779, Douglas DC9-32, A340, A330, Boeing 767 and 777, Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, Embraer 170, Fokker 70. The varied fleet enabled Austrian to fly long and short flights, worldwide, regional, and country to country with ease for both economy and business passengers.
The current fleet for short to medium-length trips is made of Boeing 777-200 ER and 767-300 ER planes. The Boeing aircraft accommodates up to 260 economy and 48 business passengers in three columns of seats with 3, 4, and three seats across (economy) or a mix of 1, 2, and one seat columns for business travelers.
For longer trips, there is a series of Airbus A321/A320/A319, Fokker F100/F70, and Bombardier Q400. The Fokker F70 and Bombardier Q400 offer two columns with two seats on the right, three on the left, and economy passengers only.
Austrian Airlines airplanes were painted red, white, and red for the Austrian flag, although throughout the 1950s and 1960s some of the aircraft were silver coloured on the belly of the plane.
Austrian Airlines is wholly owned by Lufthansa, however it still operates out of Austria.
Austria was the first company to fly into Iraq in 2006 at the end of the Iraq war.
Although not as well known as owner-company Lufthansa, Austria currently flies worldwide and offers passenger lounges in most of the airports they are flying to.
Offered pay by the hour as well as ownership and standard charter services to customers for luxury travel or business use. It operated out of Oberwaltersdorf with Vienna Airport as its base. Its fleet included two Bombardier Challenger 850, 1 Bombardier Learjet 60, 3 Cessna Citation Jets, one Cessna Citation Ultra, three Cessna Citation X, three Cessna Citation XLS, one Dassault Falcon 50 EX, one Dassault Falcon 900B, two Dassault Falcon 2000, two Embraer ERJ-135 Legacy, one Gulfstream G550, one Gulfstream G550, one Gulfstream GIV, and one Raytheon Beechjet 400A. These craft offered a range of in-flight options for passengers as well as flight lengths. For instance, some would be 30-54 passenger units with a range of up to 2,500 km, 14-19 passengers, while others would have 12 or less seats and be ideal for private charter or ownership.