Facts & Figures
Austrian Airlines is Austria’s largest airline, operating a worldwide network. A special focus has been set on central and Eastern Europe. Since it’s founding in 1957, Austrian Airlines has transported over 305 million passengers. About 6,000 employees ensure that actual an average of around 220 flights take off and arrive at their destination safely, every day. Hence, Austrian Airlines is the biggest employer within Eastern Austria. The current fleet consists of 9 long-haul (Boeing 767 & 777) and 56 short & medium-haul (Airbus A320 Family & Embraer 195) aircraft.
From October 2022, a total of four brand-new A320neo aircraft will be integrated into the fleet – increasing the red-white-red fleet to a total of 65 aircraft. Thanks to modern engine technology and improved aerodynamics, this aircraft type is more fuel-efficient and quieter than the previous model, and it also increases travel comfort for passengers on short- and medium-haul routes thanks to the innovative Airspace Cabin.
Due to its favorable geographical position in the heart of Europe, the home base Vienna is an ideal hub between East and West. Austrian Airlines is part of the Lufthansa Group, Europe’s largest airline network. Together with 25 other airlines, Austrian is a member of the Star Alliance, the world’s first global network of international airlines.
Austrian Airlines is of great importance to Austrian tourism. Only Austrian connects the USA, China, Thailand and Montreal in Canada non-stop with Austria. In addition, the winter flight schedule will serve the tourist destinations Cancun, Mauritius and Male. Austrian Airlines also offers an innovative train-flight cooperation (AIRail) from Linz, Salzburg and Graz to Vienna.