Austrian air line
Austrian air line

Austrian air line (Austrian Airlines). Official site.

Austrian Airlines AG (WBAG: 620158) - Austrian Airlines. Together with the regional division of Tyrolean Airways (Austrian Arrows) operates regular flights on more than 130 routes. Home port - Vienna International Airport. Member of the Austrian Airlines Group and Star Alliance.


Aviation line was established 30 September 1957, the first flight took place on March 31 1958 flight Vickers Viscount 779 Vienna-Zurich-London. Austrian Airlines was formed with the help of the merger of Austrian Airways and Air Austria companies. The first domestic flights began in May 1 1963. The first transatlantic flight of the aircraft was in April 1 1969 from New York-Brussels-Vienna in cooperation with Sabena.

Austrian joined the Star Alliance in 2000. Austrian in the same year, acquired Lauda Air, which carried out including long-haul flights, and acquired in February Rheintalflug 15 2001. As a result of the re-branding of general aviation companies to become the brand Austrian. 1 2004 October, flight divisions were merged Lauda Air and Austrian, resulting in the Lauda Air brand has been applied only for charter flights.

NLH Österreichische Luftverkehrs-Holding-GmbH is owned by 100% of the shares of Austrian Airlines since 2010. Fully owned by two aviation companies - Lauda Air and Austrian Arrows, has a share of 22,5% in Ukraine International Airlines. The staff of 8468 people.

The Austrian government in June 2008 ordered the investment bank Merrill Lynch to prepare a full privatization of the aviation company through the sale of a foreign aviation company. Air France-KLM, Lufthansa, Air China, Royal Jordanian, Aeroflot, Turkish Airlines, Singapore Airlines, S7 Airlines initially declared their interest. The short-list includes Air France-KLM, Lufthansa and S7. 5 December 2008 of the year it became known that ÖIAG confirmed the sale of a percent of Austrian Airlines shares by Lufthansa to 41,6 by euro at 366268.75.

Corporate design

The color scheme of Austrian Airlines has always been "red-white-red." Planes with 1950-x on 80-e were silver, the upper part of the fuselage was «Austrian Airlines» white with Austrian Airlines arrow and the word (up to 1972, 1995-2003) or «Austrian» (1972-1995, with 2003 years).

The usual arrow of Austrian Airlines ("Austrian Chevron") had three options. In 1960, it was shaped like a paper airplane, and it got its modern form in 1972. After the rebranding of the 1995 of the year, the Chevron was placed on the red-white-red tails of the aircraft. But “Chevron”, after a new change in corporate style in 2003, experienced a “rebirth”: the old arrow began to be used again, but with shadows and in a more modern style.

A number of special color schemes have been applied for decades. After entering the Star Alliance, some aircraft began to wear the emblem of the alliance. In the year of Mozart, in 2006, the Airbus A320 received a special color, the Airbus A340 wore the emblem of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Boeing 737-600 was painted in Tyrolean motifs. Three aircraft were painted to EURO 2008, and one Airbus A320 - in retro style to the company's 50 anniversary.


The main direction of Austrian destinations are the Middle East and Eastern Europe, most of which are served by subsidiary Tyrolean Airways.

As a result of the savings program implemented in 2006, Austrian decided to decommission the Airbus A340 and Airbus A330 fleets, which consisted of 4's Airbus A330-200 (OE-LAO, OE-LAN, OE-LAM, OE-LAP), 2 -x A340-200 (OE-LAH and OE-LAG) and 2-x Airbus A340-300 (OE-LAL and OE-LAK). Some of the planes were sold to TAP Portugal, Swiss and the French Air Force. As a result, Austrian has closed a number of long-haul flights to Australia and East Asia. Flights to Shanghai were stopped in January 2007, flights to Colombo, Phuket, Male and Mauritius - in April 2007, flight to Kathmandu - in May 2007.

In March, 2007 also terminated the longest flights of an airline company, Melbourne - Singapore — Vienna — and Sydney — Kuala Lumpur-Vienna, ceasing operations on Kangaroo flights. Austrian was the last European aviation company that operates direct flights from Europe to Melbourne.

Austrian is one of the few airline companies that began flying to post-war Iraq (Erbil), where it began flying from December 2006. Nevertheless, this flight was canceled next year. Flights to Erbil resumed in June 2008.

New routes

Austrian Airlines since November 2010 start flights to Mumbai 5 frequency of flights per week; Austrian Airlines since June 2011 begin flights to Baghdad 3 frequency of flights per week, and from October 2011 4 to increase weekly flights to Baghdad.

Security Measures

Austrian Airlines flights collateral security involved in Cobra Unit (anti-terrorism police unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Austria) with 1981 years. During each flight is on board at least two armed air marshal.

Basic data Austrian Airlines Airlines:

  • Country Airlines Austria.

  • National Aviation Company of Austria.

  • Year of occurrence airlines: 1957.

  • IATA airline code: OS.

  • ICAO airline code: AUA.

  • Airlines is a member of the alliance: StarAlliance.

Austrian Airlines (Austrian Airlines). Official site:

Austrian air line (Austrian Airlines). Official site.

Austrian air line (Austrian Airlines). Official site.

Contact details:

  • Main airports airlines: Vein.

  • Mailing Address airlines: OfficePark2, POBox1, Vienna-Airport, 1300Vienna, Austria.

  • City Airline Phone: + 43517660.

  • Airlines Fax: + 4316886526.

  • E-mail Airlines:

  • The mailing address of the Russian representation of airlines: Moscow, Pipe area, d.2 minus 1etazh, BC "Neglinnaya Plaza".

  • City Phone Russian representation of airlines: + 74959950995.

  • Fax offices in Russia: + 74957252559.

  • Email Russian representation of airlines:

  • Domestic airline flights: Graz, Vienna, Klagenfurt, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Linz.

  • In the CIS countries airlines flights: Dnepropetrovsk, Baku, Yerevan, Yekaterinburg, Krasnodar, Kiev, Minsk, Lviv, Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow, Rostov Nadon, Odessa, Sochi, St. Petersburg, Kharkov.

  • International flights: Amsterdam, Amman, Athens, Ankara, Bangkok, Basel, Bari, Barcelona, ​​Berlin, Belgrade, Bratislava, Bologna, Budapest, Brussels, Varna, Bucharest, Washington, Warsaw, Verona, Venice, Hamburg, Vilnius, Gothenburg, Hannover, Delhi, Damascus, Dubai, Dresden, Geneva, Dusseldorf, Cairo, Zagreb, Kathmandu, Cancun, Clu, Cologne, Copenhagen, Colombo, Krakow, Kosice, Larnaca, Kuala Lumpur, Leipzig, Las Palmas, London, Lyon, Luxembourg, Ljubljana, Mauritius, Luxor, Malaga, Madrid, Melbourne, Male, Montego Bay, Milan, Munich, Mumbai, New York, H Oslo, Nuremberg, Ohrid, Ostrava, Beijing, Paris, Prague, Podgorica, Punta Cana, Pristina, Phuket, Puerto Plata, Rome, Riga, Sarajevo, Thessaloniki, Sydney, Sibiu, Skopje, Singapore, Istanbul, Sofia, Strasbourg, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Tehran, Timisoara, Tenerife, Tobago, Tirana, Toronto, Tokyo, Turin, Tripoli, Funchal, Frankfurt Maine, Hurghada, Helsinki, Stuttgart, Shanghai, Zurich.

  • The airline has the following types of aircraft: AirbusA319, AirbusA320, AirbusA321, Boeing737-600, Boeing737-700, Boeing737-800, Boeing767-300, Boeing777-200.

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A company representative tells you in advance by telephone in the event if the flight is suddenly transferred. For me this was something new as in similar companies, I did not notice this practice. In addition, they were able to almost completely get rid of the queues at airports, and it already means a lot.

Dirt and paper under the seats, which are in such a state as if they chewed hungry passengers! The food by the way, something completely inedible, even in appearance - to take risks and try not to become. In general, more than a foot here! And still claim to be an international company.

I spent a lot of time, but could not get the company representative when I was finally able to fly. Could not such as to coordinate the work? A similar service, I did not see any one company.

Both departure took place with a slight delay, however, would like to note that the most spoiled the mood is not it, but the fact that the airport is impossible to get your luggage. I waited more than an hour.

For the first time flying these airlines. Krasnodar-Vienna-London - 20 February; London-Vienna-Krasnodar - 10 January. Service unobtrusive, but the food leaves much to be desired. Much better fed on domestic flights. When flying to Vienna, waiting between flights took about three hours - the time was left for overloading luggage and delaying the aircraft. Taking into account the fact that we managed to fly out of London for 45 minutes later, we did not manage to overload the baggage in Vienna. But the airline representatives said that the suitcase would be delivered directly to the house (the next day). Although, I was happy and the fact that we managed to change plane from plane to plane, because the prospect of hanging for an indefinite period with a small child and flying another flight did not please us. As promised, the suitcase was delivered to the house. But in my case, after its transportation, I had to throw it away. On the way to the other side: they tore off one of the pens and broke the code lock. And on the back they broke off the sliding handle and tore off the zipper in the back pocket. In this case, such damage that in principle they could not have been under any circumstances. I'm just in shock!