Emirates: The Air Rights Quarrel Between Austria and UAE Continues

TransportAirlines & Airports ♦ Published: May 23, 2014; 19:41 ♦ Updated: May 24; 16:15 ♦ (Vindobona)

The Arab airline demands considerably more landings in Vienna.

Will there soon be more flights from the UAE to Vienna? / Picture: © Wikipedia / Adrian Pingstone

For about three years the dispute around air rights between Austria and the United Arab Emirates has been going on. While Arab airline Emirates demands 49 flights per week from the airport in Vienna, the Austrian Department of Transport only permits fourteen. Last year the Austrian ministry explicitly forbade the Airbus A 380 to land in Vienna. The reason for the prohibition is because…