Lower Austria Seeks Airport Privatization

People ♦ Published: April 23, 2011; 15:54 ♦ (Vindobona)

Lower Austrian Governor Erwin Pröll (ÖVP) intends to sell the 20% share of Vienna International Airport. The city of Vienna is not pleased at all.

Lower Austria Seeks Airport Privatization / Picture: © Vienna Airport / Flughafen Wien AG

The two provinces of Vienna and Lower Austria own each 20% of Vienna Airport. Another 10% of the shares are owned by an employee foundation. Should Lower Austria Governor Pröll’s opinion be acted on, his province would withdraw from the company.

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