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Vienna International Transport Industry News

Austrian Airlines Cuts 150 Jobs

“Austrian Airlines Group sets forth its restructuring process.” the company announces and aims to achieve “further savings through the elimination of duplicate operations.”

December 11, 2012

Austrian Airlines: Up to 100 Jobs to be Cut

In order to reduce redundancies, Austrian Airlines (AUA) wants to streamline its company structure.

December 6, 2012

Austrian Railways: Sale is „No Issue”

Christian Kern, CEO of Austrian Railways (ÖBB) underlines that the company must not be sold.

November 24, 2012

Vienna International Airport Improves Results

Positive commercial development at Flughafen Wien AG: first three quarters bring higher revenues and earnings.

November 22, 2012

AUA to Strengthen CEE Network

After Air Berlin decided to reduce the number of flights from Vienna to Eastern European destinations, Austrian Airlines intends to fill the gap.

November 20, 2012

Austrian Airlines: Passenger Number Declines

From January – October 2012: 1.7 percent more passengers were carried. In October, the number of passengers was down slightly.

November 12, 2012

Austrian Airlines: Austerity Program Not Finished

In the first nine months, AUA´s operating income was positive. However, the restructuring process will go on.

November 2, 2012

Austrian Airlines Returns to Profits

AUA´s restructuring programme begins to take hold. The result for 3rd Quarter nearly doubled to € 61m.

October 31, 2012

Austrian Railways: Net Income to Reach € 200m in Medium Term

Despite the difficult economic situation, CEO Christian Kern aims to increase the profitability further. “The fourth quarter will be brutal.” he says.

October 20, 2012

Vienna Airport: Plus 3.6% in Passengers During September 2012

The number of passengers handled by Vienna Airport rose 3.6% year-on-year to 2,173,656 in September 2012.

October 11, 2012

Austrian Airlines: Number of Passengers Down in September

January-September 2012: 2.1 percent more passengers carried. September 2012: Fewer passengers due to reduction of capacity.

October 10, 2012

Austrian Airlines: Major Investments in Long-Haul Cabin

Austrian Airlines invests over 90 million euros in conversion of long-haul fleet.

October 9, 2012

Austrian Airlines Not Profitable Before 2013

The Austrian subsidiary of Lufthansa will not achieve a positive net income this year.

September 12, 2012

Austrian Airlines Harmonizes its Medium-Haul Fleet

First Airbus A320 to enter operation in fleet renewal lands in Vienna and is expected to be put into operation on 1st October 2012.

September 11, 2012

Austrian Airlines: Moderate Increase in Passengers

Austrian Airlines Traffic Results for August 2012: Targeted capacity adjusted, further improvement of passenger load factor.

September 11, 2012

City of Vienna Appeals against Third Landing Strip

Vienna Airport: The core shareholder appeals against the result of the positive environmental impact assessment. According to the City of Vienna, this is only due to formal reasons.

September 10, 2012

Austrian Railways: Pöchhacker Opposes to Privatization Plans

Horst Pöchhacker, President of ÖBB´s (Austrian Railways) is against a privatization of the company. Vice-Chancellor Michael Spindelegger (ÖVP) recently suggested to sell ÖBB to Frank Stronach.

September 10, 2012

ÖBB to Become Privatized?

In the summer talks of Austria´s public broadcaster ORF, Vice Chancellor commented that the founder of Magna Frank Stronach should acquire ÖBB (Austrian Railways). A highly controversial debate has begun.

September 8, 2012

New Airline for Hungary?

After the insolvency of Malev in March 2012, the Hungarian government is said to promote a new airline.

September 6, 2012

Poland as European Logistics Hub

Real estate analysts predict that Poland will become Europe´s logistics hub in 2020.

September 1, 2012

Vienna Airport: Resistance Against Third Landing Strip

In 2020, 30m Passengers are expected at VIA. Thus, a third landing strip is essential, VIA´s management argues. However, citizen movements oppose to the plan.

August 25, 2012

Vienna International Airport Announces Satisfying Results

Flughafen Wien AG: positive development of revenue and earnings in the first half of 2012. Forecast for expected net profit in 2012 raised to over € 60 million

August 22, 2012

Austrian Railways to Record Profits

In the first six months of 2012, ÖBB (Austrian Railways) has recorded operating profits.

August 16, 2012

Vienna Airport: Small Increase in Passengers during July 2012

The number of passengers handled by Vienna Airport rose 1.8% year-on-year to 2,192,715 in July 2012.

August 14, 2012

Fewer Passengers at Austrian Airlines

AUA´s capacity utilization rose substantially. Against July 2011, the number of passengers was down by 5.6%.

August 9, 2012

„30 Million Passengers in 2020“

In an interview with „Kurier“, VIA´s board member Julian Jäger explains why the third landing strip is essential for Vienna Airport.

August 8, 2012

Austrian Railways „Fit for the Capital Market in a Few Years“

Horst Pöchhacker, chairman of the supervisory board of Austrian Railways (ÖBB) thinks that the transport group will face more competition. A privatization would take time.

August 6, 2012

Surprising Profit at AUA

Due to special items, Austrian Airlines could achieve positive results in the first half year of 2012.

August 2, 2012

AUA: Auditors Found Inconsistencies

In 2007, Austrian Airlines should not have recorded a profit, but a substantial loss of € 235m, auditors says.

July 31, 2012

AUA Invests € 80m in Long Distance Flights

Lufthansa´s subsidiary Austrian Airlines upgrades its airplanes. Ten long distance plances will be renewed.

July 30, 2012

„AUA Must Be in the Black Numbers“

For Austrian Airline´s CEO Jaan Albrecht, the implementation of the austerity program and the transfer of undertaking is mandatory.

July 26, 2012

Austrian Railways to Record Profits Already in 2012

Christian Kern, CEO of Austrian Railways, explains that the company´s restructuring is going on. The results would be better than the expectations.

July 16, 2012

Vienna Airport to Build Third Landing Strip

Vienna International Airport is now entitled to start the construction works oft he third landing strip. The construction works will take two years.

July 11, 2012

AUA: Strong Growth in Passengers to Eastern Europe.

Austrian Airlines traffic results June 2012: Significant passenger growth in the first half year.

July 10, 2012

Austrian Airlines: Operated by Tyrolean

The transfer of undertakings is completed. About 2,000 AUA staff members shifted to the regional airline Tyrolean.

July 3, 2012

Austrian Railways and Hungarian MAV to Cooperate

ÖBB and MAV are said to plan a common expansion strategy in Southeastern Europe.

June 25, 2012

Albrecht: „We Will Remain Austrian“

AUA´s CEO explains that about 80% of the reorganization of Austrian Airlines has been achieved. The airline would be on the right way, Albrecht affirmed.

June 23, 2012

Vienna International Airport Cancels Leases with Sardana

VIA filed legal proceedings against the Indian company. The bankruptcy proceedings should begin soon.

June 13, 2012

Austrian Airlines Records Passenger Growth of 8.0%

Austrian Airlines carried 4,375,000 passengers carried in the first five months of 2012, which is 323,500 more than last year.

June 12, 2012

Vienna International Airport Satisfied with new Terminal

First week of real-time operations in Check-in 3: over 240,000 passengers handled since 5 June 2012. The number of passengers was up moderately in May.

June 12, 2012

Albrecht: „Common Collective Agreement in 2012“

The CEO of Austrian Airlines is optimistic to achieve unified collective agreement for the whole workforce. Costs for the transfer of undertakings are expected to reach up to € 90m.

June 9, 2012

AUA: Leaving Pilots Cost € 55m

Because of the austerity package, 118 pilots left Austrian Airlines. CEO Jaan Albrecht wants to bring them back.

June 5, 2012

Vienna International Airport Opened New Terminal

The opening of the new Skylink is starting on 5 June 2012. The € 800m investment brings numerous changes for passengers.

June 5, 2012

Russians Push New Railway Line to Vienna

Russian Railways intends to establish an axis between China and Europe.

June 4, 2012

341 Staff Members Leave AUA

CEO Albrecht underlines that further austerity packages are not excluded. Now, Austrian Airlines faces new challenges.

June 4, 2012

Asfinag Bond Issue Successfully Placed

The Austrian highway financing company has placed a € 1.0bn corporate bond at historically low rates. The bond has a maturity of 20 years.

May 31, 2012

Mixed Results in Austrian Transport Industry

The transport volume in road freight transport increased in 2011 by almost 4.1%. In the rail sector, the transport volume declined slightly.

May 31, 2012

AUA: Last Chance

The loss-making Austrian Airlines has only little time left to achieve the turnaround. Lufthansa´s patience is wearing thin.

May 26, 2012

AUA: 250 Aircrew Member Leave

Until now, 80 pilots and 170 flight attendants decided to leave Austrian Airlines. The deadline runs until the end of May.

May 25, 2012

Malanik Leaves AUA

Executive Board Member Peter Malanik leaves Austrian Airlines.

May 25, 2012