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Hungary Enlarges Railway Network

State Secretary on Foreign Relations Peter Szijjarto announced that MAV (Hungarian Railways) starts its biggest investment program since WWII.

February 28, 2013

Austrian Railways Achieved Net Profit Last Year

For the first time for decades, Austrian railways (ÖBB) could generate profits after taxes.

February 26, 2013

Czech Republic: Trends in 2012

Export and Import Price Indices and Price Indices for International Transport

February 25, 2013

LOT to be Privatized in 2013

LOT Polish Airlines faces a dramatic phase of restructuring. In order to saleable, the airline company will downsize radically.

February 19, 2013

Major Losses for Croatia Airlines

The publicly owned national carrier will introduce restructuring measures, the management announced.

February 16, 2013

Polish LOT Plans Mass Lay-Offs

In order to prevent a bankruptcy, the financially stricken airline has to downsize radically, Prime Minister Tusk says.

February 14, 2013

Vienna International Airport: Slight Decrease in Passengers

Vienna Airport: Minus 1.7% in passengers during January 2013. “Unusually heavy snowstorms in eastern Austria responsible for decline.”

February 14, 2013

Austrian Airlines: Decrease in Passengers

Traffic Results of Austrian Airlines for January 2013: the airlines has carried 723,200 passengers in January. Positive trend in capacity utilization.

February 8, 2013

Romania Privatizes Freight Division of National Railways

Romania´s government sells a 51% stake in CFR Marfa, the publicly held rail freight company.

February 6, 2013

Turkish Airlines Expands Massively

According to CEO Temel Kotil, Turkish Airlines has an enormous growth potential. The function of Istanbul as hub between Asia and Europe is a crucial for Turkish Airlines.

February 6, 2013

Turkey Plans to Build World´s Biggest Airport

Until 2017, Turkey wants to build the biggest airport. In total, the new airport will handle up to 150 million passengers.

January 23, 2013

Vienna International Airport: Moderate Increase in Passengers

Flughafen Wien AG: 5.0% increase in passengers to 22.2 million in 2012. For 2013 Vienna Airport expects growth of 1 to 2% in the number of passengers as well as higher revenue and EBITDA.

January 17, 2013

Austrian Airlines: Small Increase in Passengers

Year 2012 as a whole: 1.8 percent rise in the number of passengers carried despite four fewer aircraft. In total, 11.5 Million Passengers Flew with Austrian Airlines.

January 10, 2013

Poland: LOT to Downsize Radically

The financially stricken Polish airline must scale-down its activities drastically in order to become profitable again

January 5, 2013

„We Have to Prove Ourselves in 2013“

Jaan Albrecht, CEO of Austrian Airlines, expects that the Austrian subsidiary of German Lufthansa will not need further financial aids from its holding company.

December 29, 2012

Poland: € 100m Aid for LOT

The Polish government grants a massive capital injection for the financially stricken airline.

December 27, 2012

CESEE: Airline Industry in Severe Crisis

The airline industry in East and Southeast Europe faces enormous difficulties. Not only Polish LOT needs immediate help.

December 21, 2012

Poland Grants State Aid to LOT

Poland´s national airline LOT gets financial support of more than € 100m.

December 12, 2012

Austrian Airlines Increases Number of Passengers Carried

Traffic Results from January to November 2012: 1.7 percent more passengers carried. November 2012: Rising passenger volume despite fleet reduced by four aircraft. Positive trend in capacity utilization continues.

December 11, 2012

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
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