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Vienna International Transport Industry News

„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

Moderate Increase in Results at VIA

Vienna International Airport increases revenue and earnings in the first quarter of 2012. The management raises the annual forecast for passenger traffic and after-tax profit.

May 23, 2012

Austrian Airlines Streamlines Organization

The former Swiss executive board member Gaudenz Ambühl will head new flight operations.

May 22, 2012

AUA Dispute Brought Before Supreme Court

The Austrian trade union vida intends to prevent the transfer of undertakings. Thus, the dispute will not be settled soon.

May 19, 2012

Works Council Increases Pressure on Management

The transfer of undertakings may induce costs of € 280m. According to rumors, AUA´s management may be partially changed.

May 15, 2012

Sudden Illness of Pilots: AUA Cancels 24 Flights

During the weekend, Austrian Airlines had to cancel 24 flights. A surprising mass illness among AUA´s pilots occurred.

May 14, 2012

Passenger Growth: Vienna Airport Ranks Second

Regarding growth in number of passengers, only Copenhagne Airport could record a higher increase than Vienna Airport.

May 14, 2012

AUA: Leaving Pilots May Cost up to € 80m

The transfer of undertakings at Austrian Airlines is irrevocable, the management points out. In case of a lack in pilots, Lufthansa and Swiss would close the gap.

May 11, 2012

AUA: Passenger Growth of 9.9 percent

Austrian Airlines carried 985,000 passengers in April, which is an increase by 9.9 percent . the passenger load factor improved by 5.9 percentage points

May 10, 2012

Vienna Airport: April 2012 with 9.5% Increase in Passengers

The number of passengers handled by Vienna International Airport rose 9.5% year-on-year to 1,889,786 in April 2012.

May 10, 2012

Massive Demand for Austrian Railway Bonds

The majority of the € 1.0bn bond was placed with high quality institutional investors in Germany, Asia, Austria and France; offering was 3.0x over-subscribed within 30 minutes.

May 10, 2012

Lufthansa Considers Selling AUA

There seems to be no end to the turbulences at Austrian Airlines. The owner, the German Lufthansa, considers selling AUA in case of a failed restructuring.

May 9, 2012

Dispute at AUA Goes On

After the management of Austrian Airlines refused to start new negotiations, the works council wants a vote on the transfer of undertakings.

May 9, 2012

AUA: Last Chance for Workforce

Austrian Airline´s works council tries to prevent the already resolved transfer of undertakings to Tyrolean. AUA´s management does not want to re-negotiate again.

May 7, 2012

AUA to Offer More Flights to USA

After having implemented the austerity package, Austrian Airlines wants to expand. Above all, more flights to the U.S. will be offered.

May 5, 2012

Albrecht Wants Common Collective Agreement

After the transfer of undertakings, the CEO of Austrian Airlines aims to create a collective agreement for the whole workforce. Further cuts are not excluded.

May 4, 2012

New Record Loss at AUA

Bad news for Austrian Airlines: the result from operating activities reaches € -66.7m. AUA refers to higher kerosene prices and the air travel tax. Nevertheless, the turnaround should be reached in 2013.

May 3, 2012

AUA: Transfer of Undertakings Definite

The re-started negotiations between AUA´s management and the aircrew have finally failed. A mass exodus of pilots is feared.

May 1, 2012

New Record In Airline Industry

The Austrian air passenger transport reached an all-time high in 2011.

April 30, 2012

AUA´s Workforce May Decide Against New Collective Agreement

After months of heated debates, the works council and the management agreed on a new collective agreement. The aircrew must approve the agreement.

April 28, 2012

Asfinag Enhanced Profits

In spite of decreasing revenues, the Austrian highway funding company raised profits from € 339.3m to € 439.6m.

April 26, 2012

Restructuring: Hope at ÖBB

In 2010, Austrian Railways recorded losses of € 330m. CEO Kern could decrease losses to € 28m in 2011. The final turnaround is not achieved yet, Kern says.

April 26, 2012

Scharinger to Enter ÖBB´s Board

The former CEO of RLB Upper Austria becomes supervisory board member at Austrian Railways.

April 25, 2012

Vienna Airport Considers Entering at Bratislava Airport

Bratislava Airport starts a request of proposal for airport operations. Vienna International Airport is interested. In Vienna, the third rope will be built in 2016 at the earliest.

April 25, 2012

AUA: Agreement Could be Reached

The long-lasting dispute at Austrian Airlines is settled. The management board and the works council agreed on a new collective agreement.

April 25, 2012

Negotiations at Austrian Airlines

After the works meeting yesterday, AUA´s management and the works council are negotiating again. The transfer of undertakings could be still prevented.

April 24, 2012
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