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Do & Co Takes Over Catering at ÖBB

After the successful application, the Austrian catering company Do & Co will serve passengers at ÖBB in future. Do & Co. ÖBB expects to reduce costs.

January 28, 2012

Austrian Railways: Resistance Against Management Arising

The works council as Austrian Railways (ÖBB) wants to prevent the planned reduction in staff. Before that, outsourced service must be reduced, the council states.

January 28, 2012

AUA: Resistance Forms Up

Austerity plans by Austrian Airline´s new management faces massive resistance. The dispute with employees threatens to escalate.

January 27, 2012

AUA: Staff Threatens With Strike

The German Lufhansa Group plans radical cuts in existing collective agreements. The atmosphere among the workforce is aggressive.

January 21, 2012

AUA´s Staff Protests Against Wage Cuts

The new management of Austrian Airlines faces fierce resistance by the workforce. The new austerity package is heatedly contested.

January 20, 2012

Austrian Railways Reduced Losses

The Austrian Railways (ÖBB) is still in the red. Nevertheless, losses were lower than initially expected.

January 19, 2012

Vienna International Airport: 7.2% Plus in Passengers

Vienna Airport set a new record in 2011 with a total of 21,106,292 passengers. This year-on-year increase of 7.2% places Vienna above the European average.

January 19, 2012

Unions Protest Against AUA´s Plans

Austrian trade unions are strictly against new austerity measures at Austrian Airlines. Management wants to negotiate over new collective agreements.

January 12, 2012

3.4% Passenger Increase for AUA

According to Austrian Airlines traffic results, more than 11 million passengers were carried in 2011.

January 11, 2012

Austrian Airlines Records High Losses

Against previous expectations, the Austrian subsidiary of Lufthansa could not improve its results in 2011 compared to 2010.

January 10, 2012

Austerity Package: AUA in Difficulties

The implementation of further austerity measures faces resistance. Moreover, competition for Austrian Airlines becomes even stronger.

January 7, 2012

AUA to Implement Drastic Cost Cuts

Austrian Airlines, a subsidiary of German Lufthansa, is said to cut costs drastically. Old planes will not be replaced anymore.

January 5, 2012

Alpine Receives Railroad Operator License

The Austrian construction company received official license from the Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology for freight transports today.

December 22, 2011

Austerity Package for Austrian Railways?

According to media reports, the Austrian Railways (ÖBB) faces drastic steps. Among others, a hiring freeze is discussed.

December 19, 2011

Gebrüder Weiss Builds New Branch in Czech Republic

In Jeneč, near Prague, the Austrian logistics supplier builds a new terminal with an office complex and cross-docking facilities. Investments amount to € 15m.

December 17, 2011

AUA Sharpens Austerity Measures

The Viennese business location Austrian Airlines, a subsidiary of Lufthansa, has to become cheaper, says Lufthansa´s CEO Franz.

December 14, 2011

Airport Zagreb: Strabag Not Awarded

Two offers for were submitted for the enlargement of Zagreb Airport. Strabag´s offer has been rejected.

December 13, 2011

Moderate Passenger Increase at Vienna International Airport

Vienna Airport reports a 4.8% increase in passengers during November 2011. Cargo decreased drastically.

December 13, 2011

Austrian Railways: Losses Amount to € 28.0m

The Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) could reduce its expected losses for 2011. Operating results could be positive.

December 12, 2011

Moderate Increase in Passengers for AUA

Austrian Airlines Traffic Result: 4.9 percent more passengers in November. From January to November, the airline recorded an increase by 2.9 percent in passengers in total network.

December 9, 2011

New Record at Vienna Port

The Viennese port registered a new record in 2011. This year, already 400,000 containers were shipped by the subsidiary WienCont.

December 8, 2011

AUA to Strengthen Presence in Austria

Austrian Airlines, the subsidiary of the German Lufthansa, refocuses on the Austrian home market. Flights to provincial airports should be extended.

December 8, 2011

Slow Progress in Transport Industry

The Austrian transport sector recovered in 2011. However, 2012 is expected to become a difficult year. Goods traffic declined drastically between 2006 and 2010.

December 7, 2011

New Savings Package for Austrian Airlines

The Austrian carrier will not receive financial support from its parent company Lufthansa. Staff reductions are not ruled out any longer.

December 2, 2011

Vienna Airport – Decline in Net Profit Due to Special Effects

Results were burdened by impairment charges and non-recurring effects relating to the Skylink terminal extension and the investment in Košice Airport. Net profit amounted to € 20.2m.

November 24, 2011

Vienna International Airport: Low Profits Expected

After a profit warning last week, the Viennese airport will only report small profits in the first nine months, analysts say unanimously.

November 22, 2011

Dismal Prospects for Austrian Transport Industry

In spite of satisfying results this year, the domestic transport industry expects worsening conditions in 2012.

November 21, 2011

Siemens Austria to Manufacture Trams Worth € 100m

The German technology group will build 40 new generation vehicles in Vienna, with parts coming from the plant in Graz.

November 18, 2011

Vienna Airport Issues Profit Warning

Non-recurring effects and impairment charges of € 74m have a negative effect on results for the first nine months of 2011; preliminary net profit for the period falls to € 20m.

November 18, 2011

Swietelsky and Strabag Win Orders in Romania

The Austrian construction companies were commissioned by the national railways to renovate the infrastructure on two lines.

November 11, 2011

AUA Traffic Result: 5.1% More Passengers in October

The passenger number on European flights grew by 8.7%. Intercontinental routes showed a slight plus of 4%.

November 10, 2011

Vienna Airport: Passenger Numbers Up in October

More than 1.9 million passengers were handled by Austria’s biggest airport in October 2011. Cargo traffic declined by 8.6%.

November 10, 2011

Lauda Leaves FlyNiki

Niki Lauda, founder of the Austrian Airline FlyNiki, sells his 50.1% stake to the German Air Berlin.

November 8, 2011

Federal Railways: Debt Burden € 15.2bn

The Austrian Minister of Infrastructure, Doris Bures, announced the amount of debt for Austrian Federal Railways and Asfinag.

November 5, 2011

AUA Claims Relief from Charges

Austrian Airlines seeks to reduce its charges at Vienna International Airport. This is due to the landing rights of the Emirates Airline.

November 1, 2011

Emirates Wins Dispute over Air Rights

The Middle Eastern airline was allowed to offer 13 connections per week from Dubai to Vienna.

October 28, 2011

AUA Remains in the Red in 2011

The Austrian carrier improved its operating profit by 30% in the third quarter 2011. A positive result, however, will not be achieved in the full year.

October 27, 2011

Vienna International Airport to Cut Costs

Several savings measures should increase next year’s result by € 25m. The Skylink extension will be opened in June 2012.

October 20, 2011

Warsaw is Going to Have a Second Airport

According to plans, Modlin airport authorities expect regular international and domestic airlines connections to start in autumn next year.

October 18, 2011

Sale at Rail Cargo Austria?

The freight traffic division of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) still suffers from its Hungarian subsidiary RCH. A sale to Hungary seems to be possible.

October 15, 2011

Lufthansa Holds On Austrian Airlines

The German Airline will keep its Austrian subsidiary despite of persisting losses.

October 15, 2011

AUA with Strong Traffic Results in September

The total passenger number of the Austrian carrier increased by 5.8% compared to September 2010. European routes showed a plus of 8.8%.

October 12, 2011

Increase in Passengers at Vienna Airport Again

Vienna International Airport: 7.7% increase in passengers during September 2011. Cargo volumes decreased substantially.

October 11, 2011

Vienna Airport to Cooperate Closer With Bratislava

The Vienna International Airport (VIA) is looking for potential synergetic effects in Bratislava, which should bring further passenger growth.

October 10, 2011

Vienna International Airport: “Avoid Errors of the Past“

The new board member Julian Jäger and Günther Ofner promise a “maximum of transparency”. Both want to avoid negative incidents from the past.

October 8, 2011

ÖVP: Privatization of ÖBB “Unrealistic”

A privatization of the Austrian Federal Railways as suggested by Finance Minister Fekter is not an option at the moment.

October 7, 2011

Czech Railways Orders 16 Railjets from Vienna

Major Order for Siemens Austria from the Czech National Railways Ceske Drahy: the railway group exercises an option, which was reserved for the Austrian Federal Railways originally.

October 3, 2011

ÖBB with Positive Operating Result in First Half of 2011

The Austrian Federal Railways continue their restructuring program. Management expects to leave the loss zone by 2013.

September 29, 2011

Better Transport Connection for Flughafen Wien

The Vienna International Airport will receive a better train connection. Flight guests, which are not coming from Vienna will arrive significantly faster at the airport.

September 26, 2011

AUA Supervisory Board Appoints Jaan Albrecht as New CEO

The Executive Board team of the Austrian carrier was increased to three members. Jaan Albrecht takes over the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

September 22, 2011
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