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Vienna International Transport Industry News

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

New Board Member at ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG

Siegfried Stumpf succeeds Herwig Wiltberger, who retires from the Board on health reasons at the end of November.

September 22, 2011

Austerity Package at Vienna International Airport

The two new CEOs of Flughafen Wien, Julian Jäger and Günther Ofner announce to stop hiring new employees and to create a more efficient organizational structure.

September 20, 2011

Turnaround of RCA Is „Very Close“

The restructuring process of the Rail Cargo Hungaria, a subsidiary of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) is going on. The rail cargo segment reports better results than expected.

September 19, 2011

Westbahn Company to Provide Bus Service

The new Austrian competitor to the Federal Railways (ÖBB) intends to extend its transport services to bus lines.

September 13, 2011

Passenger Growth for Vienna International Airport

Vienna Airport: 4.3% increase in passengers during August 2011. From January to August, the number of passengers rose by 7.5%.

September 13, 2011

AUA Traffic Result: All-Time Record in August

The total number of passengers of the Austrian carrier increased by 1.7% year-on-year despite a decline on international routes.

September 9, 2011

Vienna Hosts the World´s Largest Transport Event in 2012

ITS EUROPE is organising, in close cooperation with its counterpart regional organisations and the Host organisation, the 19th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) in Vienna, Austria.

September 7, 2011

SkyWork Launches Services to Vienna

The Swiss Airline now provides flights to the Austrian capital.

September 6, 2011

New Management for Vienna International Airport

The new Management Board team Julian Jäger and Günther Ofner start work today with key decisions and clear strategic goals

September 5, 2011

Jaan Albrecht to Become CEO of Austrian Airlines

After ten years as CEO of Star Alliance the German-Mexican dual national will head the Austrian carrier starting on 1 November.

August 31, 2011

ÖBB: “Cargo Business on the Right Track“

The Austrian Federal Railways’ CEO is satisfied with the development of the group’s cargo unit. RCA achieved a positive operating result in the first half of the year.

August 26, 2011

Flughafen Wien Group with Higher Profit despite Write-Offs

Net profit increased by 13.7% to € 43.3m in the first half of 2011. The investment in Friedrichshafen Airport was written off in full.

August 25, 2011

SNCF Acquires Stake in Westbahn

The French national railway company participates with 26% in ÖBB’s new competitor. Operations start on 11 December.

August 24, 2011

Austrian Airlines to Miss Targets for 2011

The Austrian member of Lufthansa Group will not achieve its goal of leaving the loss zone, an executive said on Monday.

August 22, 2011

Tumpel-Gugerell Appointed to the Supervisory Board of ÖBB

The former central banker will join the Supervisory Board of the Austrian Federal Railways’ holding company.

August 18, 2011

Do & Co: Substantial Increase in Sales and Earnings

The Austrian catering company recorded a successful start in FY 2011/12. Sales were up 14.5%, EBIT improved to € 6.79m.

August 18, 2011

Growing Passenger Numbers at Vienna Airport in July

More than 2.1 million passengers were handled by Austria’s biggest airport in July 2011. Cargo traffic declined by 2.2%.

August 11, 2011

Do & Co Expands in New York

The Austrian catering company has expansion plans. The production area in New York will be doubled and one company will be acquired by the end of the year.

August 9, 2011

AUA with Positive Development of Passenger Volume

The Austrian airline recorded a plus in passenger numbers of 2.7% in July and of 2% in the period from January to July.

August 8, 2011