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Transport Industry

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

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

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

New Difficulties for Brenner Tunnel

The project of the alpine tunnel between Austria and Italy, which is the core of a trans-European axis, faces new problems. The Italian government plans to tender the license for the highway Europe-wide.

September 12, 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

New Car Registrations Up by 4.8% in August

Registrations of new motor vehicles in August 2011: +4.2%; passenger cars: +4.8%, lorries: -0.3%.

September 9, 2011

Asfinag Pays First Dividend Since 2008

A pending lawsuit might cost the Austrian motorway financing company up to € 37m. Full-year profit is still expected to rise.

September 8, 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

Sharp Increase in Revenue and Profit for Kapsch TrafficCom

Revenues of the Austrian technology company doubled to € 134.7m in the first quarter of FY 2011/12. EBIT increased from € 4.8m to € 22.2m.

August 22, 2011

Efkon Receives Further Major Order in South Africa

The subsidiary of Austrian construction group Strabag has been awarded an € 11m contract for supply and maintenance of toll plazas.

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

Slightly Positive Development of New Car Registrations in July

Registrations of new motor vehicles in July 2011: -2.3%; passenger cars: +1.1%, lorries: +5.0%.

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

AUA vs. Emirates: Negotiations Postponed to Fall

Two days of talks have not brought a solution to the dispute about Emirates’ air rights to Vienna. A decision will be taken in fall.

August 4, 2011

AUA vs. Emirates: Negotiations Started in Dubai

The Middle Eastern airline wants to double the number of connections to Vienna. Austrian Airlines sees unfair competition.

August 3, 2011

AUA: Loss of € 63m in the First Half of 2011

Austrian Airlines is still clearly in the red. The company was not able to improve significantly on last year’s result in the first six months of 2011.

July 28, 2011

FlyNiki with Passenger Increase from Vienna Airport

The number of passengers departing from Vienna with Niki Lauda’s airline grew by 29% in the first half of 2011.

July 27, 2011

Kapsch TrafficCom Wins Order in Portugal

The Austrian technology company takes over installation, technical operation and maintenance of an electronic toll collection system.

July 26, 2011

Kapsch TrafficCom Awarded Major Contract in the U.S.

The American subsidiary of the Austrian technology group won a ten-year contract for the operations of an electronic toll collection system in 14 states.

July 22, 2011

Vienna Airport: Significant Increase in Passengers in the First Half of 2011

Number of passengers: plus 8.6% from January to June, plus 5.7% during June. Cargo volume is declining.

July 12, 2011

AUA with Slight Increase in Passenger Volume from January to June

A passenger increase of 1.9% was achieved despite the effects of the crises in Japan and Middle East from January to June. With 1,044,800 passengers in June, Austrian Airlines is down 1.2% on last year.

July 11, 2011

New Motor Vehicles: All-Time Record in First Half of 2011

January to June 2011: Increase of new motor vehicle registrations by 9.9 % to 245,396 vehicles; new passenger car registrations up 10.6%.

July 11, 2011

Contractual Penalty for Kapsch in Poland

The Austrian technology group did not manage to finish work on an electronic toll collection system in time. Thus, the company will have to pay a contractual penalty.

July 6, 2011

Kapsch TrafficCom Makes Important Step in Russia

A joint venture of the Austrian technology group has made it to the final stage of a tendering process for a Russian highway project.

July 1, 2011

Vienna Airport: Slight Increase in Passengers

More than 1.9 million passengers were handled by Austria’s biggest airport in May 2011. Cargo traffic declined by 14.5%.

June 15, 2011

Further Rise in New Car Registrations

Registrations of new motor vehicles in May 2011: +19.7%; passenger cars: +18.4%, lorries: +25.3%

June 10, 2011

ÖBB with Capital Injection for Its Italian Freight Business

The Austrian Federal Railways’ subsidiary Linea needs additional funding in order to cover its last year’s losses of € 5.8m.

June 9, 2011

JCL Logistics Acquires Competitor in the Netherlands

The Styrian logistics provider will become market leader in the Benelux countries. The company is active in 25 countries already.

June 9, 2011

Kapsch TrafficCom Records Strong Growth in 2010/11

The Austrian technology group reported the best result in its history in the last year. EBIT almost doubled to € 48.9m.

June 8, 2011

Rail Freight Transport Increased in 2010

The volume of goods transported on Austrian railways increased by 8.9% in the last year. However, it is still below the level of 2008.

May 31, 2011

AUA Give Up Their Focus on CEE

Austrian Airlines are going to improve their connections to Western Europe at the expense of their destinations in the East. The company is currently serving 46 airports in CEE.

May 30, 2011

Volume in Road Freight Transport Decreased by 1.7% in 2010

According to calculations by Statistics Austria, road freight transport has still not recovered from the crisis. VCÖ, by contrast, counted more trucks on Austrian roads.

May 27, 2011

Flughafen Wien Group: 4.8% Increase in Net Profit

Revenue: plus 6.9% to € 131.5m, net profit: € 19.8m. Traffic: plus 5.5% to 4.1 million.

May 26, 2011

Vienna Airport: Plus 23.6% in Passengers During April 2011

Strong growth due to effects of the volcanic ash cloud in past year.

May 12, 2011

Still Rise in New Car Registrations

Registrations of new motor vehicles in April 2011: +2.4%; passenger cars: +5.0%, lorries: -0.1%

May 10, 2011

Surprising Profit at ASFINAG

With an annual result of € 339m for 2010, the Austrian motorway financing company had much better results than expected.

May 6, 2011

Significant Rise in Air Travel

Air passenger transport in Austria increased by 7.9% in 2010. The biggest growth rates were observed at Vienna International Airport.

April 30, 2011

Doppelmayr Scores € 105m Contract

Doppelmayr Italia GmbH was awarded the contract for the construction of the new ropeway on the Mont Blanc.

April 29, 2011

Vienna International Airport: Kirschner is the New Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Ewald Kirschner will temporarily lead the Supervisory Board until CEO Christoph Herbst takes over the chair again. Opinions are divided concerning the privatization of the company.

April 27, 2011

Shipping on the Danube is Far Below its Potential

Capacities are only being utilized in modest proportions on Austria’s main waterway. Investments in expansion would be necessary.

April 23, 2011
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