Austrian Airlines is Austria’s largest airline as well as flag carrier of Austria and is assumed to be a low cost air carrier. It is headquartered in the grounds of Vienna International Airport in Schwechat. It was established as Österreichische Luftverkehrs AG through the merger of Air Austria and Austrian Airways and began operations on 30 September 1957. The domestic service by this airline was launched on 1 May 1963 and it began transatlantic services on 1 April 1969 with a Vienna via Brussels to New York service in co-operation with Sabena.
The first Jet Airliner, “Sud Aviation Caravelle” was ordered by Austrian Airlines on 18 February 1963 and this Jet Airliner started to operate from 1973. Austrian Airlines started to standardize its fleet in a short period of time in favor of 9 Douglas DC-9-32. These Douglas serve for many years on short and medium-haul flights. In year 1977, it became the first Customer for the DC-9-80 (or McDonnell Douglas MD-80) along with Swissair.
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Austrian Airlines offers cheap flight tickets on various routes. It operates for worldwide route network with about 130 destinations. The most flights are operated in Central and Eastern Europe, with 43 destinations. Its favorable geographical location in the heart of Europe, Austrian’s home airport of Vienna, is a famous and ideal hub between East and West. The Austrian Airline is also famous for having best hospitality and quality. It is also member of the Star Alliance and a fully integrated partner of Miles & More. The main destinations with 448 flights for this airline are Frankfurt to Vienna, Vienna to Frankfurt with 439 flights, Vienna to Zurich with 396 flights and Vienna to Dusseldorf with 373 flights on weekly basis. Occasional flights are also operated by it from Graz to Zakinthos, Vienna to Karpathos and Vienna to Dusseldorf. Its fleet is consisted of 42 aircrafts which include Airbus A319, A320-200, A321-100, and A321-200. There are Boeing aircrafts such as 737-600, 737-700, 737-700, 737-700, 767-300ER, and 777-200ER that serve to various destinations. A large number of flights are also offered for Dubai and UAE.
Three types of cabin services are available in its aircrafts; Business Class, First Class, and Economy Class. The passengers of First Class are provided priority check-in, access to exclusive lounges, comfortable leather seats with extra leg room, extra luggage allowance, and premium meals and drinks. The passengers of Economy class are offered comfortable seats that are 44 cm wide and recline 120 degrees to allow passengers to sleep comfortably. All passengers are offered a wide variety of entertainment, such as movies, music, and computer games. Austrian Airlines strives to provide exceptional customer service and year 2011 it won the title of World's Best Business Class Airline Catering for Product Quality at the 2011 World Airline Awards in Paris. Thus Austrian Airlines offers luxurious air travel facilities to customers.
The cheap flight’s tickets for Austrian Airlines can be booked online in some simple steps. It is known to provide best services to the passengers. The members of cabin crews are known for being friendly, charming and helpful. Due to providing best services in affordable price, it has won “stal Cabin Award” for the Europe Seat and the "Best Wine of the Wing".