Austrian Airlines and Eurowings are repositioning themselves in Austria and reinforcing their cooperation. The common goal is to strengthen the Vienna hub and expand decentralised traffic from the Austrian federal states.
Austrian Airlines will be responsible for network planning at the Vienna hub in order to improve the management of transfer traffic. As of 1 January 2020, Eurowings will deploy four aircraft including crews in wet lease for Austrian Airlines. At the same time, Eurowings will strongly expand its presence at Salzburg Airport and increase the number of Airbus A319 aircraft stationed in the city of Mozart to a total of three.
Furthermore, Eurowings will expand its leisure flight program from Innsbruck Airport offering full charter flights to warm-water destinations. Thereby Eurowings is pursuing its strategy of consistently concentrating on decentralised routes i.e. point-to-point flight traffic.
Andreas Otto, chief commercial officer of Austrian Airlines said: “Austrian will coordinate the flights from the Vienna hub while Eurowings will handle the decentralised traffic. We will connect high-demand routes such as Barcelona, Birmingham, Nuremberg, Rome and Zadar more closely to our hub and increase the frequency of flights.”