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Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a land-locked country in Central Europe composed of nine federated states, one of which is Vienna, Austria's capital and its largest city. Austria occupies an area of 83,879 km² and has a population of nearly 9 million people.

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines will be offering food and beverages in Economy Class in 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 17, 2020 19:45

In the near future, Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines will be offering g their customers a new range of services in Economy Class. Starting in spring 2021, passengers on short ... Read More

Austria prepares for full lockdown as number of new COVID-19 cases soars

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 14, 2020 16:27

Austria has recently seen a sharp increase in new daily cases of coronavirus and, according to the local media, the country will switch from mild anti-COVID-19 restrictions to a complete ... Read More

Several people killed, wounded in Vienna Islamist terror attack

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 2, 2020 22:07

Several people carried out a terrorist attack in central Vienna on Monday, in which a number of people were killed and many people were injured, the Vienna police reported today. ... Read More

Lufthansa Group: Over €3.2 billion in airline ticket refunds paid

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 9, 2020 06:08

In the current year, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group have so far reimbursed over 3.2 billion euros to a total of over 7.3 million customers (as of 7 October ... Read More

Lufthansa: Over €3 billion paid in ticket refunds

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 2, 2020 06:10

In the current year, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group have so far reimbursed over three billion euros to a total of over seven million customers (as of 30 September ... Read More

Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines test in-flight shopping platform SKYdeals

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 30, 2020 09:25

Due to the current corona pandemic, offers on board had to be restricted. This also applies to onboard sales. To give customers the opportunity to shop above the clouds again, ... Read More

Lufthansa Group: €2.8 billion in airline ticket refunds already paid

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 18, 2020 05:58

In the current year, the airlines in the Lufthansa Group have so far reimbursed around 2.8 billion euros to a total of 6.6 million customers (as of 16 September 2020). ... Read More

Lufthansa: €2.7 billion in ticket refunds already paid

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 11, 2020 15:53

In the current year, the airlines in the Lufthansa Group have so far reimbursed around 2.7 billion euros to a total of 6.3 million customers (as of 09.09.2020). In arithmetical ... Read More

Lufthansa processes €2.6 billion in refund claims from first half of the year

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 4, 2020 15:47

In the current year, the airlines in the Lufthansa Group have so far reimbursed around 2.6 billion euros to a total of 6 million customers (as of 02.09.2020). The justified ... Read More

Lufthansa Group airlines: Over €2.5 billion in ticket costs reimbursed so far

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 28, 2020 16:05

In the current year, the airlines in the Lufthansa Group have so far reimbursed over 2.5 billion euros to a total of 5.6 million customers (as of August 24, 2020). ... Read More

Lufthansa Group airlines tighten face mask rules

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 24, 2020 15:22

The airlines of the Lufthansa Group are restricting the exceptions from the obligation to wear a mask on board their flights. From 1 September 2020, an exemption from the obligation ... Read More

Air India Halts Flights: Madrid, Milan, Copenhagen, Vienna, Stockholm

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 12, 2020 23:34

Air India announced that it will stop flights to at least 5 European destinations due to of a drop in passenger demand for these destinations. The national carrier is citing ... Read More

Lufthansa Group: 50 percent of the fleet back in the air

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 29, 2020 15:29

Due to the significant changes in the booking wishes of their passengers, the airlines in the Lufthansa Group are switching from short-term to longer-term flight planning and are now completing ... Read More

Lufthansa Group to cut 22,000 jobs

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 15, 2020 18:52

Last week, the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG informed the representatives of the trade unions Verdi (Vereinigte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft), VC (Vereinigung Cockpit) and Ufo (Unabhängige Flugbegleiter Organisation) about the current ... Read More

Czech Republic drops Germany, Hungary & Austria travel bans

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 4, 2020 15:42

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis announced today that after re-opening of the border with Slovakia yesterday, Czech Republic will end travel restrictions for Germany, Hungary and Austria tomorrow. The minister ... Read More

Lufthansa Group airlines significantly expand service in June

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 14, 2020 15:26

With the June flight schedule, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group are significantly expanding their services compared with the previous weeks operation. Lufthansa, SWISS and Eurowings are again adding numerous ... Read More

Lufthansa, Eurowings and SWISS to take off again with 160 aircraft in June

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 8, 2020 15:49

Starting in June, Lufthansa, Eurowings and SWISS will be offering monthly restart schedules to significantly more destinations in Germany and Europe than in the past few weeks. The repatriation schedules ... Read More

German interior minister: Reckless re-opening of borders doesn’t help anyone

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2020 18:11

Germany's Federal Minister of the Interior today said that no one wants to restrict citizens’ freedom of movement longer than is absolutely necessary. But the reckless re-opening of borders, could later ... Read More

€190 and you’re free to go: Vienna airport offers on-site COVID-19 test

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2020 17:36

Vienna International Airport will be offering an on-site coronavirus test to all passengers arriving at Flughafen Wien. Austrian health officials require everyone arriving in the country by air to provide ... Read More

Lufthansa Group grounds Austrian Airlines

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020 16:25

The Lufthansa Group carrier Austrian Airlines will temporarily suspend scheduled flight operations as of Thursday, 19 March 2020. Austrian Airlines is thus reacting to the entry restrictions imposed by many ... Read More

Austrian Airlines is suspending operation as of March 19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 16, 2020 13:36

Austrian Airlines will suspend all flights between March 19 and March 28 due to Coronavirus. Austrian Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance and Lufthansa Group. Lufthansa all will ... Read More

California, New York and Washington declared highest risk for COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2020 19:21

California, Washington, and New York in the United States were added to the Robert Koch Institute list of highest-risk regions due to the human to human spread of Coronavirus. The ... Read More

Germany is closing borders

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2020 16:16

German authorities have decided to close the country's borders with France, Austria, and Switzerland will be closed starting Monday.  Commuters would still be allowed to travel, according to German media. German ... Read More

Austria bans France, Spain, Switzerland flights, introduces border checks

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2020 17:22

Austria will introduce border checks with Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and will ban flight connections with France, Spain and Switzerland from Monday, the government said on Friday. The Alpine country on ... Read More

Ski season finishes early in Austria on Sunday

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 13, 2020 05:14

Skiing in Austria is so much fun, and the fun will end early when all ski lifts will stop operating the end of Sunday, and hotels in Austria's ski region ... Read More

Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian, Brussels Airlines flights to USA after restrictions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2020 16:32

Are Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines still flying to the United States? US PresidentTrump yesterday banned the European Union and Switzerland from travel to the United States as ... Read More

Etihad Airways: Vienna Waits no longer

editor editor- March 10, 2020 21:10

The national airline of the UAE, Etihad Airways, will launch new daily scheduled year-round flights to Austria’s capital Vienna using a two-class Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The service will initially operate ... Read More

Traveling from Austria to Italy? Schengen Border is closed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2020 13:21

The Schengen area within the European Union is one of the biggest achievements of the EU allowing freedom of movements by their citizens and visitors without border control. This is ... Read More

COVID-19 blacklisted EU countries: Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Austria

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 6, 2020 14:53

Israel on Wednesday ordered a two-week quarantine on people arriving from France, Germany, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland over coronavirus fears, after imposing similar measures on Italy and several Asian states. ... Read More

India Tourists: Vienna Tourism Waits for You

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- February 11, 2020 02:50

Austria, that charming country in central Europe which tops the living index, has always attracted visitors from India. The reasons? Its natural beauty, musical history, and culture, to name some, ... Read More

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines halt flights to mainland China

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 3, 2020 14:51

The safety of passengers and employees is a top priority for the Lufthansa Group. After thoroughly evaluating all currently available information on the corona virus, Lufthansa Group has decided to ... Read More

Lufthansa Group cancels all flights to China

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 29, 2020 18:22

The safety of passengers and employees is a top priority for the Lufthansa Group. After thoroughly evaluating all currently available information on the coronavirus, Lufthansa Group has decided to suspend ... Read More

Lufthansa Group: 100% green electricity in home markets

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 22, 2020 16:07

Since the beginning of the year, the Lufthansa Group has exclusively been purchasing green electricity in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium. To this end, Lufthansa has acquired green power certificates, ... Read More

Transcript: Ukrainian Airlines relied on Lufthansa and other airlines before clearing PS752 for take off in Tehran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2020 10:43

Ukrainian Airlines confirmed: PS752 was cleared for takeoff in Teheran on January 8, because Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Aeroflot took off from Teheran as well and ... Read More

Ukrainian Airlines: Class-action lawyer speaks to eTurboNews

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2020 03:05

A class-action lawsuit against Ukrainian Airlines and others is about toe filed in Canada after 176 passengers were killed on PF752 over Iran. Who is responsible?  Who has to pay? ... Read More

Lufthansa Group Airlines: 145 million passengers in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 13, 2020 16:32

In 2019, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group carried a total of 145 million passengers on board. This represents an increase of 2.3 percent compared to the previous year. With ... Read More

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