Austrian Airlines

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Austrian Airlines is the main airline in Austria and is a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group. Their headquarters are located at the Vienna International Airport in Schwechat. The company’s was founded in 1958. At present, it has nearly 13 million passengers across Europe, Asia and North America. The airline is considered to be a quality company, testifying to various customer surveys that give them high ratings.



Austrian Airline currently use approximately 83 aircraft. On short and medium Airbus A321, A320 and A319, Embraer 195 and Bombardier Q400. Boeing B777 and older B767 are on long flights.


Austrian allow to take with you a free luggage with a standard size of 55 x 40 x 23 cm and 8 kg. In addition, you can take a personal bag of 40 x 30 x 10 cm.

On European routes at the lowest “Economy Light” tariff, checked baggage is not included in price. You can buy it at a price of 30 € per flight. Higher tariffs (Economy Classis&Flex and Business) include one piece of luggage with the maximum dimensions per bag equal to 158 cm (width + height + depth) and weighing 23kg. If you travel to Africa or Asia, you can take one luggage weighing 23kg for free. On routes to North America you will have to pay 50 € / 60 $ per flight.

Sports equipment is transported from € 50 per flight.

Animals are transported after a previous reservation for a fee of 50-300 € depending on the size and length of the route.


Austrian offers food or snacks on shorter flights. If you fly in economy class for more than 2 hours and 45 minutes or longer. On shorter flights you can get hot and cold drinks, including Austrian beers and wines.

On long flights (B777 and B767) Austrian has an entertainment system with a built-in display with noise-cancelling headphones and USB ports in each seat.

If you pay premium economy class, you will get seats that offer plenty of space for the higher, bigger diple and choice of menus.

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