One big family: the Star Alliance
The airline joins the “Star Alliance”. This link between several airlines makes flying easier for everyone.
The “Focus East” initiative is launched for the 2004 summer flight schedule. The Austrian Airlines Group is the market leader in European passenger air traffic between Eastern and Western Europe.
Austrian Airlines is the first European airline to fly to Erbil in Iraq.
A record for Austrian Airlines: Last year, it carried a total of 10.8 million passengers! Employees also move into their new office at Vienna Airport. This year, Austrian Airlines also launches the JetFriends Club, which offers you lots of exciting insider information and tips!
Austrian Airlines celebrates its 50th birthday. The “Vienna Aviation Campus” opens a huge, state-of-the-art training center for the company’s employees. Among other things, it comprises a technical school, one for flight attendants and one for pilots. Here they can all learn, practice and train!
Austrian Airlines becomes a member of the Lufthansa Group. This makes the Lufthansa Group the largest airline in Europe!
Austrian Airlines moves into the new Star Alliance terminal. You can check in particularly quickly and conveniently here. By the way: To celebrate the day, there is a surprise show, a so-called “flash mob”. All of a sudden, music starts playing and all the guests, whether visitors or travelers, dance waltzes together!
Austrian Airlines is an award-winning airline. And it’s even there in black and white: At the “World Airline Awards”, the best airlines are selected and honored. In 2013, the Austrian airline comes 6th among the best airlines in Europe!