Austrian Airlines has been an essential Partner for more than 60 years
To date 3.5 million passengers from Salzburg to Frankfurt/ Austrian operates on behalf of Lufthansa/ important economic connection to the German metropolis/ Austrian Airlines is an essential partner for Salzburg
Today at 10:10 a.m. Bettina Ganghofer, CEO of Salzburg Airport, welcomed the guests from Frankfurt together with Divisional Head of Aviation Christopher Losmann. The Embraer landed with a 10-minutes delay at the airport and the disembarking passengers received a Mozartkugel each, a typical Salzburger little treat.
“Despite the bitter cold, all passengers were in a great mood and the aircraft was almost full. The flights from Salzburg to Frankfurt and to Vienna are usually very well booked, which is vital for our economic region. And, of course, the airline benefits from a high capacity utilization as well”, says Bettina Ganghofer.
Austrian Airlines stands for quality, tradition and a piece of home. In times when European aviation is going through a process of change, it is all the more important to receive clear and positive messages from the Austrian Head Office in Vienna.
“CEO Alexis von Hoensbroech only recently announced the new strategic alignment of Austrian Airlines, allowing the company to remain a powerful brand on the aviation market. What is important to us is that the connections to Frankfurt and Vienna will not be concerned from these changes”, says Christopher Losmann, Divisional Head of Aviation.
3.5 million passengers within the last few years on the route from Frankfurt to Salzburg clearly signal how well this route is booked and how important it is for the economy, industry and tourism. Frankfurt has always played an essential role in bringing guests to Salzburg. In the course of the years, Aero Lloyd, Austrian Airlines, Tyrolean, Lufthansa and Laudaair have successfully operated services from Frankfurt to Salzburg. Part of the new strategic orientation is rationalizing the fleet, which means that the Dash-8 was replaced by the Airbus A320. This measure is to be welcomed, since the A320 is quieter, cheaper to run and requires fewer maintenance intervals. In addition, more passengers may be transported without raising the number of flight movements or even decreasing the same.
Of course, it is to be regretted that the new strategic alignment also means that aircraft bases at regional airports have to be closed and will be centralized in Vienna in the future. This also applies to the crews. However, the good cooperation over the last decades proves that the national carrier is a very reliable partner. For more than 60 years Austrian has been a benchmark on the Austrian market and the red and white airplanes will not disappear from the sky in Salzburg!