Austrian Airlines was founded in Vienna in 1957 and is Austria’s flag carrier airline. In 2009, Lufthansa bought all the shares. Austian Airlines totally owned by Lufthansa Group. The Vienna International Airport is used as a hub. At the end of 2016, 11.5 million passengers were carried at a occupancy rate of 76%.
The Austrians’ intense interest in Greece is also reflected in the flight of the airline. Airline flights are made to 17 different Greek cities seasonally, especially to holiday regions. These cities are; Cephalonia, Chania, Chios, Corfu, Kandy, Kavala, Mykonos, Mytilene, Patras, Preveze, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Volos and Zakynthos.
The airline also makes seasonal flights to cities; Bari, Lamezia Terme in Italy; Dubronik and Split in Croatia; Reykjavik in Iceland; Marrakech in Morocco; Saint Petersburg in Russia, Colombo in Sri-Lanka; Birmingham and London in the UK (London Gatwick International Airport and London Stansted Airport)
The cities where the airline is flying in the country; Graz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Linz and Salzburg.
Some of the 66 countries flying abroad; Germany, France, Bulgaria, Greece, Iran, Italy, China, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Turkey and the United States.
The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.
|Air Canada||Brussels Airlines||Luxair|
|Air China||Cathay Pacific||Montenegro Airlines|
|Air France||Croatia Airlines||Scandinavian Airlines|
|Air India||EgyptAir||Swiss International Air Lines|
|Air Malta||Ethiopian Airlines||TAP Portugal|
|All Nippon Airways||Georgian Airways||Thai Airways|
|Asiana Airlines||Germanwings||Ukrayna Havayolları|
|Atlantis European Airways||Iran Air||United Airlines|
|Bangkok Airways||LOT Polish Airlines|
Austrian Airlines offers its online check-in directly on the company’s website
Check-in start time
Starting from 47 hours before the flight and continues until 45 minutes prior the scheduled flight.
Click the button below to check in online.
To check in at the airport, check the closing times of the check-in counter on the Austrian Airlines website. If you are not at the airport in time, you will not be able to board the plane and you will lose all your rights on the purchased flight ticket.
The airline Austrian Airlines is allowed to take a small piece of luggage with the dimensions 55 x 40 x 23 cm as hand luggage on board the aircraft. Passengers traveling in economy class should ensure that the luggage weighs no more than 8 kg. Two 8 kg luggage can be carried in Business Class. In addition, the passenger may take another personal item into the cabin with the maximum dimensions of 40 x 30 x 10 cm. Liquids must be packaged according to applicable EU regulations.
At the check-in desk, passengers on a flight of Austrian Airlines can carry two luggage in the Business Class up to a maximum weight of 32 kg and in Economy Class a luggage up to 23 kg. (One exception is the Economy Light rate available on domestic routes, which does not include a free baggage.) There is also a limit to the size of the suitcase or bag. Thus the maximum size is 158 centimeters in the sum of all sides. Under two years of age are entitled to a free baggage of 23 kg each.
If the indicated dimensions and the maximum transport weight are not sufficient, for example in the case of over-luggage, or special luggage such as musical instruments, Austrian Airlines will charge extra charges. The additional fees vary between 50 and 450 euros and depend on the route and the dimensions. For sport luggage, a lump sum of 50 euros (inner-European) or 100 euros (intercontinental) must be paid in the event of an excess of the free baggage allowance. Ski or snowboard equipment is excluded from the package. These can be transported on most routes free of charge (not in the Economy Light tariff). For any sports bag, you must contact the airline by phone or via a contact form.
To make a comfortable trip with Austrian Airlines, you must choose the right seat. In general, if you want to travel in a good seat, you should choose your seat in advance and disregard some extra fees if necessary.
Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.
Austrian Airlines, a subsidiary of Lufthansa, offers its passengers the Miles & More program as it does in Lufthansa as a loyalty program. If you want to be a Miles & More member, you can register at the airline’s website. Mileage accrual applies not only to Austria Airlines flights but also to other Star Alliance member airlines.
Europe’s leading frequent flyer program offers numerous advantages
Miles & More is considered to be the most widely used frequenting program in Europe. The reason for this lies in the numerous advantages that one has by membership. Overall, the program offers four categories that lead to membership. These include Miles-and-More participants, Frequent Traveler, Senator and Hon-Circle members. The special feature of the program is that you as a Hon-Circle member must collect a total of 600,000 miles in two consecutive calendar years. As a standard member of Miles and More, you only have to collect a flight mile to become a member.
Detailed information about airline’s paid and free catering services will be updated on this page soon.
Especially in long distances, Austrian Airlines offers in-flight entertainment, so you can enjoy your flight without getting bored.
The airline offers you movies, music, TV shows and more entertainment options that will allow you to travel without getting bored.
Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with Austrian Airlines.
Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.
The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about Austrian Airlines lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.