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Austria (Österreich), republic in central Europe, bounded on the north by the Czech Republic; on the northeast by Slovakia; on the east by Hungary; on the south by Slovenia, Italy, and Switzerland; and on the west by Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Germany. Austria is about 580 km (about 360 mi) long and has an area of 83,858 sq km (32,378 sq mi). Vienna (Wien) is the country's capital and largest city

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August 19, 2017

White Sparrow is a company based Salzburg W.A. Mozart (SZG) with focus in special aircharter [added]

July 20, 2017

Ritter Trade & Aviation Consulting [added] >Knaus Helicopter [added] >Heli Austria [added]

July 16, 2017

easyJet is planning to set up a European subsidiary, named easyJet Europe [added], in Vienna

Airlines

3-Städte Linietia   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1924* - 1924*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Aero Lloyd Austria   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2003)
Comments : Niki came from former Aero Lloyd Austria operation following it's acquisition by Niki Lauda. Launched as FlyNiki in 2003 with operations started on 28Nov2003. Renamed to Niki on 12Feb2004
Genealogy : Aero Lloyd Austria +>FlyNiki >Niki
Airline Code : HG : AYP
Aero-Transport (Aero Transport Flugbetriebgesellschaft)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1958 - 1964
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air A!ps   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2014
Comments : Air A!ps started operations on 28Mar1999 as KLM alps & ceased on 28Feb2014
Genealogy : KLM alps (Switzerland) >Air A!ps
Airline Code : A6 : LPV
Air Austria   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

(1957)
Comments : Austrian was formed 30Sep1957 through the merger of Air Austria and Austrian Airways & called Austrian Airlines which began operations on 31Mar1958
Genealogy : Air Austria + Austrian Airways =>Austrian Airlines >Austrian
Airline Code :  
Air Independence   
Status : Active

Dates :

2015* - date
Comments : Air Independence appears to belong to she same parent as the German airline of the same name
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Kärnten   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2015)
Comments : Air Kärnten was to commence flights from Klagenfurt, Austria to London Southend but status changed to reflect airline unlikely to start
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Salzburg   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 1996*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Aircom   
Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Aircraft Innsbruck   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1958* - 1980
Comments : Tyrolean Airways was established in 1958 as Aircraft Innsbruck. It adopted the title Tyrolean Airways when scheduled services began on 01Apr1980
Genealogy : Aircraft Innsbruck >Tyrolean Airways >Austrian arrows >>Austrian
Airline Code : ZJ : ---
Airlink Luftverkehrsgesellschaft   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1984 - 2001*
Comments : Provides an air taxi and executive charter services. was founded in 1984 & provides an air taxi and executive charter services.
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : JAR
AlpenAir (Alpen Air)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1968 - 1992*
Comments : Amadeus Air was formed as AlpenAir. Regional charter passenger and cargo airline that ceased operations
Genealogy : AlpenAir >Amadeus Air
Airline Code :  
Amadeus Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1995
Comments : Amadeus Air was formed as AlpenAir. Regional charter passenger and cargo airline that ceased operations
Genealogy : AlpenAir >Amadeus Air
Airline Code : AM : AMU
Amerer Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 2009
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : AMK
Amira Air   
Status : Active

Dates :

2004* - date
Comments : Amira Air was founded in 2004 by investor Ronny Pecik. Rebranded to LaudaMotion following its takeover by ex-Formula 1 driver Niki Lauda in Dec2015. Started operations in 2016
Genealogy : Amira Air >LaudaMotion
Airline Code :  
Art Aviation   
Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Austria-Flugdienst (Austria Airways)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1958 - 1964
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Austriair   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2010)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Austrian   
Status : Active

Dates :

2003 - date
Comments : Austrian was formed 30Sep1957 through the merger of Air Austria and Austrian Airways & called Austrian Airlines which began operations on 31Mar1958
Genealogy : Air Austria + Austrian Airways =>Austrian Airlines >Austrian
Airline Code : OS : AUA
Austrian Air Services   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1991* - 1994
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : Austrian Air Services >>Tyrolean Airways >Austrian arrows >>Austrian
Airline Code :  
Austrian Air Transport (AAT) (Oesterreichische Flugbetriebs)  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1964 - 2001
Comments : Austrian Air Transport (AAT) was established by Austrian Airlines in 1964 for IT and charter services. Used aircraft leased from parent company, Austrian Airlines. Incorporated into Lauda Air [Lauda Air was established in Apr1979 by former racing driver Niki Lauda but did not begin operations until 1985. First european operator Canadair Regional Jet. Incorporated Austrian Air Transport (AAT) in 2001. Scheduled and charter passenger airline. Rebranded to Austrian myHoliday on 06Apr2013]
Genealogy : Austrian Air Transport (AAT) >>Lauda Air >Austrian myHoliday
Airline Code : OB : ---
Austrian Airlines (AUA) (Oesterreichische Luftverkhrs)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1958 - 2003
Comments : Austrian was formed on 30Sep1957 through the merger of Air Austria and Austrian Airways & called Austrian Airlines which began operations on 31Mar1958
Genealogy : Air Austria + Austrian Airways =>Austrian Airlines >Austrian
Airline Code :  
Austrian Airways   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

(1957)
Comments : Austrian was formed on 30Sep1957 through the merger of Air Austria and Austrian Airways & called Austrian Airlines which began operations on 31Mar1958
Genealogy : Air Austria + Austrian Airways =>Austrian Airlines >Austrian
Airline Code :  
Austrian arrows  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2003 - 2015
Comments : AUSTRIAN ARROWS was founded in 1958 as AIRCRAFT INNSBRUCK. Renamed to TYROLEAN AIRWAYS in 1980. Acquired by Austrian Airlines in 1998 and rebranded to current name in 2003. Austrian arrows started operations on 16Sep2003 & ceased on 31Mar2015. Regional air carrier
Genealogy : Tyrolean Airways >Austrian arrows >>Austrian
Airline Code : VO : TYR
Austrian Lufthansa Cargo   
Status : Active

Dates :

2010 - date
Comments : Cooperation between Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo kicked off successfully on 01Jul2010 when Austrian Lufthansa Cargo launched services
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Austrian myHoliday  updated
Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Comments : Lauda Air was established in Apr1979 by former racing driver Niki Lauda but did not begin operations until 1985. First european operator Canadair Regional Jet. Incorporated Austrian Air Transport (AAT) in 2001. Scheduled and charter passenger airline. Rebranded to Austrian myHoliday on 06Apr2013
Genealogy : Austrian Air Transport (AAT) >>Lauda Air >Austrian myHoliday
Airline Code :  
AustroJet (BFS (Business Flight Salzburg))   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006 - 2009
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : AUJ
Avcon Jet   
Status : Active

Dates :

2008* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : OAJ
Avia-Consult Flugbetrieb   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989 - 2000
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
B.A.C.H. Flubetriebs   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2002* - 2002*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : B4 : BCF
Bannert Air   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1998* - 1998*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : BBA
Charter Air   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : CHW
City Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1974 - 1974
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
City-Jet Luftfahrt   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 1999
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : CIT
Clevair   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2005* - 2007
Comments : Robin Hood Aviation was founded as Clevair
Genealogy : Clevair >Robin Hood Aviation
Airline Code :  
Club Airways   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2003 - 2006*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Common Sky   
Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Comments : MAPJet was renamed to Common Sky. Operates & maintains exclusive business jets
Genealogy : MAPJet >Common Sky
Airline Code : -- : MPF
Comtel Aviation   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1989* - 2011
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : COE
Eagle Aviation Luftfarhrt   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

2001* - 2002*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : ZN : EAV
Easy Aviation   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008* - 2013*
Comments : Easy Aviation was a Business/Private Charter carrier operating Fairchild Dornier 328-310 328JET out of Salzburg W.A. Mozart (SZG)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
easyJet Europe  added
Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Comments : easyJet is planning to set up a European subsidiary, named easyJet Europe in Vienna
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Europ Star   
Status : Active

Dates :

2006* - date
Comments : Europ Star operates exclusive business jets out of Klagenfurt Airport
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Eurowings Europe   
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Comments : Eurowings Europes' maiden flight was Vienna-Alicante on 23Jun2016
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Fairline   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2004
Comments : Fairline was founded in 2003
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
FDP Aircaft   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Flex Ops   
Status : Active

Dates :

2005* - date
Comments : Flex Ops is a Business/Private Charter operating out of Vienna International (VIE)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Fly ETH   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2014)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
FlyNiki   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2003 - 2004
Comments : Niki came from former Aero Lloyd Austria operation following it's acquisition by Niki Lauda. Launched as FlyNiki in 2003 with operations started on 28Nov2003. Renamed to Niki on 12Feb2004
Genealogy : Aero Lloyd Austria +>FlyNiki >Niki
Airline Code :  
GlobeAir   
Status : Active

Dates :

2007* - date
Comments : GlobeAir was founded in 2007
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : GAC
GreenAir   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2013)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Grossmann Air Service   
Status : Active

Dates :

1991* - date
Comments : Grossmann Air Service was formed in 1991 by Hans and Dagmar Grossmann
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : HTG
Heli Austria  added
Status : Active

Dates :

2007 - date
Comments : The first predecessor of Heli Austria was Ritter Trade & Aviation Consulting as from 1984. With assistance from Niki Lauda, services with a Hughes 530 F were offered. Renamed to Knaus Helicopter after the founder of the company, Johann Knaus died in an air accident. In 2007, the company filed for insolvency . It came to a settlement and a continuation under the name Heli Austria
Genealogy : Ritter Trade & Aviation Consulting >Knaus Helicopter >Heli Austria
Airline Code :  
Intersky Aviation  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2015
Comments : Intersky Aviation was formed in Nov2001 and began operations on 25Mar2002. Scheduled regional passenger carrier formed by Renate Moser based Berne but Austrian registered
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 3L : ISK
Jetalliance   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996 - 2016*
Comments : Jetalliance was founded in 1996 but now appears to be 'Inactive'
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : JAG
Jetfly Airlines   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1997* - 2009*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : JFL
Knaus Helicopter  added
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1992* - 2007
Comments : The first predecessor of Heli Austria was Ritter Trade & Aviation Consulting as from 1984. With assistance from Niki Lauda, services with a Hughes 530 F were offered. Renamed to Knaus Helicopter after the founder of the company, Johann Knaus died in an air accident. In 2007, the company filed for insolvency . It came to a settlement and a continuation under the name Heli Austria
Genealogy : Ritter Trade & Aviation Consulting >Knaus Helicopter >Heli Austria
Airline Code :  
Lauda Air  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1985 - 2013
Comments : Lauda Air was established in Apr1979 by former racing driver Niki Lauda but did not begin operations until 1985. First european operator Canadair Regional Jet. Incorporated Austrian Air Transport (AAT) in 2001. Scheduled and charter passenger airline. Rebranded to Austrian myHoliday on 06Apr2013
Genealogy : Austrian Air Transport (AAT) >>Lauda Air >Austrian myHoliday
Airline Code : NG : LDA
LaudaMotion   
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Comments : Amira Air was founded in 2004 by investor Ronny Pecik. Rebranded to LaudaMotion following its takeover by ex-Formula 1 driver Niki Lauda in Dec2015. Started operations in 2016
Genealogy : Amira Air >LaudaMotion
Airline Code :  
LTU Austria   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2008
Comments : LTU Austria was set up by LTU and Billa, Austria's largest retail chain. It obtained its AOC on 01Apr2004 Ceased operations in 2008 but restarted as Flynext in 2011
Genealogy : LTU Austria >Flynext
Airline Code : L3 : LTO
Luxe Aviation   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007* - 2008*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : LAV
Magna Air   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1996* - 2001
Comments : Jet 2000 was formed as a charter airline by the name Magna Air in 1999
Genealogy : Magna Air >Jet 2000
Airline Code : -- : MGR
MaliAIR   
Status : Active

Dates :

1994 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : MAE
MAPJet   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2002* - 2012
Comments : MAPJet was renamed to Common Sky
Genealogy : MAPJet >Common Sky
Airline Code : AQ : MPJ
Mjet Aviation   
Status : Active

Dates :

2008* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Montana   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1976 - 1981
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : OF : ---
Niki  updated
Status : Active

Dates :

2004 - date
Comments : Niki came from former Aero Lloyd Austria operation following it's acquisition by Niki Lauda. Launched as FlyNiki in 2003 with operations started on 28Nov2003. Renamed to Niki on 12Feb2004 & its first flight with an A.320 from Vienna to Dusseldorf was on 16Feb2004
Genealogy : Aero Lloyd Austria +>FlyNiki >Niki
Airline Code : HG : NLY
Oesterreichische Inlands und Regional-fludienst   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1993* - 1994
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : >Austrian arrows >>Austrian
Airline Code :  
ÖLAG (Österreichische Luftverkehrs AG) (Austrian Airlines)  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1923 - 1939
Comments : First aircraft operated by ÖLAG flew from Vienna to Munich on 14May1923. Absorbed into Deutsche Lufthansa after the German annexation of Austria [INTERFLUG was renamed from DEUTSCHE LUFTHANSA (First flight was on 16Sep1955 & scheduled services began on 04Feb1956. Absorbed OLAG after the German annexation of Austria (1939). Ceased operations following German reunification on 03Oct1990 . It had met opposition from West Germany, with a court case in Bern awarding the Lufthansa trademark to the West German company. It was announced on 07Feb1991 that Interflug with its then 2,900 employees and 20 aircraft would be liquidated. International and regional passenger and cargo airline]
Genealogy : ÖLAG (Österreichische Luftverkehrs AG) >>Deutsche Lufthansa >Interflug
Airline Code :  
People's Vienna Line   
Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Comments : People's Vienna Line had its maiden flight on the 27Mar2011
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Pink Aviation Services   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1995* - 2006*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
PTL Airlines   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2008)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Rheintalflug Seewald   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1973 - 2002
Comments : Rheintalflug Seewald was founded in 1973. Completion of Rheintalflug's integration into Tyrolean Airways was on 01Oct2002
Genealogy : Rheintalflug Seewald >>Tyrolean Airways >Austrian arrows >Austrian
Airline Code : WE : RTL
Ritter Trade & Aviation Consulting  added
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1984* - 1992*
Comments : The first predecessor of Heli Austria was Ritter Trade & Aviation Consulting as from 1984. With assistance from Niki Lauda, services with a Hughes 530 F were offered. Renamed to Knaus Helicopter after the founder of the company, Johann Knaus died in an air accident. In 2007, the company filed for insolvency . It came to a settlement and a continuation under the name Heli Austria
Genealogy : Ritter Trade & Aviation Consulting >Knaus Helicopter >Heli Austria
Airline Code :  
Robin Hood Aviation   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007 - 2011
Comments : On 23Aug2011 Robin Hood Aviation filed for insolvency and ceased operations the following day
Genealogy : Clevair >Robin Hood Aviation
Airline Code : RH : ---
S-Air Salzburg   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2015)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Styria Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1970 - 1970
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Styrian Spirit   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2006
Comments : Styrian Spirit was established on 25Dec2002, & started operations on 24Mar2003. It ceased operations on 24Mar 2006, and filed for bankruptcy after failing to secure fresh financing.. Based in Graz and operated regional jets within Germany with links to Austria's car industry
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : Z2 : STY
Teamline   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002 - 2006
Comments : Teamline was founded in 2001
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Tyrolean Airways (Tiroler Luftfahrt)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1980 - 2003
Comments : Tyrolean Airways was established in 1958 as Aircraft Innsbruck. It adopted the title Tyrolean Airways when scheduled services began on 01Apr1980.
Genealogy : Tyrolean Airways >Austrian arrows >>Austrian
Airline Code : VO : TYR
Tyrolean Jet Service   
Status : Active

Dates :

1978 - date
Comments : Tyrolean Jet Service was founded in 1958 as Aircraft Innsbruck, by Christian Schwemberger-Swarovski and Gernot Langes-Swarovski. In 1978, the firm was renamed and restructured as Tyrolean Airways, combining airline, air ambulance and business travel operations
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : TJS
UTAG-Linzer Taxifluggesellschaft)   
Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
VIP-Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1973 - 2000
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : VPI
Welcome Air   
Status : Active

Dates :

2000 - date
Comments : Welcome Air started operations on 22May2000 with a small scheduled, domestic network out of Innsbruk
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 2W : WLC
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