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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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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

December 13, 2016

Flex Ops is a Business/Private Charter operating out of Vienna International (VIE) [added]

Airline

Status

Operating Dates
3-Städte Linietia   

Unsure

1924* - 1924*

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Aero Lloyd Austria   

Not started

(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

Aero-Transport (Aero Transport Flugbetriebgesellschaft)   

Inactive

1958 - 1964

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Air A!ps   

Inactive

2001 - 2014

^ Comments : Air A!ps started operations on 28Mar1999 as KLM alps & ceased on 28Feb2014

^ Genealogy : KLM alps (Switzerland) >Air A!ps

Air Austria   

Renamed

(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

Air Independence   

Active

2015* - date

^ Comments : Air Independence appears to belong to she same parent as the German airline of the same name

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Air Kärnten   

Not started

(2015)

^ Comments : Air Kärnten was to commence flights from Klagenfurt, Austria to London Southend but status changed to reflect airline unlikely to start

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Air Salzburg   

Inactive

1993* - 1996*

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Aircom   

Unconfirmed

(****)

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Aircraft Innsbruck   

Renamed

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

Airlink Luftverkehrsgesellschaft   

Unsure

1984 - 2001*

^ Comments : Provides an air taxi and executive charter services. was founded in 1984 & provides an air taxi and executive charter services.

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AlpenAir (Alpen Air)   

Renamed

1968 - 1992*

^ Comments : Amadeus Air was formed as AlpenAir. Regional charter passenger and cargo airline that ceased operations

^ Genealogy : AlpenAir >Amadeus Air

Amadeus Air   

Inactive

1995 - 1995

^ Comments : Amadeus Air was formed as AlpenAir. Regional charter passenger and cargo airline that ceased operations

^ Genealogy : AlpenAir >Amadeus Air

Amerer Air   

Inactive

1995 - 2009

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Amira Air   

Active

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

Art Aviation   

Active

2014 - date

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Austria-Flugdienst (Austria Airways)   

Inactive

1958 - 1964

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Austriair   

Not started

(2010)

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Austrian   

Active

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

Austrian Air Services   

Renamed

1991* - 1994

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^ Genealogy : Austrian Air Services >>Tyrolean Airways >Austrian arrows >>Austrian

Austrian Air Transport (AAT) (Oesterreichische Flugbetriebs)  updated

Renamed

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

Austrian Airlines (AUA) (Oesterreichische Luftverkhrs)   

Renamed

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

Austrian Airways   

Renamed

(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

Austrian arrows  updated

Renamed

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

Austrian Lufthansa Cargo   

Active

2010 - date

^ Comments : Cooperation between Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo kicked off successfully on 01Jul2010 when Austrian Lufthansa Cargo launched services

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Austrian myHoliday  updated

Active

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

AustroJet (BFS (Business Flight Salzburg))   

Inactive

2006 - 2009

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Avcon Jet   

Active

2008* - date

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Avia-Consult Flugbetrieb   

Inactive

1989 - 2000

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B.A.C.H. Flubetriebs   

Unsure

2002* - 2002*

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Bannert Air   

Unsure

1998* - 1998*

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Charter Air   

Unsure

2004* - 2006*

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City Air   

Inactive

1974 - 1974

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City-Jet Luftfahrt   

Inactive

1993 - 1999

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Clevair   

Renamed

2005* - 2007

^ Comments : Robin Hood Aviation was founded as Clevair

^ Genealogy : Clevair >Robin Hood Aviation

Club Airways   

Unsure

2003 - 2006*

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Common Sky   

Active

2012 - date

^ Comments : MAPJet was renamed to Common Sky. Operates & maintains exclusive business jets

^ Genealogy : MAPJet >Common Sky

Comtel Aviation   

Inactive

1989* - 2011

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Eagle Aviation Luftfarhrt   

Unsure

2001* - 2002*

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Easy Aviation   

Inactive

2008* - 2013*

^ Comments : Easy Aviation was a Business/Private Charter carrier operating Fairchild Dornier 328-310 328JET out of Salzburg W.A. Mozart (SZG)

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easyJet Europe  added

Planned

2018 >

^ Comments : easyJet is planning to set up a European subsidiary, named easyJet Europe in Vienna

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Europ Star   

Active

2006* - date

^ Comments : Europ Star operates exclusive business jets out of Klagenfurt Airport

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Eurowings Europe   

Active

2016 - date

^ Comments : Eurowings Europes' maiden flight was Vienna-Alicante on 23Jun2016

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Fairline   

Inactive

2004 - 2004

^ Comments : Fairline was founded in 2003

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FDP Aircaft   

Unsure

1978* - 1979*

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Flex Ops   

Active

2005* - date

^ Comments : Flex Ops is a Business/Private Charter operating out of Vienna International (VIE)

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Fly ETH   

Not started

(2014)

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FlyNiki   

Renamed

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

GlobeAir   

Active

2007* - date

^ Comments : GlobeAir was founded in 2007

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GreenAir   

Not started

(2013)

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Grossmann Air Service   

Active

1991* - date

^ Comments : Grossmann Air Service was formed in 1991 by Hans and Dagmar Grossmann

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Heli Austria  added

Active

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

Intersky Aviation  updated

Inactive

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

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Jetalliance   

Inactive

1996 - 2016*

^ Comments : Jetalliance was founded in 1996 but now appears to be 'Inactive'

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Jetfly Airlines   

Unsure

1997* - 2009*

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Knaus Helicopter  added

Renamed

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

Lauda Air  updated

Renamed

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

LaudaMotion   

Active

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

LTU Austria   

Inactive

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

Luxe Aviation   

Inactive

2007* - 2008*

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Magna Air   

Renamed

1996* - 2001

^ Comments : Jet 2000 was formed as a charter airline by the name Magna Air in 1999

^ Genealogy : Magna Air >Jet 2000

MaliAIR   

Active

1994 - date

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MAPJet   

Renamed

2002* - 2012

^ Comments : MAPJet was renamed to Common Sky

^ Genealogy : MAPJet >Common Sky

Mjet Aviation   

Active

2008* - date

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Montana   

Inactive

1976 - 1981

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Niki  updated

Active

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

Oesterreichische Inlands und Regional-fludienst   

Renamed

1993* - 1994

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^ Genealogy : >Austrian arrows >>Austrian

ÖLAG (Österreichische Luftverkehrs AG) (Austrian Airlines)  updated

Renamed

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

People's Vienna Line   

Active

2011 - date

^ Comments : People's Vienna Line had its maiden flight on the 27Mar2011

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Pink Aviation Services   

Unsure

1995* - 2006*

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PTL Airlines   

Not started

(2008)

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Rheintalflug Seewald   

Renamed

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

Ritter Trade & Aviation Consulting  added

Renamed

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

Robin Hood Aviation   

Inactive

2007 - 2011

^ Comments : On 23Aug2011 Robin Hood Aviation filed for insolvency and ceased operations the following day

^ Genealogy : Clevair >Robin Hood Aviation

S-Air Salzburg   

Not started

(2015)

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Styria Airways   

Inactive

1970 - 1970

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Styrian Spirit   

Inactive

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

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Teamline   

Inactive

2002 - 2006

^ Comments : Teamline was founded in 2001

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Tyrolean Airways (Tiroler Luftfahrt)   

Renamed

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

Tyrolean Jet Service   

Active

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

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UTAG-Linzer Taxifluggesellschaft)   

Unsure

1978* - 1979*

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VIP-Air   

Inactive

1973 - 2000

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Welcome Air   

Active

2000 - date

^ Comments : Welcome Air started operations on 22May2000 with a small scheduled, domestic network out of Innsbruk

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