Austrian Airlines officially welcomed its first A320neo with a “Servus A320neo” event in its hangar at Vienna Airport. A total of four Neo will be integrated into the fleet by spring 2023 increasing the red-white-red fleet from the current 61 to a total of 65 aircraft.
“This was the basis for us to add factory-new aircraft to our fleet for the first time in more than 16 years and thus take an important growth step for our company and the Vienna hub,” says Austrian Airlines CEO Annette Mann.
At the event, the newest fleet member with the registration OE-LZN was baptized “Donau-Auen”. Idea to name the four A320neo after Austrian national parks was chosen from a total of 280 employee submissions.
“The A320neo will be flown by Austrian Airlines on continental services, primarily on routes to London and Berlin, and later on also to Amsterdam and Frankfurt,” says Austrian Airlines COO Michael Trestl. “Up to 180 passengers will benefit from the comfort of our A320neo. The almost fully booked first commercial flight of our “Donau-Auen” takes off tomorrow, 19 October, with OS461 from Vienna to London.”