Austrian has released the schedule for the last handful of Fokker 100 flights that will take place this year. The last Fokker flight will take place on December 31, but ‘OS’ announced a schedule of current Fokker destinations that will see the aircraft for the last time before the 31st.
Final Fokker Flights….
Vienna-Basel on December 27 (OS473/OS474)
Vienna-Belgrade on December 30 (OS773/OS774)
Vienna-Brussels on December 17 (OS351/OS352)
Vienna-Bucharest on December 29 (OS789/OS790)
Vienna-Chisinau on December 29 (OS655/OS656)
Vienna-Geneva on December 25 (OS575/OS576)
Vienna-Lyon on December 17 (OS403/OS404)
Vienna-Munich on December 31 (OS111/OS112)
Vienna-Skopje on December 21 (OS775 on 12/21 & OS776 on 12/22)
Vienna-Sofia on December 28 (OS793/OS794)
Vienna-Warsaw on December 27 (OS625/OS626)
The final ever Austrian Fokker 100 flights will operate between Vienna and Pristina on December 31, operating as OS777 from Vienna, and OS 778 from Pristina.
AUSTRIAN Airlines has announced plans to swap aircraft types to increase capacity and to reduce the fleet’s age.
Beginning in August of this year, OS will begin receiving 17 Embraer 195 aircraft from Lufthansa Cityline who will be migrating to CRJ900s as part of the Eurowings master plan.
A future member of the Austrian fleet…..
The 17 ERJs will phase out the Fokkers currently in the fleet and will dramatically increase capacity. Each ERJ will seat 120 passengers as compared to the 80-100 passengers that each Fokker could carry.
Additionally, the 17 ERJs were manufactured between 2009 and 2012 which in essence makes these planes nearly new as far as OS is concerned. Compare that to the Fokkers who on average are 21 years old. The ERJs also come with the metric of being 17% more efficient than the Fokkers they are replacing.
According to OS, the first ERJ to be delivered in August of this year will be used to help cross-train nearly 200 OS pilots and expectations are that the first ERJ in OS colors will enter passenger service in January 2016.
Beginning September 10, Austrian will launch daily service between Vienna and Manchester. This will compliment the 28 flights that already take place between Vienna and London each week.
The route will be flown by Fokker aircraft and will operate on the following schedule:
OS 463 will depart Vienna at 9:50am, arriving in Manchester at 11:20a.
OS 464 will depart Manchester at 1:10p, arriving in Vienna at 4:30p.