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Austrian Airlines Long Haul Fleet  
User currently offlineAirzim From Zimbabwe, joined Jun 2001, 1187 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

I was thinking today that I can't recall AUA using any aircraft that would allow them to fly long haul except for their present fleet of A340's and A330's. I do remember OS using A310's about 5 years ago, but before that what planes did OS use to fly to NY? I can't recall any DC-10's, L1011's, 747's, 707's, 767's etc. Or did they even fly to New York prior to the A310 deliveries.

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User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 4981 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

Austrian first became an intercontinental carrier on April 1, 1969, when it entered into an agreement with Sabena, operating a daily Vienna - Brussels - New York flight. They used 2 of SN's 707s, one of which was painted in Austrian Airlines colors.


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The service was discontinued on March 31, 1971. Only when the first A310, arrived in 1986, Austrian again started serving New York, and later that year Tokyo via Moscow.


User currently offlineAirzim From Zimbabwe, joined Jun 2001, 1187 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2347 times:

That explains it. Appreciate that very much.

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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2299 times:

I recall also seeing photos of a DC-8 in Austrian livery as well, also used in the 60's/70's VIE-JFK vv.

User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4162 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2257 times:

You mean this photo

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Peter



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User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2170 times:

Of course today AUA also has a fleet from Lauda to add under their wings...


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I wonder when it would lose its Lauda titles and take on Austrian livery (or is that a no-no?)


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