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Austrian Airlines Long Haul Fleet  
User currently offlineAirzim From Zimbabwe, joined Jun 2001, 1392 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3227 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 onlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5226 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3182 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, 1392 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 19 hours ago) and read 3038 times:

That explains it. Appreciate that very much.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 18 hours ago) and read 2990 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, 4164 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 17 hours ago) and read 2948 times:

You mean this photo

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User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2939 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 15 hours ago) and read 2861 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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