Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Auf Wiedersehen Lauda! Hello Austrian.  
User currently offlineWhite Eagle From Australia, joined May 2001, 61 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

These are the words plastered across a huge billboard in Sydney, Australia.

It looks like the Austrian Airlines group has decided to start flying under the "Austrian" name on flights to Australia.

The billboard then proceeds to say:

"New Name - Same Smile"

Austrian
By Lauda (in small letters)

As mentioned in previous threads, the flights to Australia will use the standard OS numbering from the end of March and not use the 3000 series reserved for what were previously NG operated flights.

It means that a sad end in Lauda's 16 year history of flying to Australia in its own name will end and being the only airline to have cabin crew wear Levis Jeans. How sad!

I used to real enjoy flying them up until a few years ago and since Niki Lauda left, that entrepreneurial spirit seems to have left the airline. I guess it was only time before OS assimilated Lauda.

8 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineVHTAE From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2284 times:

I was coming home from work today and noticed the same billboard at the new docklands development in Melbourne. It's sad to see Lauda lose it's name and let's hope Austrian keep flying to Australia.

User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

I don't think Austrian have any intention of pulling out. I was talking to their rep the other day at work, and they are increasing rather than decreasing flights, not to mention they are investing in Advertising & a whole lot of new fare products. That's a lot of infrastructure to get in order just to pull out. I can't wait to see the 777 in the Austrian livery.

User currently offlineThestooges From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

So I therfor assume that the 772's will definitely be repainted in Austrian colours as the above post states.

User currently offlineSU184 From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 236 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

Maybe they'll switch to A340's, any info about that!

User currently offlinePhaeton From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 406 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

Those words remind me a bit of Ryanair who painted one of their planes to attack Lufthansa.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Joan Martorell



Cheers!



"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.", Winston Churchill
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

They cancelled the last 77..and are taking three 738's instead. I don't know delivery dates.

User currently offlineMaxfly From Austria, joined Oct 2003, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

don'tknow about the F/As but the aircraft are definitely not going to be repainted - although the flights to SYD/MEL will operate as OS 001 and OS 007 resp., they will still be flown by Lauda's 777s and the brand is not going to vanish in favor of OS - so, you won't see the ludicrous new OS livery for a long time in Australia...

Markus


User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

I don't have any sentimental feelings about Lauda brand, so I'm more than happy to see them flying to KUL/SYD/MEL under Austrian banner now. Most people I met haven't got a clue which country Lauda's from - at least Austrian is already a household name.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Lauda And Austrian posted Wed Sep 28 2005 05:47:18 by Daron4000
Ryanair: "Auf Wiedersehen Lufthansa"? posted Mon Jul 12 2004 17:38:05 by FJWH
Is Lauda Now Austrian? posted Sat Mar 6 2004 03:36:51 by Qantasflyer
Cold War Between Lauda And Austrian posted Fri Oct 20 2000 16:10:49 by ZRH
Austrian 777 (ex Lauda) Question posted Wed Sep 14 2005 16:59:45 by LX001
Lauda Air 777 In Austrian Cs? Update? posted Fri Jul 8 2005 18:23:04 by The777Man
Austrian/Lauda Fleet Questions posted Sun Dec 5 2004 21:08:39 by FLYYUL
What's With Austrian And Lauda Air? posted Tue Sep 14 2004 08:02:45 by Mulder
Lauda Is Now Austrian posted Fri Jun 25 2004 20:44:10 by Captover
Lauda Air 777 To Be Painted In Austrian Colours? posted Tue Jun 22 2004 18:34:35 by TR