HB-IWC From Greece, joined Sep 2000, 4418 posts, RR: 75 Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2401 times:
A connection between Vienna and Singapore, two Star Alliance hubs, has been long overdue. Ever since SQ abandoned the route, last flown thrice weekly with A343 in codeshare with OS, there has been no direct link between the two cities.
Also, this new flights marks the return of 'Lauda' to the route. When the old Lauda Air first introduced the Australia run, they operated the route through Singapore, before swapping to Kuala Lumpur with the opening of the new airport there in 1998.
Tullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1158 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2291 times:
The Lauda name is owned by Austrian but they have decided to retire the name and are in the process of changing to Austrian only. Already all advertising is in the Austrian name. Going forward all the 772s will also be repainted into Austrian livery. I don't think any have been repainted so far.
HB-IWC From Greece, joined Sep 2000, 4418 posts, RR: 75 Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2295 times:
Before Sydney and Melbourne were served seperately, Lauda used to operated the flight as a triangle VIE - KUL - SYD - MEL - KUL - VIE. As many times as I have taken the flight, both in the triangle configuration and seperately, the loads have been high. Most pax are flying Europe - Australia, with generally very little local boardings in KUL.
Rickster From Austria, joined Dec 2000, 653 posts, RR: 4 Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2273 times:
The current information is that Lauda Air continues to exist as a marketing and sales unit for charter operations within Austrian with a fleet of appr. 10 B73S and maybe 1 A320 (?) as well as up to 2 B763 for charter operations only.
The rest of the Lauda fleet (772/763/CRJ) is or will be fully integrated and repainted into Austrian, resp. Austrian Arrows.
The question is for how long, sooner or later i guess they will replace the 772/763 with A34S/A332....
AeroOzzie From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 55 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2264 times:
Thanks for clearning that up fellas...so long haul is definitely all falling under the Austrian banner with Lauda Air branding, sales, marketing still existing on the short haul and chartering operations?