TwoLz2Rn From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 452 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6489 times:
Did OS get all (how many?) the 777's from NG? What routes do they fly? I saw pictures of the interior and some of them look really similar to EK's... I also saw the pictures of the 777 in Portuagal but i didn't think that would be a regular route...anyone have insight? I thought Austrian had some long haul Airbus' on order...
P2philip From Austria, joined Jan 2005, 99 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6453 times:
Yes they got all from NG (3 aircraft) but there is only a difference in colors since Lauda has been under Austrian management for years. The planes are used on the flights to MEL and SYD via KUL as well as some charter flights like the one you saw pictures of in FNC. Austrian does not have any Airbus widebodies on order - I believe another 777 is planned to join the fleet in 2007 since the A342 are leaving.
FrancoBlanco From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 6329 times:
Correct what you said, except that the fourth 777 should arrive fresh out of the factory in fall 2006. The first A342, OE-LAH has already left the fleet, OE-LAG will leave by the end of the summer flighplan 2006.
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6182 times:
Speaking of OS's brandnew 777 coming soon, what is the customer code for Austrian Airlines at Boeing? I tried to search for it, but no luck, as if Austrian never was a Boeing customer until now. Or will they get them under NG's customer code, which is Z9?
Blsbls99 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6155 times:
I believe the 777 that is coming soon is the first airplane that Austrian has ordered directly from Boeing. They did lease a 707 back in the 60s or 70s(not exactly sure on the timeframe), and of course the 737s and 777s came from and were ordered originally by Lauda. I would assume that since Lauda is being absorbed into Austrian, that the Z9 code will be used for Austrian now.
LukasMako From Austria, joined Feb 2006, 88 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4056 times:
Quote: The fourth T7 will fly DEL during the winter (starting 01/07) and IAD during the summer.
Can you give us a source please. I don't think that the 777 will be used on North American flights. OS often uses (as today 16. April) the 767 instead of the A330 to flights like KJFK because of lower payload.