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Tyrolean/Rheintalflug Merger  
User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1052 times:

Air Transport Intelligence reported yesterday that Tyrolean and Rhientalflug are to merge...

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User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6805 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1022 times:

Tyroflug? Rheintalean?

User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined exactly 16 years ago today! , 3199 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1010 times:
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... possibly as Austrian Regional or Express.

and maybe the Lauda brand will disappear too!


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User currently offlineTraveler_7 From Estonia, joined May 2000, 542 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 998 times:

Why can't new airline keep the same name as one of ancestors?

What does Rheintalflug mean?

User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2470 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 997 times:

Rheintalflug is a regional carrier operating flights with three ERJ-145s. Its main route is Altenrhein-Vienna, it operates six daily flights on this route. Altenrhein is located in Switzerland but is near to the Austrian border. The Austrian state of Vorarlberg is in the very West of the country and it takes at least 7 or 8 hours to drive to Vienna by car or to get there with the train. However, Rheintalflug also operates flights from Vienna to Tallinn, Estonia; Manchester, UK; Geneva, Switzerland and Milan Malpensa, Italy. It also operates charter flights to destinations at the Mediterranean Sea.

Rheintal is the name of the valley where Altenrhein and the main part of Vorarlberg is. Flug means flight. So you could translate it to "Rhine valley flight"

The Austrian press agency now confirmed the two Austrian Airlines Group subsidiaries Tyrolean Airways and Rheintalflug will be merged in 2003.

Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place
User currently offlineRickster From Austria, joined Dec 2000, 653 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 969 times:

Here is the article in german, source ORF/Austrian Broadcasting: http://tirol.orf.at/oesterreich.orf?read=detail&channel=6&id=208736

Interesting things going on now. I doubt they will keep the brands Tyrolean or Rheintalflug.....

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