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airzim
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Austrian Airlines Long Haul Fleet

Wed Aug 20, 2003 1:52 am

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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RE: Austrian Airlines Long Haul Fleet

Wed Aug 20, 2003 2:42 am

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.
 
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RE: Austrian Airlines Long Haul Fleet

Wed Aug 20, 2003 2:59 pm

That explains it. Appreciate that very much.

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RE: Austrian Airlines Long Haul Fleet

Wed Aug 20, 2003 3:55 pm

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.
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RE: Austrian Airlines Long Haul Fleet

Wed Aug 20, 2003 5:21 pm

You mean this photo

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RE: Austrian Airlines Long Haul Fleet

Wed Aug 20, 2003 7:48 pm

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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