"I know that the name Lauda is very strong, especially in the Austrian-German area, but now with Niki Lauda entering the market again with the remainders of Aero Lloyd Austria from Nov 29 on, I wonder if OS
doesn´t want to get rid of the name in the mid-term future to avoid misunderstandings...."
Having brought up that same question to our Sales people in Australia, the change is going to be made eventually to Austrian Airlines, they are just working currently on how it shall proceed as like Australia the name Air Lauda is recognised just as much as Austrian Airlines.
"Will be interesting to see how the Australia increase will be affected by EK
´s entry into the Austrian market" - given a lot of of EK
traffic is to London the EK
share of Australia to Austrian traffic would be minimal in any case
has many European gateways (much more than most other Asutralia to Europe carriers)
in 2004 will start to operate double daily out of MEL
and is already in talk with Australian DOT offcials on flying double daily out of SYD
Lauda / Austrian has made a steady growth of business with its' excellent product (the 777 aircraft is very popular among customers) and it's reasonable price (much cheaper than QF