Thursday, November 02, 2006

Austrian Airlines not to launch India service

Vienna: Austrian Airlines AG said Thursday it will eliminate its fleet of four Airbus A330 long-haul jetliners in 2007, a move the national carrier said will save it about €40 million (US$51 million) a year.
The reduction of the long-haul fleet means scheduled service to Shanghai will end on Jan. 7, flights to Phuket, Thailand, Mauritius and Colombo/Male, Sri Lanka, will stop at the end of April, and service to Katmandu, Nepal, will cease in May, Austrian Airlines said in a statement.
Prospective new routes to Karachi, Pakistan, and Chennai, India, will not be launched, the carrier said, adding that it would go ahead with a new U.S. destination —Chicago— in May.
02/11/06 The Associated Press/International Herald Tribune, France
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