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Austria (Österreich), republic in central Europe, bounded on the north by the Czech Republic; on the northeast by Slovakia; on the east by Hungary; on the south by Slovenia, Italy, and Switzerland; and on the west by Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Germany. Austria is about 580 km (about 360 mi) long and has an area of 83,858 sq km (32,378 sq mi). Vienna (Wien) is the country's capital and largest city
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December 13, 2016Flex Ops is a Business/Private Charter operating out of Vienna International (VIE) [added]
November 29, 2016Easy Aviation was a Business/Private Charter carrier operating Fairchild Dornier 328-310 328JET out of Salzburg W.A. Mozart (SZG) [added]
November 25, 2016Avia-Consult Flugbetrieb was active during the 1990s [added]

Airline

Operating DatesStatus
3-Städte Linietia   

1924* - 1924*

Status?

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Aero Lloyd Austria   

(2003)

Began?

^ Comments : Niki came from former Aero Lloyd Austria operation following it's acquisition by Niki Lauda. Launched as FlyNiki in 2003 with operations started on 28Nov2003. Renamed to Niki on 12Feb2004

^ Genealogy : Aero Lloyd Austria +>FlyNiki >Niki

Aero-Transport (Aero Transport Flugbetriebgesellschaft)   

1958 - 1964

Inactive

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Air A!ps   

2001 - 2014

Inactive

^ Comments : Air A!ps started operations on 28Mar1999 as KLM alps & ceased on 28Feb2014

^ Genealogy : KLM alps (Switzerland) >Air A!ps

Air Austria   

(1957)

Renamed

^ Comments : Austrian was formed 30Sep1957 through the merger of Air Austria and Austrian Airways & called Austrian Airlines which began ops on 31Mar1958

^ Genealogy : Air Austria + Austrian Airways =>Austrian Airlines >Austrian

Air Independence   

2015* - date

Active

^ Comments : Air Independence appears to belong to she same parent as the German airline of the same name

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Air Kärnten   

(2015)

Began?

^ Comments : Air Kärnten was to commence flights from Klagenfurt, Austria to London Southend but status changed to reflect airline unlikely to start

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Air Salzburg   

1993* - 1996*

Inactive

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Aircom   

(****)

Unconfirmed

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Aircraft Innsbruck   

1958* - 1980

Renamed

^ Comments : Tyrolean Airways was established in 1978 as Aircraft Innsbruck. It adopted the title Tyrolean Airways when scheduled services began on 01Apr1980

^ Genealogy : Aircraft Innsbruck >Tyrolean Airways >Austrian arrows >Austrian

Airlink Luftverkehrsgesellschaft   

1984 - 2001*

Status?

^ Comments : Provides an air taxi and executive charter services. was founded in 1984 & provides an air taxi and executive charter services.

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AlpenAir (Alpen Air)   

1968 - 1992*

Renamed

^ Comments : Amadeus Air was formed as AlpenAir. Regional charter passenger and cargo airline that ceased operations

^ Genealogy : AlpenAir >Amadeus Air

Amadeus Air   

1995 - 1995

Inactive

^ Comments : Amadeus Air was formed as AlpenAir. Regional charter passenger and cargo airline that ceased operations

^ Genealogy : AlpenAir >Amadeus Air

Amerer Air   

1995 - 2009

Inactive

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Amira Air   

2004* - date

Active

^ Comments : Amira Air was founded in 2004 by investor Ronny Pecik. Rebranded to LaudaMotion following its takeover by ex-Formula 1 driver Niki Lauda in Dec2015. Started operations in 2016

^ Genealogy : Amira Air >LaudaMotion

Art Aviation   

2014 - date

Active

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Austria-Flugdienst (Austria Airways)   

1958 - 1964

Inactive

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Austriair   

(2010)

Began?

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Austrian   

2003 - date

Active

^ Comments : Austrian was formed 30Sep1957 through the merger of Air Austria and Austrian Airways & called Austrian Airlines which began operations on 31Mar1958

^ Genealogy : Air Austria + Austrian Airways =>Austrian Airlines >Austrian

Austrian Air Services   

1991* - 1994

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Austrian Air Services >>Tyrolean Airways >Austrian arrows >>Austrian

Austrian Air Transport (AAT) (Oesterreichische Flugbetriebs)  updated

1964 - 2001

Renamed

^ Comments : Austrian Air Transport (AAT) was established by Austrian Airlines in 1964 for IT and charter services. Used aircraft leased from parent company, Austrian Airlines. Incorporated into Lauda Air [Lauda Air was established in Apr1979 by former racing driver Niki Lauda but did not begin operations until 1985. First european operator Canadair Regional Jet. Incorporated Austrian Air Transport (AAT) in 2001. Scheduled and charter passenger airline. Rebranded to Austrian myHoliday on 06Apr2013]

^ Genealogy : Austrian Air Transport (AAT) >>Lauda Air >Austrian myHoliday

Austrian Airlines (AUA) (Oesterreichische Luftverkhrs)   

1958 - 2003

Renamed

^ Comments : Austrian was formed on 30Sep1957 through the merger of Air Austria and Austrian Airways & called Austrian Airlines which began operations on 31Mar1958

^ Genealogy : Air Austria + Austrian Airways =>Austrian Airlines >Austrian

Austrian Airways   

(1957)

Renamed

^ Comments : Austrian was formed on 30Sep1957 through the merger of Air Austria and Austrian Airways & called Austrian Airlines which began operations on 31Mar1958

^ Genealogy : Air Austria + Austrian Airways =>Austrian Airlines >Austrian

Austrian arrows   

2003 - 2015

Renamed

^ Comments : Austrian arrows started operations on 16Sep2003 & ceased on 31Mar2015

^ Genealogy : Tyrolean Airways >Austrian arrows >>Austrian

Austrian Lufthansa Cargo   

2010 - date

Active

^ Comments : Cooperation between Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo kicked off successfully on 01Jul2010 when Austrian Lufthansa Cargo launched services

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Austrian myHoliday  updated

2013 - date

Active

^ Comments : Lauda Air was established in Apr1979 by former racing driver Niki Lauda but did not begin operations until 1985. First european operator Canadair Regional Jet. Incorporated Austrian Air Transport (AAT) in 2001. Scheduled and charter passenger airline. Rebranded to Austrian myHoliday on 06Apr2013

^ Genealogy : Austrian Air Transport (AAT) >>Lauda Air >Austrian myHoliday

AustroJet (BFS (Business Flight Salzburg))   

2006 - 2009

Inactive

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Avcon Jet   

2008* - date

Active

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Avia-Consult Flugbetrieb   

1989 - 2000

Inactive

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B.A.C.H. Flubetriebs   

2002* - 2002*

Status?

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Bannert Air   

1998* - 1998*

Status?

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Charter Air   

2004* - 2006*

Status?

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City Air   

1974 - 1974

Inactive

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City-Jet Luftfahrt   

1993 - 1999

Inactive

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Clevair   

2005* - 2007

Renamed

^ Comments : Robin Hood Aviation was founded as Clevair

^ Genealogy : Clevair >Robin Hood Aviation

Club Airways   

2003 - 2006*

Status?

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Common Sky   

2012 - date

Active

^ Comments : MAPJet was renamed to Common Sky. Operates & maintains exclusive business jets

^ Genealogy : MAPJet >Common Sky

Comtel Aviation   

1989* - 2011

Inactive

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Eagle Aviation Luftfarhrt   

2001* - 2002*

Status?

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Easy Aviation   

2008* - 2013*

Inactive

^ Comments : Easy Aviation was a Business/Private Charter carrier operating Fairchild Dornier 328-310 328JET out of Salzburg W.A. Mozart (SZG)

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Europ Star   

2006* - date

Active

^ Comments : Europ Star operates exclusive business jets out of Klagenfurt Airport

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Eurowings Europe   

2016 - date

Active

^ Comments : Eurowings Europes' maiden flight was Vienna-Alicante on 23Jun2016

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Fairline   

2004 - 2004

Inactive

^ Comments : Fairline was founded in 2003

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FDP Aircaft   

1978* - 1979*

Status?

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Flex Ops   

2005* - date

Active

^ Comments : Flex Ops is a Business/Private Charter operating out of Vienna International (VIE)

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Fly ETH   

(2014)

Began?

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FlyNiki   

2003 - 2004

Renamed

^ Comments : Niki came from former Aero Lloyd Austria operation following it's acquisition by Niki Lauda. Launched as FlyNiki in 2003 with operations started on 28Nov2003. Renamed to Niki on 12Feb2004

^ Genealogy : Aero Lloyd Austria +>FlyNiki >Niki

GlobeAir   

2007* - date

Active

^ Comments : GlobeAir was founded in 2007

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GreenAir   

(2013)

Began?

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Grossmann Air Service   

1991* - date

Active

^ Comments : Grossmann Air Service was formed in 1991 by Hans and Dagmar Grossmann

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Intersky Aviation   

2002 - 2015

Inactive

^ Comments : Intersky Aviation was formed in Nov2001 and began operations on 25Mar2002

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Jetalliance   

1996 - 2016*

Inactive

^ Comments : Jetalliance was founded in 1996 but now appears to be 'Inactive'

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Jetfly Airlines   

1997* - 2009*

Status?

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Lauda Air  updated

1985 - 2013

Renamed

^ Comments : Lauda Air was established in Apr1979 by former racing driver Niki Lauda but did not begin operations until 1985. First european operator Canadair Regional Jet. Incorporated Austrian Air Transport (AAT) in 2001. Scheduled and charter passenger airline. Rebranded to Austrian myHoliday on 06Apr2013

^ Genealogy : Austrian Air Transport (AAT) >>Lauda Air >Austrian myHoliday

LaudaMotion   

2016 - date

Active

^ Comments : Amira Air was founded in 2004 by investor Ronny Pecik. Rebranded to LaudaMotion following its takeover by ex-Formula 1 driver Niki Lauda in Dec2015. Started operations in 2016

^ Genealogy : Amira Air >LaudaMotion

LTU Austria   

2004 - 2008

Inactive

^ Comments : LTU Austria was set up by LTU and Billa, Austria's largest retail chain. It obtained its AOC on 01Apr2004 Ceased operations in 2008 but restarted as Flynext in 2011

^ Genealogy : LTU Austria >Flynext

Luxe Aviation   

2007* - 2008*

Inactive

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Magna Air   

1996* - 2001

Renamed

^ Comments : Jet 2000 was formed as a charter airline by the name Magna Air in 1999

^ Genealogy : Magna Air >Jet 2000

MaliAIR   

1994 - date

Active

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MAPJet   

2002* - 2012

Renamed

^ Comments : MAPJet was renamed to Common Sky

^ Genealogy : MAPJet >Common Sky

Mjet Aviation   

2008* - date

Active

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Montana   

1976 - 1981

Inactive

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Niki  updated

2004 - date

Active

^ Comments : Niki came from former Aero Lloyd Austria operation following it's acquisition by Niki Lauda. Launched as FlyNiki in 2003 with operations started on 28Nov2003. Renamed to Niki on 12Feb2004 & its first flight with an A.320 from Vienna to Dusseldorf was on 16Feb2004

^ Genealogy : Aero Lloyd Austria +>FlyNiki >Niki

Oesterreichische Inlands und Regional-fludienst   

1993* - 1994

Renamed

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Austrian arrows >>Austrian

ÖLAG (Österreichische Luftverkehrs AG) (Austrian Airlines)   

1923 - 1939

Renamed

^ Comments : First aircraft operated by ÖLAG flew from Vienna to Munich on 14May1923. Absorbed into Deutsche Lufthansa after the German annexation of Austria

^ Genealogy : ÖLAG (Österreichische Luftverkehrs AG) >>Deutsche Lufthansa >Interflug

People's Vienna Line   

2011 - date

Active

^ Comments : People's Vienna Line had its maiden flight the 27Mar2011

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Pink Aviation Services   

1995* - 2006*

Status?

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PTL Airlines   

(2008)

Began?

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Rheintalflug Seewald   

1973 - 2002

Renamed

^ Comments : Rheintalflug Seewald was founded in 1973. Completion of Rheintalflug's integration into Tyrolean Airways was on 01Oct2002

^ Genealogy : Rheintalflug Seewald >>Tyrolean Airways >Austrian arrows >Austrian

Robin Hood Aviation   

2007 - 2011

Inactive

^ Comments : On 23Aug2011 Robin Hood Aviation filed for insolvency and ceased operations the following day

^ Genealogy : Clevair >Robin Hood Aviation

S-Air Salzburg   

(2015)

Began?

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Styria Airways   

1970 - 1970

Inactive

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Styrian Spirit   

2003 - 2006

Inactive

^ Comments : Styrian Spirit was established on 25Dec2002, & started operations on 24Mar2003. It ceased operations on 24Mar 2006, and filed for bankruptcy after failing to secure fresh financing.. Based in Graz and operated regional jets within Germany with links to Austria's car industry

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Teamline   

2002 - 2006

Inactive

^ Comments : Teamline was founded in 2001

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Tyrolean Airways (Tiroler Luftfahrt)   

1980 - 2003

Renamed

^ Comments : Tyrolean Airways was established in 1978 as Aircraft Innsbruck. It adopted the title Tyrolean Airways when scheduled services began on 01Apr1980.

^ Genealogy : Tyrolean Airways >Austrian arrows >>Austrian

Tyrolean Jet Service   

1978 - date

Active

^ Comments : Tyrolean Jet Service was founded in 1958 as Aircraft Innsbruck, by Christian Schwemberger-Swarovski and Gernot Langes-Swarovski. In 1978, the firm was renamed and restructured as Tyrolean Airways, combining airline, air ambulance and business travel operations

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UTAG-Linzer Taxifluggesellschaft)   

1978* - 1979*

Status?

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VIP-Air   

1973 - 2000

Inactive

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Welcome Air   

2000 - date

Active

^ Comments : Welcome Air started operations on 22May2000 with a small scheduled, domestic network out of Innsbruk

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