Tyrolean Airways

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Tyrolean Airways
Logo Tyrolean.png
IATA
VO/OS
ICAO
TYR/AUA
Callsign
TYROLEAN/AUSTRIAN
Founded 1978 (as 'Aircraft Innsbruck'), 1980 (as 'Tyrolean Airways')
Hubs Vienna International Airport
Focus cities Innsbruck Airport
Graz Airport
Salzburg Airport
Frequent-flyer program Miles & More
Airport lounge Senator Lounge
Alliance Star Alliance (affiliate)
Fleet size 38 (excluding transferred Austrian Airlines Group aircraft)
Destinations 78
Parent company Lufthansa Group
Headquarters Innsbruck, Austria
Key people Klaus Froese, (Managing Director), Jaan Albrecht (CEO of the Austrian Airlines Group and former CEO of the Star Alliance)
Website www.tyrolean.at

'Tyrolean Airways AG' ('Tiroler Luftfahrt GesmbH AG'), (operating under the 'Austrian' brand) is a regional airline based in Innsbruck, Austria.[1] It is a member of the 'Lufthansa Group' and an affiliate of the Star Alliance. It carries out all flights for the 'Austrian Airlines Group' which is part of the Lufthansa Group. Its main base is Innsbruck Airport, with a hub at Vienna International Airport.[2]

History[edit]

The airline was established in 1978 as 'Aircraft Innsbruck' by Gernot Langes-Swarovski and Christian Schwemberger-Swarovski. It adopted the title 'Tyrolean Airways' when scheduled services began on 1 April 1980. The airline was acquired by the 'Austrian Airlines Group' in March 1998. In 2003, as part of an effort by its parent company to consolidate its brand, the fleet was rebranded as 'Austrian Arrows' with livery changed to match that of the Austrian Airlines Group. Airline operations, however, continued to operate independently by Tyrolean from its Innsbruck base. Tyrolean was the only airline to operate Dash 7 airplanes into the dangerous Courchevel Airport in France.

From 1 July 2012 all flights of the Austrian Airlines Group are carried out by Tyrolean Airways. Consequently, '"arrows"' was dropped from the name. The entire fleet and staff of the Austrian Airlines Group (approximately 460 pilots and 1,500 pursers) were transferred to Tyrolean. All Austrian Airlines Group flight's (except for a 777-200ER OE-LPB due to international traffic laws) are now being '"operated by Tyrolean"', but have maintained their '"OS"'-Flight numbers.

Destinations[edit]

Tyrolean Airways operates services to six destinations in Austria and 72 destinations in Europe.[2]

Fleet[edit]

CRJ 200LR in 2006. Both the livery and the aircraft type have been retired.
Dash 8-Q400 landing at Frankfurt Airport

As of August 2013, the Tyrolean Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 12.4 years:[3]

Tyrolean Airways Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
J Y Total
Airbus A319-100 7
Var.
138
Operated for Austrian Airlines
One aircraft painted in 'Fanline 2008' livery (OE-LBU
Airbus A320-200 14 2
Var.
168
Operated for Austrian Airlines
One aircraft painted in retro livery
Airbus A321-100
Airbus A321-200
3
3
Var.
200
Operated for Austrian Airlines
Boeing 767-300ER 1
1
4
36
20
36
178
199
189
214
219
225
Operated for Austrian Airlines
36/178 and 20/199 Versions with new cabin
Boeing 777-200ER 4 4
48
260
308
Operated for Austrian Airlines
With new cabin
One aircraft '"not operated by Tyrolean"' (OE-LPB)
Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 14
0
76
76
Operated for Austrian Airlines.
OE-LGC leased to Brussels Airlines
Fokker 70 9
0
75
75
Operated for Austrian Airlines
Fokker 100 15
0
100
100
Operated for Austrian Airlines
Total 75 6

*Note: Business and Economy on the A319, A320, A321 can vary depending on demand[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Impressum." Tyrolean Airways. Retrieved on 25 February 2012. "Fürstenweg 176 A-6026 Innsbruck"
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 27 March 2007. p. 81. 
  3. ^ Austrian Airlines fleet list at planespotters.net
  4. ^ Austrian Airlines Fleet configurations

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