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 see Austrian Airlines
Destinations 78
Parent company Lufthansa Group
Headquarters Innsbruck, Austria
Key people Klaus Froese (CEO)
Jaan Albrecht (CEO of the Austrian Airlines Group)
Website www.tyrolean.at

Tyrolean Airways (officially Tiroler Luftfahrt GesmbH AG), currently operating under the Austrian brand and formerly as Austrian Arrows, is a regional airline based in Innsbruck, Austria[1] with its hub at Vienna International Airport[2] and its homebase at Innsbruck Airport. It is a member of the Lufthansa Group and an affiliate of the Star Alliance.

Since July 2012 and until 31 March 2015[3][4][5] Tyrolean Airways carries out all flights of its parent Austrian Airlines.

History[edit]

Early years[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.

Tyrolean was the only airline to operate Dash 7 airplanes into the dangerous Courchevel Airport in France.

Development as part of Austrian Airlines[edit]

The airline was acquired by Austrian Airlines 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.

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

In October 2014 it has been reported that Tyrolean's flight operations and staff will be reintegrated into Austrian Airlines itself by 31 March 2015[3][4][5] as a new labour agreement has been signed.[3]

Destinations[edit]

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

Fleet[edit]

A former Tyrolean Bombardier CRJ200LR
Tyrolean Fokker 70

As of August 2013, the Tyrolean Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 12.4 years.[6]

Tyrolean Airways Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
J Y Total
Airbus A319-100 7
Var.
138
Operated for Austrian Airlines
Airbus A320-200 16
Var.
168
Operated for Austrian Airlines
One aircraft painted in retro livery (OE-LBP)
One aircraft painted in Star Alliance livery (OE-LBX)
Airbus A321-100
Airbus A321-200
3
3
Var.
200
Operated for Austrian Airlines
Boeing 767-300ER 1
1
4
36
26
178
199
214
225
Operated for Austrian Airlines
Boeing 777-200ER 4
48
48
260
264
308
312
Operated for Austrian Airlines
Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 16 2
0
76
76
Operated for Austrian Airlines.
One aircraft leased to Brussels Airlines (OE-LGC)
Fokker 70 8
0
80
80
Operated for Austrian Airlines
Fokker 100 15
0
100
100
Operated for Austrian Airlines
One aircraft painted in Star Alliance livery (OE-LVG)
Total 78 2

*Note: Business and Economy on the A319, A320, A321 can vary depending on demand[7]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Austrian Arrows at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 47°15′28″N 11°21′15″E / 47.2579°N 11.3541°E / 47.2579; 11.3541