People's Viennaline

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People's Viennaline
People’s Viennaline Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
PE[1] PEV[2] PEOPLES[2]
Founded 2010
Commenced operations 2011
Operating bases St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport
Fleet size 3
Destinations 11
Headquarters Vienna, Austria
Website peoples.ch

People's Viennaline (legally Altenrhein Luftfahrt GmbH), is an Austrian airline headquartered in Vienna. It operates scheduled and charter passenger flights from its base at St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport in Switzerland.[1]

History[edit]

Founded in 2010, the first revenue flight of the company took place on 27 March 2011.[2] For several years, People's Viennaline only operated a single scheduled route between its homebase and Vienna. However, the route network has since been expanded with some seasonal and charter services.

In November 2016, People's Viennaline inaugurated the world's shortest international jet route (and, after St. Maarten-Anguilla, second shortest international route overall). The flight from St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport, Switzerland to Friedrichshafen Airport, Germany takes only eight minutes of flight over Lake Constance and can be booked individually. The airline faced severe criticism for this service from politicians and environmental organisations. This leg is part of its new St.Gallen/Altenrhein-Friedrichshafen-Cologne/Bonn service.[3] However, this entire route will be terminated entirely by the mid of April 2017 due to low passenger numbers.[4] Shortly after, the airline announced to terminate its last remaining route from Friedrichshafen to Vienna as well.[5]

Destinations[edit]

Check-in area of People's Viennaline at their home base St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport
People's Viennaline Embraer 170

As of April 2017, People's Viennaline operates one year-round scheduled route and some seasonal scheduled and charter services:[1]

Austria
Croatia
Germany
Greece
Italy
Spain
Switzerland

Fleet[edit]

As of April 2017, People's Viennaline operates the following aircraft:[6]

People's Viennaline fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Embraer 170 3 76[7]
Total 3

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to People’s Viennaline at Wikimedia Commons