People's Viennaline

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People's Viennaline
People’s Viennaline Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2010
Commenced operations 2011
Operating bases St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport
Fleet size 3
Destinations 13
Headquarters Vienna, Austria

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


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]


As of November 2016, People's Viennaline operates two scheduled routes and some seasonal services:[1]



People's Viennaline Embraer 170

As of 30 June 2016 and since the start of its operations, People's Viennaline used a single Embraer 170 aircraft, registered to Altenrhein Luftfahrt, which is equipped with 76 passenger seats in an all-economy class cabin layout:[4] By November 2016, a second Embraer 170 had been added[5] to serve the new routes which had been inaugurated with a leased Embraer ERJ 145 from Denim Air[5] which later has been replaced by an Embraer 190 leased from Helvetic Airways.[6]

People's Viennaline fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Embraer 170 2 76
Embraer 190 1 112 operated by Helvetic Airways[6]
Total 3


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