Austrian Airlines suspends all scheduled ops initially until late Mar-2020

16 March, 2020

Austrian Airlines announced (16-Mar-2020) it will suspend all scheduled operations due to travel bans being imposed globally and a "rapid" decline in demand for air travel. The carrier will operate OS066 from Chicago to Vienna on 19-Mar-2020 before suspending scheduled operations until 28-Mar-2020 initially, keeping one long haul and one medium-haul aircraft available for evacuation and other relief or emergency flights. Austrian stated it is also still negotiating an agreement with its works council for company-wide short-time work measures. [more - original PR - Austrian] [more - original PR - Lufthansa Group - German]