Austrian Airlines CEO: Domestic Austrian routes at risk in the coming years due to rail competition

    Austrian Airlines CEO Alexis von Hoensbroech reported the carrier is considering suspending domestic Austrian routes in the future due to lack of profitability and competition with rail (ZIB2, 07-Aug-2019). He said ViennaSalzburgViennaGraz and ViennaKlagenfurt routes are all at risk in the coming years due to high speed rail between the cities. According to OAGAustrian Airlinesis expected to handle 848,457 domestic seats in 2019, a decrease of 7.5% year-on-year.