Austrian Airlines announced during 2020., after the outbreak of global pandemic, that will retire all DashQ400 aircraft until end of 2021.
Bombardier aircraft was present in Austrian Airlines fleet for more than 40 years. The airline announced that this type of aircraft will be retired during this year, and now there is fixed date for last regular flight in Austrian network.
Currently, Austrian have just two aircraft of this type active (reg. mark OE-LGI and OE-LGJ, while just few months ago there were 18 aircraft!).
On May 30th DashQ400 will take off from Vienna International Airport as flight no. 0S955 bound for Innsbruck. Upon landing at Innsbruck Airport, small ceremony will mark the end of Dash service in Austrian Airlines. After that the same aircraft will take off from Innsbruck back to Vienna (flight no. OS906) which will be officially the last regular flight of DashQ400 for Austrian.
DashQ400 of Austrian Airlines visited almost all airports in Croatia, but those were almost daily at Zagreb Airport, since two flights per day were operated with this aircraft type before the outbreak of global pandemic. As almost in all other airlines, this aircraft type kad capacity to carry up to 76 passengers in Austrian Airlines fleet.
On all routes to Croatia (from Vienna to Zagreb, Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik), Austrian will use jet aircraft in the future, mostly E190 and aircraft from A320 family.
Austrian Airlines will have following aircraft in its fleet: