Airline tickets with Austrian

Austrian Airlines AG, sometimes shortened to Austrian, is the flag carrier of Austria and a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group. The airline is headquartered in the grounds of Vienna International Airport in Schwechat where it also maintains its hub. The company operates scheduled services to over 130 destinations worldwide and is a member of the Star Alliance.

The airline was formed in 1957 by the merger of Air Austria and Austrian Airways, but traces its history back to 1923 at the founding of Austrian Airways. During the 2000s, the airline expanded through the acquisitions of Rheintalflug and Lauda Air, and adopted the shortened Austrian name in 2003.

Throughout the decade, Austrian sustained several years of losses, and in 2008 its owner, the Austrian Government was advised to sell the airline to a foreign company. In 2009, the Lufthansa Group purchased the airline after receiving approval from the European Commission following an investigation into the tendering process.

Austrian Airlines Flight Tickets

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Austrian Airlines Luggage Allowance

Hand Luggage

Your hand luggage item must not exceed the dimensions 55x40x23 cm and a weight of 8 kg. You can check this at the airport using the hand baggage gauge which has the exact maximum permissible size.

Checked Luggage

Your carry-on baggage may not exceed the dimensions 55 x 40 x 23 cm and the weight of 8 kg.  It must be stored in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you.  Please consider this when packing.  At the airport, the dimensions and the weight will be checked consistently at the boarding gate at the latest. Carry-on baggage which is too big or too heavy must be checked in. This will be charged if your free baggage allowance is exceeded. Please note, that the charges at the gate are considerably higher and can only be paid by credit card.

Austrian Airlines News

  • Austrian Airlines joins code-share league
  • Michael Kaye named head of Austrian Airlines Technik

Check in Procedures

Avoid unnecessary waiting and use our self service kiosks to check-in and print your boarding pass. All you need is your 6-character booking reference or any form of identification (e.g. credit/debit card or passport). The kiosks offer flexibility with rebookings and waitlists. You may select adjacent seats for up to 3 passengers travelling together.

Travelling with hand baggage only: After receiving your boarding pass at the check-in kiosk you may walk straight through security.

Travelling with luggage: Once you have picked out your boarding pass at the kiosk you may simply hand in your baggage at our designated "baggage drop-off" counters.

In these cases you might have to check in at the check-in counter:

  • if you are travelling in a group of more than 9 people
  • if your child is travelling alone

Check-in counter

A specially marked check-in area will ensure our Business Class guests a fast and convenient check-in process. Our Economy Class guests may use our designated "baggage drop-off" counters after collecting the boarding pass from a check-in kiosks. In any case our ground personnel will be pleased to assist you.