There are 5 Boeing 767-300s in the Austrian fleet and one in the Lauda fleet. This plane is used on long-haul flights, it cruises at a maximum speed of 930kph and has a maximum range at full payload of 9800km. It has a total seating capacity of 258 passengers, divided into two classes. Austrian Airlines and their partners Lauda Air and Austrian Arrows, fly to 130 destinations in 66 countries, over 5 continents and have a total of 103 planes between them. Lauda Air is part of the Austrian Airlines Group and runs charter flights.
The New Business Class offers a 1.5m (60”) pitch, 180º total recline, a 10.4” personal screen, a massage function, a power point for laptops which requires no adapter and wifi (wireless internet access) throughout the cabin. The New Business class will be offered on B777 long-haul flights to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne and Sydney as from summer 2006, on B767 flights to Washington, N.Y, Toronto and Mumbai successively from autumn 2006 to spring 2007, on B777 flights to New Delhi as from December 2006, and on B767 flights to Mauritius, Phuket and the Maldives successively from 2007.
An extensive range of audio and video channels is offered on medium and long-haul flights. Airbus A330 and A340-300 (OE-LAL) are equipped with an interactive system, offering Business and Economy Class passengers 8 movie channels, 12 music channels, 10 games and several means of communication (SMS, phone and e-mail). The other three A340 belong to the non-interactive fleet and offer 8 films and 12 audio programmes. There is even a “silent” channel to provide undisturbed sleep! Business Class passengers may also borrow an adapter to plug laptops into the power supply. The available adapters are Targus company “tip”-models 6, 7, 19, 21, 24, 26, 44, 58, 68 and 73. It is best to check compatibility before flying.
On long-haul flights on the non-interactive fleet in Economy Class, audio and video channels are available on the large screen or closest monitor. On flights to Japan 3 films are shown as opposed to the normal 2.
On long-haul flights, satellite phones are available in the Economy Cabins.
Trivia Tip: The six aircraft are painted differently, “China” and “Louis Armstrong” bear the Austrian Airlines painting, “Thailand” the Lauda Air painting and “Japan”, “India” and “Enzo Ferrari”, the Star Alliance painting!
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