GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, announced it will lease two Airbus A320-200 aircraft to a new customer, Tyrolean Airways (Innsbruck).
Tyrolean Airways is now responsible for operating all Austrian Airlines flights. Austrian Airlines (Vienna) has become virtually a marketing name rather than an operating airline. Only one aircraft for legal reasons has been retained on the Austrian certificate. Otherwise all other Austrian aircraft and personnel have been shifted to lower-cost Tyrolean. Tyrolean is also dropping the Austrian arrow name.
The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in early 2013 and will expand the existing fleet to around 80 aircraft.
Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner. Austrian Airbus A320-214 OE-LBO (msn 776) taxies at Zurich.
Cathay Pacific Airways (Hong Kong) is planning to park up to six passenger aircraft by the end of the year. One Airbus A340-300 has already been parked. Another Boeing 747-400 will also be parked. Five freighters are already stored. Traffic is down by 27 percent.