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Austrian Airlines Premium Service takes off to Damascus and Astana

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Tuesday, 15 July 2008

From today, Austrian Airlines' passengers to Damascus and Astana, capital of Kazakhstan will be able to enjoy Austrian's enhanced Business Class offering. The airline is also extending this service to a number of other destinations: Tehran from 23 July, and to Cairo from 24 July. On Austrian's ViennaDubai route the service will be available from 1 September onwards, the city of Erbil on 29 September.

As a result of these regroupings, Austrian Airlines will not now begin scheduled services to Riyadh and Jeddah until 4 and 5 October respectively. Austrian's Premium Service will also be used on these routes.

Austrian Airlines is equipping four Airbus A320 aircraft with the generous new lie-flat sleeper seats from Recaro in Business Class. The Business sleeper seats offer 116 cm of legroom, electrically adjustable back- and footrests and an integrated massage function. The generously proportioned space offered by the chair is complemented by a range of culinary delicacies, with Austrian flight attendants serving refreshing fruit juices, drinks and warm nuts in an aperitif service. After this, freshly prepared Do&Co menus consisting of several courses and including Oriental or Austrian specialities are served on the finest porcelain. Finally, speciality tea and coffees round off the product.

Entertainment is provided by a state-of-the-art personal video player: with programme selection in 4 different languages, the player offers the latest films (two with Arabic subtitles), documentaries, lifestyle programmes, sports shows, childrens programming, games and a wide range of international and Arabic music. New headphones from Sennheiser ensure hiss-free listening pleasure.

Ernst Leitner appointed Country Manager Saudi Arabia

Ernst Leitner (60) has been appointed Country Manager Saudi Arabia. Leitner has many years of foreign experience, and worked for the company in Prague and former Yugoslavia. Other key commitments abroad for Austrian Airlines over the years include Greece and Cyprus, after which he functioned as Area Manager Middle East and Country Manager Turkey. He most recently worked for the company as Country Manager Iran.

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