An Austrian Airlines A319 departing. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Austrian Airlines Trades Planes for Trains on European Route

Austria’s flagship airline announced that it will be replacing one of its flight segments with frequent train service to meet certain environmental requirements in a recent government bailout package it accepted. Austrian Airlines, in cooperation with Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), is offering a tenfold increase in travel opportunities with 31 daily AIRail trains commuting between two domestic cities where before there were only three rail connections per day. Previously, passengers traveling between Austria’s capital city of Vienna and one of…