Fasching fascinates fewer Austrians

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Fewer Austrians are celebrating Fasching this year, according to a poll.Linz-based research group Spectra found that 43 per cent of people living in Austria are celebrating the festival known as, Karneval in Germany and Carnival elsewhere this year. Surveys carried out one year ago revealed that two thirds of Austrians were doing so.Spectra said today, […]

Outlook for flights good for the next few days

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The outlook for flights in Austrian airspace is good for the next few days, a spokesman for Austria air-traffic control agency Austro Control said today (Weds).German news agency dpa quoted the German Flight Safety Agency (DFS) today as saying that “Europe remains free of ash” despite the continued eruption of a volcano on Eyjafjalla glacier […]

Austrian airspace gets all clear

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Aviation activity in Austria was back to normal today (Weds) after air traffic officials said there were no possible problems from volcanic ash anymore.Peter Schmidt, a spokesman for air traffic administration agency Austro Control, said the whole country was third in the European Union¬ís (EU) new three-scale ash danger index.Schmidt explained this meant flights can […]

Lauda may sue Eurocontrol over ‘gut decision’

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Austrian experts are at odds over whether officials reacted correctly to the eruption of an Icelandic volcano, while FlyNiki boss Niki Lauda considers suing aviation safety organisation Eurocontrol.Fritz Pachowsky, aviation engineering lecturer at Vienna¬ís Technical University (TU), said today (Mon): “Shutting down the whole European airspace for several days is like sending someone with a […]

Lauda warning as Austrian aviation traffic shut tonight

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Niki Lauda has appealed to passengers stranded at European airports because of the eruption of an Icelandic volcano to remain patient.The three-time Formula One champion who now runs his own budget carrier FlyNiki said in a TV interview last night (Thurs): “Volcano ashes can ground a plane. The situation is extremely dangerous, and cancelling flights […]