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Greeting "Grüezi", but also for your reliability,
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is aware that these are of course all clichés, so cover
these properties are actually completely related to mine
personal experience. In my time as CEO of
Star Alliance, it was often the colleagues
of the airline SWISS, which has exactly such properties
So it is all the more gratifying for me as CEO of
Austrian Airlines, exactly from these Swiss for flights
has been commissioned as part of a so-called “wet lease”
to be. Wet lease means that our highly trained
Austrian crew in top-maintained Austrian aircraft in
Order and operate a route in the SWISS flight plan.
Of course, with the aim of providing you in the usual way
Bringing punctuality and reliability to your destination.
The order is the basis for the acquisition of four
Dash 8-Q400 from the Canadian manufacturer Bombardier.
Austrian Airlines will after this small expansion
Operate 18 aircraft of this type. Possibly sit
You're in one of those planes right now. You acknowledge it
the propeller when you look out the window. The
Propellers are mistaken for many people
outdated technology kept. But that is wrong.
The Bombardier Q-Series is a state-of-the-art aircraft
and is due to its design for particularly reliable and
efficient. Funnily enough, the "Q" stands for "quiet",
although they are naturally louder than with their propellers
ordinary passenger jets.
But: The Dash 8-400 consumes compared to a
Passenger jet with the same seating capacity by 40% less
Kerosene. This also reduces CO2 emissions and the
Profitability increases. Airplanes of this type
also reach airports with larger machines
cannot or may not land at all. That’s in Lugano in the
Switzerland, for example, one of the airports that we have
from November 1st 2014 will be driving on behalf of SWISS.
And the aircraft are serviced at the Innsbruck site
in western Austria by in-house technicians. You are since
specialized in the maintenance of Dash and for many years
successfully offer their services to other airlines as well
With this in mind, I wish you a pleasant,
but also precise and reliable flight. According to the statistics
you should have this with us.
Grüezi and hello!
The Swiss, of course, are well-known not merely for their distinctive
greeting, “Grüezi”, but also for their reliability, precision and
efficiency. And while I am of course aware that these are just clichés,
such characteristics do indeed ring partly true if my own personal
Experience of our Alpine cousins is anything to go by. During my time as
CEO of the Star Alliance, it was quite often that members of staff from
the airline SWISS would score top marks on the strength of just such
And that is why it is now even more satisfying for me, as the CEO of
Austrian Airlines, to have been commissioned by those same Swiss
colleagues to operate flights as part of what is known as a “wet lease”.
“Wet-lease” means our best-trained Austrian crews will be operating a
route, in Austrian aircraft maintained to the very highest standards, on
behalf of and subject to the schedule of SWISS. The requirement is of
course, that they take you to your destination in the punctual and
reliable fashion to which you have become accustomed.
The order forms the basis for our acquisition of four Dash 8-Q400
from Canadian manufacturer Bombardier. Following this minor
expansion, Austrian Airlines will be operating 18 aircraft of this type. It
is possible, of course, that you are currently sitting in one of these
aircraft just as you read this. You will know whether you are when you
see a propeller when you look out the window. Many people believe
propellers are an outdated technology. In fact, they could not be more
The Bombardier Q-Series is a highly modern aircraft, and is viewed
as being particularly reliable and efficient due to its construction. That
“Q”, by the way, stands for “quiet”, even though with its propellers it is
Of course louder than normal passenger jets.
That said, however, the Dash 8-400 consumes 40% less kerosene
than a passenger jet with the same seating capacity. That means CO₂
Emissions are reduced, and efficiency is increased. In addition to this,
Aircraft of this smaller construction can reach airports where larger
machines are incapable, or not permitted, to land. This is the case in
Lugano in Switzerland, for example, one of the airports we will be
serving on behalf of SWISS from 1 st November 2014 onwards. And the
aircraft are being maintained at our Innsbruck site in western Austria,
by our company’s very own technicians. They have been specializing in
carrying out maintenance on the Dash for many years now, as well as
successfully offering their services to other airlines.
In this spirit, I would like to wish you all a pleasant - but above all
precise and reliable - flight today. According to statistics, we can
certainly offer you that.
Greetings and hello once again!
Your /// yours,
CEO Austrian Airlines
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Brilliant diadem around 1910
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This eyewear collection is modern, urban, classic, its wearers make it
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Evening mood in Toronto.
Evening mood in Toronto. 18
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6 GOOD REASONS TO TRAVEL TO
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Visiting the most livable
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CYPRUS / CYPRUS
AN ISLAND FOR ALL SEASONS |
AN ISLAND FOR ALL SEASONS
Why winter is a good time
is to the Mediterranean island too
visit. / Why winter is a good time to
visit the Mediterranean island.
HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND |
A LOVELY WEEKEND
Three great days in the south
Of France. / Three wonderful days in
ON THE RADAR
Why go to Tenerife now,
Pristina, Zagreb, Vilnius and Madeira
should travel. / Why you should be visiting
Tenerife, Pristina, Zagreb, Vilnius and
AUSTRIA FOR BEGINNERS /
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THE CHRISTMAS MARKET |
Our columnist Doris Knecht
about a pre-Christmas ritual. /
Our columnist Doris Knecht on the ritual
that defines Advent in Austria.
TYROL / TYROL
LEGENDARY! | LEGENDARY!
Kitzbühel has been writing for 120 years
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Austria's most beautiful hotels. /
Austria’s loveliest hotels.
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FROM THE FLIGHT DECK
Ask the pilot: Why does your ears “crack” when you land?
Ask the pilot: Why do your ears “pop” on landing?
EDITOR: MANUELA PRUSA
is chief pilot at
is chief pilot with
Cause of the cracking
is the pressure equalization
of the inner ear.
The reason your ears pop
is the equalization of
pressure in the inner ear.
The higher you fly, the lower it is
Air pressure. He is only 5,000 m above sea level
half as large as at sea level, at 10,000 m
it is only a quarter. Thus takes
the air pressure decreases during the climb. Commercial aircraft
are built to control cabin pressure
constant from an altitude of 2,500 m
hold. Of course, he descends on the landing approach
at an altitude of 2,500 m back to the value
the outside air. Anyone with a runny nose
has flown knows the problem: at takeoff
and landing the plane drop the ears
too and it creates an unpleasant one
Feeling of pressure.
The cause of the cracking is the pressure equalization
of the inner ear. During take-off and landing
the ambient pressure changes within
less minutes. The middle ear must
adapt to this new air pressure, what
but in many cases not at the same time as the
Change in air pressure happens.
There are several ways to get one
To prevent a feeling of pressure in the ear or
to counteract. It is best to be on the day
drink plenty of water before leaving. The
promotes blood circulation and pressure equalization.
Also helps during takeoff and landing
swallowing or chewing gum frequently.
When it finally cracks, the pressure is equalized
For colds or a general lack of it
Please inform the pressure compensation
Cabin crew as early as possible. So
we can provide you with more tips and
Offer help to medication.
The higher you fly in an aircraft, the lower the air
pressure. At an altitude of 5,000 meters, it is half
that at sea level; at 10,000 meters it is just a quarter
what we are used to down on the ground. As a result,
the air pressure drops as the aircraft climbs to
cruising altitude. Commercial aircraft are built to
ensure that the air pressure in the cabin remains
constant from an altitude of 2,500 meters onwards.
During the approach flight, therefore, as the aircraft
gradually comes down to an altitude of below
2,500 meters, the air pressure rises back to the same
as the air outside. Anyone who has ever flown with a
cold will know the problem: during take-off and
landing, your ears pop shut, producing an unpleasant
feeling of pressure.
The reason for this popping is the equalization of
pressure in your inner ear. On take-off and landing,
the surrounding pressure changes within a few
minutes. While your middle ear has to adjust to this
new air pressure, this often doesn't happen as quickly
as the change in air pressure. There are various ways
of avoiding or counteracting a feeling of pressure in
the ears. One helpful measure is to drink lots of water
on the day before your departure. This aids circulation,
and consequently the equalization of pressure. It
also helps to swallow frequently or chew gum during
takeoff and landing. This produces the equalization of
pressure when your ears do finally pop.
If you have a cold or are feeling queasy from this
equalization of pressure in general, please let the
cabin crew know as early as possible. This will enable
us to help you out with other useful tips and
medication if necessary.
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I try my head with city trips
to get free.
Between training units,
I try to clear my head
with city trips.
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My Way: Matthias Mayer SKI RACER AND OLYMPIC WINNER | DOWNHILL RACER AND OLYMPIC CHAMPION
Where does the protagonist of the new Austrian Airlines advertising campaign like to travel, what draws him?
Favorite hotels and who would they like to sit next to on the plane? Where does the key player in the
new Austrian Airlines advertising campaign like to travel, what does he think makes the perfect hotel, and who
would he like to find sitting next to him on a flight?
PHOTOS: AUSTRIAN AIRLINES; GETTY IMAGES (3): CHRISTIAN KOBER, HIROYUKI MATSUMOTO, O-CHE
Which is your favorite hotel? My
Favorite hotels are definitely in
the mountains. I prefer a combination
from relaxation and leisure activities.
City, Beach or Mountains? Although I am
love to be in the mountains and there too
spend most of the time i try im once
Year to a beach for a couple of weeks
drive or visit cities. That brings
the necessary variety in my life.
Chicken or beef? If meat, then from
Book or laptop? I use the laptop
basically only for work or for
Analyze my races. When I have time for
me, then I'll put a book in it
What are your favorite destinations?
I love to be in North America (Vail,
Beaver Creek) for exercising. I'll get there
I usually do the "finishing touches" before starting with
the first downhill race starts. Between
I try my training sessions
Clear your mind with short city trips.
For example, last year I was in Los
Do you have an insider tip? Croatia find
What do you always have in your luggage? Music and
my flip flops.
Who would you consider yourself on the plane
Want to sit next to you? My family or
Friends. Unfortunately, it happens too rarely that
we travel together.
Corridor or window? Window.
A good cure for jet lag? Unfortunately there is
Where do you never want to go again? In
Matthias Mayer is an Austrian ski racer. At the
February 9 this year he won the gold medal in the
Downhill at the Olympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi.
I have never been to this country before.
Where do you really have to go? To
What's your favorite hotel? My favorite hotels
are undoubtedly in the mountains. Ideally, they'll
offer a combination of relaxation and a good leisure
City, beach or mountains? Although I'm most at
home in the mountains and spend most of my time
there, I do try to go to a beach or look around a city
for a few weeks once a year. That gives me the variety
I need in my life.
Chicken or beef? If it's going to be meat, then it's got
Book or laptop? Essentially, I use the laptop to work
or analyze my racing. If I have time for myself, then
I'll pick up a book.
What are your favorite destinations? I love going
to North America (Vail or Beaver Creek) to train.
That's where I usually put the final touch to my
technique before getting started on my first downhill
races. In between training sessions, I like to try and
clear my head with brief city breaks. Last year, for
example, I went to Los Angeles.
Any insider tips? I love Croatia!
What do you always have with you in your
luggage? Music, and my flip-flops.
Who would you most like sitting next to you on a
flight? My family, or friends. I’m rarely able to travel
together with them, I'm sad to say.
Aisle or window? Window.
What's a good way of avoiding jetlag? There isn't
Where do you never want to go again? I've never
been to that country, I'm glad to say.
Where should everyone go at least once in their life?
Matthias Mayer is an Austrian downhill skier. On February 9
This year, he won the gold medal in the men’s downhill at the
2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi.
Matthias Mayer's travel destinations:
Vail in Colorado, Los Angeles and
Croatia (top to bottom). The
destinations of Matthias Mayer: Vail in
Colorado, Los Angeles and Croatia (top
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Hotels, exhibitions, books and more.
Hotels, exhibitions, books and more.
EDITOR: GERALD STURZ
The Rainbow Room
It's been almost exactly 60 years since the legendary nightclub opened on the 65th floor of the Rockefeller Center and has become a favorite haunt of the New
York high society became. Its decline began at the end of the last century. Now it has reopened. Elegant, stylish, contemporary. The one stayed
great city view. He alone is worth a visit. The brunch that is on offer every Sunday is a great opportunity to enjoy it.
/// It's almost exactly 60 years since the legendary night club up on the 65th floor of the Rockefeller Center opened for business, and immediately became one of the favorite
haunts of New York’s high society. It lost its touch somewhat in the mid-1990s, but is now reopening, revitalized. It has been given a new elegance, style and contemporary feel;
what they have not needed to change is the breathtaking view over the city, worth a visit in its own right. The brunch offered every Sunday is a good time to enjoy it.
PHOTOS: BART BARLOW; 20th14 PROLITTERIS, ZURICH; RAFFLES HOTELS & RESORTS
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ZURICH | ZURICH
Schiele / Saville
The Kunsthaus Zürich has an interesting dialogue about body and physicality
(until January 25, 2015) initiated: between the work of Egon Schiele (1890-1918) and
that Jenny Savilles, born in 1970. Between a representative of the modern age
penultimate turn of the century and a contemporary painter. Exciting.
/// The Kunsthaus Zürich has initiated an interesting debate about the body and our
physicality (to 25 January 2015), more specifically as a dialogue between the work
of Egon Schiele (1890-1918), a representative of the modernism of the turn of the
last century, and that of Jenny Saville, a contemporary female artist born in 1970.
Istanbul's newest luxury hotel is located in the Besiktas district, in the new Zorlu Center complex
Opened: The Raffles Hotel offers all the amenities that one could expect from
this group of hotels awaits (restaurants serving different cuisines of the Mediterranean
offer, spa, hammam, pool, various bars, butler service and much more),
but also - thanks to its good location - an excellent view over the city,
across the Bosphorus to the Prince Islands.
/// Istanbul’s latest luxury hotel has just opened its doors at the new Zorlu Center
Complex in the district of Besiktas: the Raffles Hotel offers not just all the comforts
one would expect this hotel group (restaurants with various Mediterranean
cuisines, a spa, hammam, pool, a range of bars, butler service and more), but also,
thanks to its great location, an amazing view over the city and across the Bosporus
to the Prince Islands.
High Line at the Rail Yards
Recently the third and final section
the High Line opened. This is that
Promenade that rises high above the streets
of the city on the viaduct on which once
Trains came into town is located. Well do
the High Line follows a sharp bend
West and leads to the Hudson River. The
New Yorkers love it.
/// The third and final section of the High Line -
the promenade located on a viaduct high above
the streets of the city that was once home to
Trains coming into the city - opened recently.
With the newly-opened section complete, the
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