Austrian Airlines Group CEO Alfred Oetsch told ATWOnline at last week's Star Alliance meeting in Beijing that the carrier is scouring the global aircraft market in an attempt to add two A320s to its fleet by 2009. The aircraft, if acquired, will be outfitted with a new premium business class cabin for flights to the Middle East and Central Asia. As far as interest in any of the Q400s being sold by SAS Group (see story above), Oetsch said, "It would make sense to replace some of the smaller ...

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