S7 Airlines plans to present a "sensational offer" for a stake in Austrian Airlines Group. Meanwhile, the ambitious Russian carrier pledged to remove all Soviet-made aircraft from its fleet by Nov. 1. Speaking yesterday at a Vienna news conference, CEO Vladislav Filev said S7's offer will secure jobs at both OS and Vienna International, although he would not provide further details (ATWOnline, Aug. 26). "By 2012, an additional 3 million passengers from Russia could fly via a strategic hub in ...

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