Austrian Airlines Group CCO Andreas Bierwirth told ATWOnline last week in Damascus that the carrier, which continues to pursue privatization, plans on increasing its focus on the Middle East. He said AAG is looking to be a "leading player" in the region. Bierwirth was in Syria presenting Austrian's new 24-seat Premium Service A320, which will be dedicated to service to the Middle East and Central Asia (ATWOnline, March 14). Four of the aircraft will be introduced this year, followed by two ...

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