Austrian Airlines will begin replacing regional jets and small turboprops with larger aircraft on its European routes from Sunday in order to bolster its competitiveness with higher volume and more attractive fares. The move, expected to generate an additional 1 million passengers over the next 12 months, is a key part of the "rebirth of Austrian Airlines," CCO Andreas Bierwirth said Friday in Vienna, and an important step in its restructuring since its acquisition by Lufthansa last year. ...

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