Austrian Airlines retired its last MD-83 on June 22, marking an end to this aircraft type that had been in service with the company for 25 years. Austrian operated a total of 20 MD-81s/82s/83s/87s, which flew 900,000 hr., made 575,000 flights and transported 35 million passengers. The last two are going to operators in South and North America. Austrian will suspend its Vienna-Osaka route temporarily in the coming winter season owing to low yields and high airport costs at Osaka Kansai, ...

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