Austrian to Retire Turboprops by 2022

Austrian Airlines will retire its fleet of Bombardier DHC 8 Q400 aircraft by the end of 2021. Per STAR Fleet data in mba’s REDBOOK, the airline’s fleet includes seventeen active planes of that model, plus one in storage.

To replace the capacity of its turboprop fleet, the airline will add ten Airbus A320 aircraft. It intends to take delivery of six A320 planes beginning in August. Now-defunct Avianca Brasil previously operated four of these planes, while Juneyao Airlines flew the other two. Bombardier manufactured these planes between September 2007 and November 2013.

The Vienna-based carrier configured its Q400 turboprops with 76 seats each, while its existing A320-200 aircraft accommodate either 168 or 174 passengers.

Source: Austrian Airlines