Austrian Airlines sells Fokker aircraft fleet
Austrian Airlines signed a contract with Alliance Aviation Services Limited, Australia, to: sells 21 fleet of Fokker aircraft (15 Fokker 100 and 6 Fokker 70). The price is set at 15 million dollars. The transaction will have a cash component and an equity component in Alliance.
Austrian Airlines will gradually terminate the use of Fokker aircraft and deliver them to Alliance Aviation Services Limited during December 2015 - December 2017. At the same time, Fokker aircraft will be replaced by aircraft Embraer 195, starting with January 2016. This replacement will allow Austrian Airlines to take pride in a younger fleet. Embraer aircraft have an average age of 4 years, while the Fokker aircraft fleet has an average age of 21 years.
Currently, Alliance Aviatio owns an all Fokker fleet (15 Fokker 100 and 8 Fokker 70 aircraft), being declared the largest operator of these aircraft worldwide. Their service is provided at Austrian Technik Bratislava.