Log Vienna Trip 22-26 June 2009;
Took advantage of cheap fares with Aer Lingus and thought i'd go to Vienna as i haven't been since the early 90's and need the Austrian 777's and some other bits. Got the flight for £28, it goes at 1135, not quite daily (yet).Was planning a few days spotting and a few sight seeing as i had the missus with me, however the weather was awfull virtually all week so spent most of the time at the airport
CN-ROF A321 RAMCN-TJB LJ45LZ-FIA G550TC-FBF A320 FreebirdVP-CCL FA20VQ-BAR A319 Rossiya
Flew to Vienna on A320 EI-DVI EI 950
If anybody is a bit slack on the Austrian fleet like me then here is a bit of info that maybe usefull;
They have 4 B777's which fly to JFK (1105), NRT (1400) and BKK (2320). All are daily flights except Narita which doesn't operate on a Wednesday. They return back at 0535 (BKK), 0840 (JFK) and 1555 (NRT-not on Thurs). Bear in mind the BKK flight is away 30 hours as it sits in BKK for a few hours, ie leaves Monday night at 2320, it won't be back till 0535 Weds morning, so you'll need 2 days to get all the 777's.
The 6 B767's are a bit easier, they daily fly to PEK (2015), DEL (1335), YYZ (1120), IAD (1130), TLV twice daily at 1035 and 2025 and finally DXB (1720 daily except Mondays). The Beijing flight is away the longest, it gets back the following day at 1815 so you should get all them in 2 days easily.
We saw all the Dash8/400's but it took 4 days to get the last one. I think there are a/c based out of Salzburg as we were missing 1 of the CRJ's too and a Dash8/300.
We saw all the NIKI fleet but it took 4 days as they operate regularly out of Graz, Linz, Salzburg and Innsbruck. I only saw A320 OE-LEO once all week. Lauda were pretty much the same but i didn't see OE-LNS at all, it had been operating from Salzburg.
Sky Europe seem to have 4 (or possibly more) a/c based there too (i didn't realise they were still operating)
Other airlines of note that visit Vienna;
Tarom - 318's twice daily and an ATR in the morning.JAT - ATR twice daily (though often the same one).Finnair - twice daily Embraer's though 319's did turn up somedays.Egypt Air - B738 dailyQatar - A320 dailyRoyal Jordanian - A319 4 days a weekEva Air - A330 3 days a weekChina Airlines - A340 3 days a weekTurkish Airlines - frequent daily flights with 737/320/321Aeroflot - 319's daily, sometimes twice a dayMy Air - CRJ900's several times weekLot - ATR daily and sometimes E175 or 737Croatian - DH8/400 twice a dayEmirates - B773 dailyIran Air - A320 twice a week
Korean Air Cargo have 12 weekly flights and Jade Cargo are starting sometime this Summer too.
Viewing is probably best from car park 3, you can see both runways, the Austrian hanger complex and some of the biz stands. Car Park 4 used to be better but the view is partly blocked by the new terminal now and you ill miss departing a/c. Finally there is an airside bus tour, from the main terminal follown signs towards P4 then visitair. The visitair centre opens at 0830, first tour is at 0900 and pretty much hourly though not sure when the last oneoperates, and it costs €7. Its worth doing as it takes you right past the Austrian hangers and down to the biz ramps. We done it twice, first time the Austrian hangers were shut but the biz hangers were open, second time was the other way round!
Right, enough waffling, the logs. As it was chucking it down when we arrived we decided to spot from the cafe in T2. It has reasonable views but we were lucky in the fact that all departing a/c were using the runway in front of us, and all biz has to taxi by anyway.
Austrian Fleet;A319 - OE-LDB/C/D/EA320 - OE-LBN/O/QA321 - OE-LBA/B/D/FB737 - OE-LNM/NB777 - OP-LPCCRJ - OE-LCK/M/N/O/Q/RDH3 - OE-LTG/H/I/K/N/PDH4 - OE-LGA/C/E/F/HFK70 - OE-LFI/J/K/P/QFK100 - OE-LVA/C/E/F/H/I/J/K/L/O
Lauda Fleet;B73G - OE-LNOB738 - OE-LNK/P/Q
Niki Fleet;A319 - OE-LED/KA320 - OE-LEA/E/XA321 - OE-LESE195 - OE-IHA/B
9A-CQC DH4 CroatianA6-ECP B773 EmiratesA7-ADJ A320 QatarB-16312 A332 EvaD-ABDI/S A320 Air BerlinD-ABGI/J A319 Air BerlinD-ABLA/D B73G Air BerlinD-AGWL/AKNR A319 German WingsD-IAYL BE390D-ITIP Ce525EC-JSB A320 IberiaEC-KMT H900XPEI-DUX CR9 MyairER-EMA E120 Air MoldovaF-GKXN A320 Air FranceHB-VJB Ce501LY-AWG B735 Sly EuropeLZ-BOP B735 Bulgaria AirN889TC G4OE-BXA EC135 PoliceOE-FGB CJ2OE-FKO CJ2OE-GFA LJ60OE-GGG Ce560XLOE-GNB Ce680OE-HRR CL300OE-HVA FA2000OH-PPS BD700OK-CCN SF340 (a/w-CSA)OM-CLB B733 Sky EuropeOM-NGG B73G Sky EuropeOO-DWB BAe146 Brussels ALRA-85631 TU154 RossiyaRA-87908 YK40 Aero Limuzin (vip)S5-AAE/F CRJ AdriaSU-GCP B738 Egypt AirTC-JPF A320 TurkishVP-BEE FA900EXYU-ALR ATR72 JAT
We stayed at the EuroHotel Vienna Aiport for 4 nights, it was only £33 on expedia, about 10 mins shuttle bus away, similar to a travelodge but somewhat better.There is a shuttle from the airport provided by C&K services, just go to their desk (in arrivals) and someone will take you to the hotel. A hotel shuttle operates back to the airport in the morning regularly up till Noon. Our rate didn't include the shuttle but they let us on everyday anyway. The hotel does breakfast for €9 but we ate at the airport every day, the cafe in T2 does nice food, and if all else fails there is the Mcdonalds in arrivals or the supermarket near the railway station .
Always planned to spend the day at the airport anyway today, swopped between the car park and cafe and also done an airside bus tour too.
Different a/c logged today were;
Austrian Fleet:A319 - OE-LDA/F/GA320 - OE-LBR/T/UA321 - OE-LBC/EB767 - OE-LAE/T/W/YB777 - OE-LPA/B/DCRJ - OE-LCF/G/H/IDH3 - OE-LTJ/M/ODH4 - OE-LGB/D/G/IFK70 - OE-LFG/H/RFK100 - OE-LVD/G/M
Lauda Fleet:B738 - OE-LNJ
Niki Fleet;A320 - OE-LEO
4X-EKE B738 EL AL9A-CQA DH4 CroatianA6-ECHB773 EmiratesA7-ADD A320 Qatar (my last one!)C-FZQP LJ35C-GGMI FA900EXD-ABBS/W B73G Air BerlinD-ABDC A320 Air BerlinD-ABGP/S A319 Air BerlinD-ACPC/Q/R/S CR7 Lufthansa RegionalD-AGWB/I A319 German WingsD-ANFJ ATR72 Lufthansa RegionalD-AVRF BAe146 Lufthansa RegionalD-CGGG LJ31D-CLOG BE350E7-AAE ATR72 B&H AirlinesEC-HGS/JDL A319 IberiaEP-IEA A320 Iran AirF-GFKH/K/Y A320 Air FranceG-EUUX A320 BAG-EZFI A319 EasyjetHB-IJU A320 SwissHB-IKS CL601HB-IPX A319 SwissHL7485 B744 koreanHL7603 B744F KoreanI-ADJJ BAe146 Air DolomitiI-DAWS MD82 Air Albatros (Alitalia clrs)LX-LGK E135 LuxairLX-LGQ B73G LuxairLX-LGW E145 LuxairN116HW G150N773HR H125OE-BXU AS355 PoliceOE-EMU CE208OE-FCW CE525OE-FEM CE525OE-FGI CE525OE-FGK CE525OE-FHC CJ2OE-FLA CJ2OE-FMA CE525OE-FOA CJ2OE-FSR CE525OE-FVB CJ2OE-FWW BE390OE-GAA CE560OE-GAK CE680OE-GCC CE560OE-GCH CE650OE-GEG CE560XLOE-GET CJ3OE-GMA LJ60OE-GRR LJ55OE-GRU CJ3OE-GZK CE560XLOE-HAC CE750OE-HDD CL300OE-HEM FA2000OE-HFA FA2000OE-HTG DO328JOE-IKB MD83 Map JetOH-LEL E170 FinnairOH-LKM E190 FinnairOK-DSJ CE525OM-CLA B735 Sky EuropePH-MHM CE560XLPH-OFM FK100 KLMPH-WXD FK70 KLMS5-AAG/J CRJ AdriaS5-AAN CR900 AdriaS5-BBD CE560XLSP-EDF ATR42 EurolotSP-KWN JS31 Jet AirSP-LDI E170 LOTSU-GCR B738 Egypt AirTC-JFH B738 TurkishTC-JPD A320 TurkishTC-SNI B738 Sun ExpressTS-INL A320 NouvelairUR-DNK E145 DniproaviaUR-FAA B733F Ukraine IntUR-GAW B734 Ukraine IntVP-BVJ CRJVP-BWI A319 AeroflotVQ-BAA FA7XYR-ASC A318 TaromYR-ATB ATR42 TaromYR-SBA S2000 CarpatairYR-TII G200
The following a/c listed above were parked outside the Austrian hangers, seen from the bus tour;
OE-LDG A319, OE-LBC A321, I-DAWS MD82, OE-LBU A320, OE-LCF/G CRJ's