New Initiative "Fly from Linz"

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New Initiative "Fly from Linz"

The specialist group of travel agencies of the Chamber of Commerce of Upper Austria and Linz Airport have taken the continuing geopolitical crises and the challenges that they pose for the tourism economy as an opportunity to start a new, extremely innovative project. At the end of last year, the working group ‘Flieg ab Linz’ (‘Fly from Linz’) was founded, which, in addition to the Chamber of Commerce and the airport, also includes well-known regional tour operators. This gives the domestic tourism economy a leading role, causing quite a stir in the market.

The goals of this unique initiative are to intensify the exchange of ideas between the service providers in the tourism industry, to safeguard the existing flights offered from Linz, and to work on common strategies and measures for the expansion of the charter flights programme.

Subsequent to a regular work cycle, the new platform for the working group ‘Flieg ab Linz’ was introduced last Wednesday to the representatives of Austrian My Holidays, ETI, Fly NIKI, GTA-Sky-Ways, Thomas Cook and TUI Österreich. These partners of the domestic tourism industry will contribute to and work with the working group in the future.

The new platform offers members of the working group the opportunity to respond quickly to new situations and tackle new projects jointly. Essential components of this collaboration are that of pooling marketing activities and being able to act in a more sustained way in joint projects. Furthermore, mechanisms will be put in place to help identify synergies early on and strengthen them.

Founding Members of the Working Group ‘Flieg ab Linz’

Chamber of Commerce of Upper Austria / Specialist Group of Travel Agencies
Flughafen Linz GesmbH
Mader Reisen Vertriebs Travel Agency GmbH
Sabtours Touristik GmbH
Reisewelt GmbH
Kuoni Travel Agency GmbH, Kuoni Travel Partner GmbH
Ruefa Reisen Tourism Office GmbH
World of Travel Reisebüro GmbH
Columbus Reisen GmbH

Other Members

Austrian My Holidays (Austrian Airlines AG)
ETI - Express Travel International GmbH
NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH
GTA-SKY-WAYS Reiseveranstaltungs GesmbH
Thomas Cook Austria AG
TUI Österreich GmbH

For questions, please contact:

Gerhard Kunesch                                    Werner Mader
Flughafen Linz GesmbH                           Chamber of Commerce of Upper Austria    CEO                                                     Chairman of Specialist Group of Travel Agencies

E-mail:         E-mail:
Tel.:      0043 7221 600 1202                 Tel.:     0043 7238 8800021

Commissioner  Manfred Grubauer              Robert Steiner
Flughafen Linz GesmbH                           Chamber of Commerce of Upper Austria
Chairman of the Board                            CEO of Specialist Group Travel Agencies

E-mail:            E-mail:
Tel.:      0043 732 611100                      Tel.:     0043 5 90909-4620

Friday, 29 January 2016

Public Relations Department
Flughafen Linz GesmbH