Lufthansa subsidiary Austrian Airlines will close six regional crew bases as the carrier replaces 18 Bombardier Dash 8 Q400s with Airbus A320s, the latest move in a new strategy to improve performance. Local crew bases in Altenrhein (located in Switzerland near the Austrian border)—as well as in the Austrian cities of Graz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Linz and Salzburg—will close, affecting around 200 flight crew. “With this move, we can centralize our own aircraft operations ...

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