New York- October 18, 2006: As a response to the easing condition of fuel markets, Austrian Airlines has announced a reduction in its fuel surcharge for all roundtrip transatlantic flights. For all tickets issued as of October 17th 2006, the surcharge will be reduced by US $20 Speaking from New York, Paul Paflik, General Manager the Americas of Austrian, said, "We are constantly striving to make our passengers happy by monitoring a variety of situations. Given that fuel prices have relaxed somewhat, we are delighted to pass the savings on to our passengers and give them one more incentive to fly with Austrian."

Set to mark its 50th anniversary in 2008, Austrian Airlines operates the only non-stop flights from the U.S. and Canada to Vienna. Austrian is a member of the Star Alliance and flies to 130 cities in 66 countries with a fleet of more than 100 aircraft. Austrian Airlines passengers can earn miles on Austrian's Miles & More or United Airlines Mileage Plus programs.