- Additional long haul aircraft will be transferred from Hong Kong to Vienna with flight number OS 1472 tomorrow
- Two Eurofighter-jets of the Austrian Air Force will accompany OS 1472 within the context of an interception training held by the Austrian Armed Forces
- The Boeing 777 is of high importance to the Vienna flight hub and creates 150 additional jobs
The big event is approaching just one day from now: Austrian Airlines is going to welcome its new Boeing 777 at its home airport in Vienna. The long-haul aircraft with the registration OE-LPF was modified in Hong Kong and adapted to meet the standards of Austrian Airlines over a period of four months. After a successful acceptance flight the Boeing 777 will be transferred to Vienna already tomorrow. The flight with the flight number OS 1472 is scheduled to depart at 3 a.m. local time from Hong Kong and is supposed to arrive in Vienna at 2:40 p.m. local time after flight time of nearly 12 hours.
Eurofighter-jets accompany OS 1472 as part of an interception training
As soon as flight OS 1472 will reach the Austrian airspace, it will be accompanied by two Eurofighter-jets of the Austrian Air Force until it lands at Vienna Airport within the context of an interception training held by the Austrian Armed Forces. As part of this tactical exercise, a go-around maneuver of flight OS 1472 is planned at Vienna Airport before landing. The interception training depends on the weather conditions. If the weather is good, interested people will have the opportunity to observe the landing live from the Visitors Terrace of Vienna Airport. The exact landing time is not exactly predictable, as thunderstorms are to be expected tomorrowin Vienna.