Back in October Austrian announced a new business class product which was supposed to be installed on their entire longhaul fleet by April 2013. Unfortunately they’ve had a substantial delay due to the certification process of the new seats, as the first aircraft was supposed to be reconfigured by November of last year.
Well, the great news is that I was just forwarded a press release indicating that the first reconfigured 777 is in service, and is operating as OS45 to the Maldives tonight.
This makes me feel much more at ease about my flight later this month which is scheduled to be operated by one of their reconfigured 777s.
Anyway, just figured I’d post this update that they seem to be making progress. I suspect they’ll still have their entire fleet reconfigured before the summer, which is great since they still have excellent award availability for then.