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Austrian Airlines Adorns Boeing 777 Jet

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Austrian Airlines Adorns Boeing 777 Jet

Austrian Airlines Adorns Boeing 777 Jet
April 01
09:00 2017

MIAMI – Austrian Airlines adorned a Boeing 777 with a Blue Danube Waltz design that says “My Sound of Austria” to celebrate the launching flight service to Los Angeles. The aircraft was named “The Spirit of Austria”, and is commemorative for the 150th anniversary of the Blue Danube Waltz, composed by Johann Strauss in the 19th century.

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The designed jet is the largest long-haul aircraft in the Austrian Airlines fleet; with room for 312 passengers, it will serve as an ambassador for Austria throughout the world.

An online survey in spring 2016 confirmed that the Blue Danube Waltz has become an indispensable aspect of flying with Austrian Airlines: 72 percent of the 2,500 customers voted for the airline to continue playing the Blue Danube Waltz on board Austrian Airlines flights.

The aircraft will serve, in summer, to numerous destinations: Bangkok, Chicago, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Beijing, and Shanghai; and during winter to Mauritius and New York.

The Boeing 777-200 design was made with a special decal that involved a major effort; the sticker was composed of 38 individual pieces and extended over an area of approximately 560 ft2.

The jet, with an OE-LPD registration code, is about 209-feet long and it took three days to finish the process.

The Blue Danube Waltz represents Austrian culture. This piece of music is regularly played in the country and Austrian Airlines made it part of their corporate identity.

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