Austrian Airlines retires last Dash turboprop aircraft

Austrian Airlines DHC-8-400 turboprop aircraft
Photo: © Alan Wilson

Austrian Airlines has phased out its final remaining De Havilland Canada DHC-8-400 (Dash 8) turboprop aircraft.

The last two flights were operated between Vienna and Innsbruck on Monday, May 31st.

The turboprop aircraft, including DHC-8-100 and 8-400, were part of Austrian’s fleet for almost 20 years. All in all, Austria’s flag-carrier operated 18 DHC-8-400 airplanes that have spent a combined 54 years in the air.

From now on, Austrian’s fleet consists entirely of Airbus, Boeing and Embraer aircraft. However, there will be more aircraft retirements; in April 2020, the carrier announced that Airbus A319s and Boeing 767-300s will also leave the fleet.