Checking in at Vienna Airport (VIE)

Schwechat’s terminal windows should be cleaned from time to time 🙂 Terminal 3 also known as Austrian Star Alliance Terminal was opened in 2012. At this gate, Austrian Boeing 777 is served by catering while Air China A330 is taxiing for departure.

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At Pier D’s gate Austrian Embraer is awaiting passengers.

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On the other side of Terminal 3, cargo is loaded into Austrian Airlines A320.

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Another Austrian widebody Boeing 767, acquired from Lauda Air, is approaching the gate.

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While the queue is forming at the threshold of Runway 16, Austrian Airlines Fokker is approaching the terminal.

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Austrian Airlines Bombardier Q400 ready for departure.

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More Austrian Airlines aircraft are taxiing towards the active runway, company’s A321 in this case.

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Mini Eurowings base in Vienna.

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Austrian Airlines A321 (OE-LBA, MSN 552) was delivered in 1995 and is serving the company for more than 20 years. In 2016 it was repainted in “myDreamteam” special livery, supporting the national football team in EURO 2016.

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Cargo ramp is hosting Korean Air Cargo Boeing 777.

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Takeoff from Vienna Airport (VIE)

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Our today’s bird is Austrian Airlines A320 (OE-LBR, MSN 1150), delivered to the company in 2000.

Boarding the plane.

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Taking the seat with a view of the remote stand filled with regional planes.

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Takeoff from Vienna Airport (VIE) Runway 16.

Shortly after a takeoff, we are overflying the A2 motorway.

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Departing following MEDIX 2B SID procedure.

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Cruising over Europe

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Crossing Danube close to the town of Ybbs an​ der Donau. In the background, the A1 motorway is following the river.

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Overflying Linz, capital of Oberösterreich.

Safety instructions card on board Austrian A320.

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At the cruising level over Germany.

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Overflying the Rhine river at the town of Neuwied.

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In the Belgian airspace, close to Liège, we are on our descent path.

Liège Airport (EBLG) in the distance. Though international airport, it is mostly focused on cargo.

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Descent and landing at Brussels Airport (BRU) Runway 25L.

As we vacated the airplane, one more snap is in order.

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Finnair Embraer is pushed back.

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International carriers at the Concourse B.

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A view from the Connector building of our LBR.

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Route overview.