Austrian Airlines SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Austrian Airlines with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Austrian Airlines

Parent Company

Deutsche Lufthansa AG





Tagline/ Slogan

We fly for your smile


Strong brand backing of Lufthansa



Business travelers / Frequent fliers

Target Group

Middle and upper middle class


Customer friendly airline

SWOT Analysis


1. Being a subsidiary of Lufthansa it is associated with a strong brand name

2. It owns shares in many companies and hence has a steady financial inflow
3. With a fleet size of nearly 80 it provides services to over 130 destinations all over the world
4. Strong brand presence across Europe


1. All its flights are operated by subsidiary Tyrolean Airways and this can be risky if there are any financial or operational problems faced by the subsidiary

2. Since its a subsidiary of Lufthansa, all strategic and administrative decisions cannot be taken by Austrian Airlines
3. Restricting the company may result in increase in fares


1. Leverage association with Brand Lufthansa as financial support has been approved by Lufthansa for restructuring
2. Expand services to South American and Australian markets
3.More brand awareness through advertising and increasing destinations


1. Strong competition in the saturated European market
2. Increasing cost of aviation fuel
3.Government regulations and taxes may affect financials to a large extent



1. SWISS Air
2. KLM
3.Air France

The table above concludes the Austrian Airlines SWOT analysis along with its marketing and brand parameters.


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