Austrian Airlines is auctioning off Economy Class airplane seats from its Boeing 767 fleet and a hundred and seventy flight trolleys and donating the proceeds to the nonprofit Nachbar in Not (Neighbor in Need) to guide people in Ukraine.
The seats noticed service on transatlantic flights and were removed to make manner for Premium Economy Class seats. The starting fee for the double and triple rows varies among $250 and $380.
Austrian Airlines says that, just like the seats, the drink trolleys (beginning auction rate $fifty two) have “seen the world” and are actually looking ahead to new functions as, possibly, “a pleasing piece of fixtures, home bar trolleys, or strong toolboxes.”
“As the pink-white-purple flag-service, which has been connecting Austria with Europe and the arena for extra than 60 years, we're very thrilled to percentage a piece of aviation records – and thereby help human beings in want,” said Austrian Airlines CCO Michael Trestl in a assertion. “With this charity challenge, we need to make at least a small contribution to ease the struggling of the Ukrainian humans.”
Bidding open now
Bidding at the public sale items is open now, with the very last acceptance of bids (notification to bid ‘winners’) on May 21.
You can see the seats and drink trolleys being auctioned on line or in-man or woman in Austria, where you’ll additionally want to go to select your public sale items.
“We thank Austrian Airlines and AURENA [the auction house for this charitable undertaking for the advantage of Nachbar in Not,” said Martina Schloffer, Dep. Head of International Cooperation at Austrian Red Cross. “Millions of human beings are currently suffering and rely upon humanitarian resource. The donations will allow us to
facilitate needs-based help, like water, meals resources, hygiene products or medicines.”