Austrian Airlines is auctioning off Economy Class plane 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 help human beings in Ukraine.
The seats saw provider on transatlantic flights and have been removed to make way for Premium Economy Class seats. The starting fee for the double and triple rows varies among $250 and $380.
Austrian Airlines says that, like the seats, the drink trolleys (beginning auction rate $fifty two) have “seen the arena” and are now expecting new functions as, possibly, “a nice piece of furnishings, domestic bar trolleys, or sturdy toolboxes.”
“As the pink-white-crimson flag-provider, which has been connecting Austria with Europe and the world for extra than 60 years, we are very pleased to proportion a bit of aviation records – and thereby assist human beings in want,” said Austrian Airlines CCO Michael Trestl in a assertion. “With this charity project, we want to make at the least a small contribution to ease the struggling of the Ukrainian people.”
Bidding open now
Bidding on the public sale objects is open now, with the final recognition of bids (notification to bid ‘winners’) on May 21.
You can see the seats and drink trolleys being auctioned on-line or in-person in Austria, where you’ll additionally want to go to pick your auction objects.
“We thank Austrian Airlines and AURENA [the auction house for this charitable mission for the gain of Nachbar in Not,” stated Martina Schloffer, Dep. Head of International Cooperation at Austrian Red Cross. “Millions of people are currently struggling and depend on humanitarian resource. The donations will permit us to
facilitate wishes-primarily based help, like water, food substances, hygiene merchandise or medicines.”