Laudamotion, formerly Niki, to Take to the Air Later This Month

By Paul Riegler on 19 March 2018
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The first Laudamotion flight will depart from Düsseldorf Laudamotion, the new name for Austrian airline Niki, announced plans to begin operations later this month. Its initial fleet will have fourteen Airbus aircraft including A319, A320, and A320 planes.

Headquartered in Schwechat, the site of Vienna’s airport, Laudamotion will fly under the IATA call sign OE, which are also the first two letters of the word Austria in German, or Österreich, when an umlaut letter is not available.

The airline plans to focus on leisure flights from Austria and Germany to Spain and Greece. Its first flight will depart from Düsseldorf, Germany, on March 25, and flights from Austria are scheduled to start June 2.

The carrier said that German airline Condor would also market its flights. It is outsourcing several operational functions including its control center and crew planning functions to Condor as well.

Niki was sold in bankruptcy proceedings to its founder, Formula One champion Niki Lauda after British Airways’ parent IAG failed to make an acceptable bid.

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