Lauda Leaves FlyNiki

People ♦ Published: November 8, 2011; 19:45 ♦ (Vindobona)

Niki Lauda, founder of the Austrian Airline FlyNiki, sells his 50.1% stake to the German Air Berlin.

Lauda Leaves FlyNiki / Picture: © Fly Niki

Lauda leaves his company, which has been founded in 2004. Shortly after FlyNiki has been established, Air Berlin became a strategic partner. A stake of 24% has been taken over then. In 2010, Air Berlin purchased another 25.9%. Now, the German airline takes over the complete ownership in FlyNiki. As a result, this is the second airline Lauda has sold. In 2000, AUA took over “Lauda…