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Niki Lauda

Austrian Budget Airline LaudaMotion: Fighting the Top Dog Lufthansa

LaudaMotion is to become a powerful low-cost airline. Ryanair ultimately intends to acquire a 75 percent stake. From June 2018, a total of 65 routes are to be served from Vienna, from seven German airports (Berlin/Tegel, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart) and from Zurich to the Mediterranean region and to the Canary Islands.

March 30, 2018

Ryanair Acquires 75 Percent of LaudaMotion

The Irish low-cost airline Ryanair is paying 100 million euros for the share. Ryanair will initially take over 24.9 percent of Laudamotion and intends to increase it to 75 percent, subject to the approval of the EU competition authority. The airline founder will continue to be in charge.

March 20, 2018

Niki Lauda Acquires Stakes in Benko's Real Estate Firms

The private foundation of former Formula 1 driver Niki Lauda will acquire 1% of Signa Prime and a 10% stake in Signa Retail.

July 17, 2015

AUA: Negotiations Go On

Austrian Airlines does not face strikes. Not only AUA´s management is under pressure. Workers fear a new foundation of AUA or a re-sale.

March 5, 2012

Lauda Leaves FlyNiki

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

November 8, 2011

Emirates Wins Dispute over Air Rights

The Middle Eastern airline was allowed to offer 13 connections per week from Dubai to Vienna.

October 28, 2011

FlyNiki with Passenger Increase from Vienna Airport

The number of passengers departing from Vienna with Niki Lauda’s airline grew by 29% in the first half of 2011.

July 27, 2011

Sales Increase for FlyNiki

Niki Lauda’s airline achieved strong growth in 2010, regarding both passengers and sales. The EBIT declined however.

March 31, 2011

Discounts for Austrian Airlines and Lauda at Vienna International Airport

Vienna International Airport grants Austrian Airlines and Flyniki discounts. Flyniki rises to the second most important partner.

November 25, 2010

Lauda is Evaluating whether to Move From Vienna

The owner and CEO of the Austrian low-cost airline Flyniki is considering a withdrawal from Austria. He is very upset over the tax on airline tickets to be implemented on January 1, 2001.

November 2, 2010