Low Cost Carrier
Ceased Operations on 28-Oct-2020
Country/Territory: Austria


Laudamotion, trading as Lauda, was a low cost scheduled service operator based in Vienna, Austria. The airline was founded by Niki Lauda, who also founded Lauda Air and NIKI. Lauda Motion GmbH also provided aircraft management services including CAMO, flight dispatch, charter sales ground handling services and crew training. The NIKI brand relaunched as Laudamotion on 20-Mar-2018 and operated with a fleet of Airbus A320 family aircraft. It rebranded again as Lauda in Mar-2019. Lauda is wholly owned by Ryanair Holdings PLC.

In Jul-2020, Ryanair registered 'Lauda Europe Ltd' as a business entity in Malta and applied for an AOC in the country to take over the activities and fleet of Laudamotion.
Laudamotion suspended all operations as of mid Oct-2020 with all aircraft assets being transferred over to Lauda Europe under a Maltese AOC.

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