Lufthansa Group is planning to retire the Niki brand. Previously on October 13, 2017 Deutsche Lufthansa AG and the Air Berlin Group announced they had signed a contract regarding the purchase of NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH (Niki) and Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter mbH (LGW).
These two carriers are projected to increase the capacity of the operational fleet at Eurowings as follows:
LGW with 870 employees, as well as 17 Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 and 13 Airbus A320 aircraft
Niki with 830 employees, as well as 20 Airbus A320 type aircraft.
According to Reuters, “Lufthansa plans to scrap the brand name of Austrian airline Niki as it integrates the carrier into its Eurowings budget business, a board member said on October 24, 2017”.
Copyright Photo: Niki Luftfahrt (flyNiki.com) Airbus A321-211 OE-LES (msn 3504) ZRH (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 934292.