Niki (Niki Luftfahrt GmbH) (Vienna) ended all operations late on December 13, 2017 and filed for insolvency (bankruptcy).
The drastic move was triggered when Lufthansa announced it would drop all plans to take over the ailing former Airberlin-owned Austrian carrier.
The last Niki flight was flight HG2601 from Tenerife Sur (TFS) to Vienna operated with the former Belair Airbus A320-214 HB-IOP (msn 4187) now registered as OE-LOG and operated by Niki.
The airline issued this short statement:
The flight operations of Niki Luftfahrt GmbH under IATA-Airline-Code HG will cease as of December 14, 2017.
Passengers who have booked their flight with a tour operator are kindly asked to contact their tour operator directly. The tour operator is responsible to accommodate his passengers.
Copyright Photo: Niki-The Spirit of Niki (flyniki.com) Airbus A320-214 OE-LEX (msn 2867) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 911443.
Video: The airline was originally started by Niki Lauda: