Niki Lauda to buy back his old airline, IAG bid rejected

Niki Luftfahrt (flyNiki.com) Airbus A320-214 OE-LEE (msn 2749) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 934288.

Niki Lauda will again own Niki. Reuters is reporting the creditors of Niki have selected former Formula One world champion Niki Lauda’s bid to acquire the defunct carrier after it rejected the bid from IAG, the owner of British Airways, Iberia and Vueling.

Niki Lauda stated he has secured 15 aircraft and will restart operations by the end of March.

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With this restart and return to leadership under Niki Lauda, a new brand is very likely. Both the Airberlin and the pictured “fly” livery are now part of the past which failed in bankruptcy. A new livery is probably coming for the the restart.

Copyright Photo: Niki Luftfahrt (flyNiki.com) Airbus A320-214 OE-LEE (msn 2749) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 934288.

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