Laudamotion (Vienna), as planned, has evolved into Lauda Europe based in Malta.
In July 2020, Ryanair announced Laudamotion GmbH would cease operations at the end of 2020, with the fleet being transferred to Lauda Europe. The new Malta-based Lauda Europe is the second Ryanair group airline based in Malta, alongside Malta Air.
Lauda Europe (LW) (Malta) launched operations on September 13, 2020 with flights from several Austrian and German airports to Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Ryanair Holdings’ new Maltese subsidiary replaces Lauda (Vienna), which is slated
for closure. Lauda Europe will take over the operation of Airbus A320-200s from Lauda and will exclusively operate the aircraft as a technical wet-lease operator under Ryanair’s “FR” code.
At least five Airbus A320s previously registered in Austria have been changed to Maltese registrations.
Javier Rodriguez reporting from Spain.
Top Copyright Photo: Lauda (Europe) (Malta) Airbus A320-232 9H-LMG (msn 4603) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 951372.