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Lauda to close the Vienna base on May 29

Lauda (Laudamotion) has announced it will close the Vienna base on May 29 after failing to reach an agreement with its union for a new (lower) contract. 300 jobs will be lost.

Ryanair will back fill the Lauda routes from Vienna.

Lauda bases:

Vienna – 86 destinations

Stuttgart – 27 destinations

Dusseldorf – 19 destinations

Palma de Mallorca – 13 destinations

Lauda aircraft photo gallery:

Reuters: Ryanair plans to replace Lauda’s Airbus jets with Boeing

Lauda - laudamotion.com Airbus A320-232 OE-IBJ (msn 3259) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 946729.

From Reuters:

“Ryanair plans to cancel all Airbus deliveries of Airbus jets planned for its subsidiary Lauda, and expects to replace them with ones from Boeing, its chief executive Michael O’Leary said on Tuesday.

“We have aircraft that are due to be delivered over the next 12 months and we will cancel almost all of those deliveries,” which are from leasing companies, O’Leary told Reuters in an interview.

“I think Lauda will have a fleet of about 30 Airbus aircraft – we would probably replace those Airbus with Boeing over the next couple of years,” he said, on condition that Ryanair reach “an acceptable outcome” in talks with Boeing over compensation for delays to deliveries of the 737 MAX.”

Top Copyright Photo: Lauda – laudamotion.com Airbus A320-232 OE-IBJ (msn 3259) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 946729.

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Lauda to add four Boeing 737-800 aircraft to the Vienna base and 17 new routes for summer 2020

Lauda (LaudaMotion) has made this announcement:

Lauda has announced it will base an additional four aircraft (16 in total) at its Vienna base, as part of its biggest ever Summer 2020 schedule.

In summer 2020, Lauda will launch 17 new routes (67 routes in total) to/from Vienna.

The new routes include new service to Milan, Brindisi, Palermo and Greece.

The Lauda fleet in Vienna, which this winter is 12 aircraft (all Airbus A320s), will grow to 16 aircraft with the addition of 4 Boeing 737-800 aircraft for summer 2020.

Lauda’s fleet of Airbus A320s will increase from 22 to over 33 aircraft in summer 2020, but most of these additional aircraft will be allocated to Lauda’s growing bases in Germany and in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) where the Lauda fleet will double from 4 to 10 aircraft for summer 2020.

Laudamotion introduces new crew uniforms, will go by Lauda

Delivered on February 8, 2019

Laudamotion has introduced new uniforms for its crew members. As its new livery reflects, the carrier will officially shorten its name to Lauda.

The carrier is also expanding, especially between Germany and Palma de Mallorca in coordination with Ryanair.

Top Copyright Photo: Lauda – laudamotion.com Airbus A320-232 OE-IHL (msn 3105) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 945746.

Lauda aircraft slide show:

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Ryanair takes full control of Laudamotion

Ex PK-GLH, delivered on December 19, 2018

Ryanair and Laudamotion have made this announcement:

 

Laudamotion on January 29, 2019 confirmed that Ryanair has completed the purchase of 100% shareholding in Laudamotion GmbH from NL Holdings in late December.

Laudamotion now becomes a 100% subsidiary of Ryanair Holdings Plc, the Group which owns Europe’s largest airline.

With the support of Ryanair Holdings, Laudamotion has also announced a series of exciting growth initiatives, which includes:

  • Increasing Lauda’s fleet to 25 aircraft in summer 2019 (from 19 in S2018). Lauda has announced that it has signed LOI agreements with a number of lessors which will increase its Summer 2020 fleet to 30 – all Airbus – aircraft, which will allow Lauda to grow its traffic from 4 million guests in year 1 to 6 million guests in year 2 (FY March 2020) to 7.5m guests in FY March 2021.
  • This summer, Laudamotion will operate 4 bases as it grows in Vienna from 4 to 8 aircraft, Dusseldorf 7 aircraft, Stuttgart 3 aircraft, and Palma de Mallorca 2 aircraft. In winter 2019, the Vienna base will increase further to 11 aircraft, making Laudamotion Vienna’s No.2 airline, just behind Austrian Airlines. Laudamotion is releasing the first part of its winter 2019 flight schedules, offering passengers lower fares and more frequencies, from Vienna in particular. Details of up to 20 new routes from Vienna, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, and Palma de Mallorca, will be announced in the next month or two once airport and handling negotiations have been successfully completed.
  • Laudamotion also announced details of up to 400 new jobs for pilots, cabin crew, and engineers across its 4 bases. It also unveiled details of its new Head Office (at Concorde Business Park), which it will move into in March 2019, and released details of a 250,000 seat sale with fares starting from €19.99 one way for travel in Feb, Mar, Apr and May from Vienna, Stuttgart, and Dusseldorf bases.

 

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Lauda – laudamotion.com Airbus A320-214 OE-LOA (msn 3147) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 945376.

Laudamotion aircraft slide show:

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Laudamotion officially unveils its new Airbus A320 and livery

First Lauda aircraft in the new identity

Laudamotion is celebrating a new era. On November 22, 2018 the pictured ex-Turkish Airlines Airbus A320-232 (OE-LOB, msn 2928, ex TC-JPC) was officially welcomed at Palma de Mallorca with a traditional water cannon salute on its first revenue flight.

The aircraft also displays the new livery which now emphasizes (again) the Lauda name.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Lauda – laudamotion.com Airbus A320-232 OE-LOB (msn 2928) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 944558.

Laudamotion aircraft slide show:

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