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Austrian Airlines Announces Fifth Service Resumption Delay

Austrian Airlines announced on Friday that it will resume operating flights on June 7, nearly three months after grounding its fleet in mid-March delaying its resumption of service five times. The move comes in response to the Austrian government's announcement that its borders with Germany and some Schengen area countries will reopen on June 15. Austrian Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Andreas Otto, believes avoiding empty flights by extending service suspension is crucial. “When the demand is right and the travel…

Laudamotion Announce Expansion Plans, New Livery and Growth Initiatives

Laudamotion, the Austrian low-cost airline which took over the insolvent Niki earlier this year, has announced that it will double its fleet size from 9 to 18 Airbus A320 aircraft for summer 2019. The carrier, which focuses on the Austrian and German markets, has had a successful first summer season…

Formula One Legend Niki Lauda Beats IAG to Regain His…

Formula One legend Niki Lauda, who survived a horrific crash at the German Grand Prix in 1976 and has since shifted his endeavors to the aviation industry, has defied the odds again and successfully bid for the return of the airline he founded in 2003. Reuters reported on Tuesday that…

Austrian Niki Declares Bankruptcy After Lufthansa Withdraws Bid

Austrian low-cost carrier, Niki, announced that it was filing for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday. A subsidiary of Air Berlin, who also went bankrupt this past August after Etihad Airways pulled the plug on its cash flow, Niki applied for protection in a Berlin court but stated that they would be…

easyJet Announces New European Air Operators Certificate

easyJet, one of Europe's biggest airlines, has announced the country where it's new Air Operators Certificate (AOC) will be registered. Subject to application approval, the airline will create a new registry in Austria, under the Austro Control regulator, called easyJet Europe. The news follows months of speculation of where the…