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Ryanair Shuts Down Lauda’s Vienna Base Following Union Disagreement

The parent company of Laudamotion, Ryanair Holdings, has decided to close the company's base in Vienna, resulting in job losses for more than 300 Lauda employees. The airline, which takes its name from the late Formula 1 legend and ex-airline owner Niki Lauda began operations in 2018 under the Laudamotion name. Ryanair completed the takeover of the company in January 2019, making Lauda the only airline within the Ryanair group to operate Airbus aircraft. The announcement today comes as no…