Lauda Air

  • Lauda Air was an Austrian airline that operated from 1979 to 2013. The airline was founded by Niki Lauda, an Austrian Formula One driver, and began operations as a charter airline. Over the years, Lauda Air expanded its services to include scheduled flights as well.
  • Lauda Air was known for its high-quality service and safety record. The airline offered both economy and business class seating options, with a focus on comfort and customer satisfaction. In addition to its passenger services, Lauda Air also operated cargo flights.
  • In 2000, Lauda Air became a subsidiary of Austrian Airlines, and in 2012 it was fully integrated into the Austrian Airlines brand. Following the integration, the Lauda Air brand was no longer used, and all flights were operated under the Austrian Airlines name.
  • Lauda Air had a fleet of various aircraft types, including Boeing and Airbus planes. The airline served numerous destinations worldwide, including both short-haul and long-haul routes. Unfortunately, Lauda Air ceased operations in 2013 due to restructuring within the Austrian Airlines Group.
  • Although Lauda Air no longer exists as an independent airline, Niki Lauda went on to found another airline called Laudamotion in 2016, which was later acquired by Ryanair in 2018.
Lauda Air