Laudamotion will launch with 14 new aircraft and start with services from Düsseldorf on 25 March.
Owner Niki Lauda (pictured above) made the announcement on 16 March. Laudamotion aircraft will come from the Niki subsidiary of AirBerlin, which has been dissolved.
The fleet will consist of 14 Airbus aircraft (A319, A320, A321), which will fly from Vienna, Zurich, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Cologne, Munich, and Frankfurt. All aircraft will be operated under a contract given to the carrier by Condor.
The first Laudamotion aircraft will take-off from Düsseldorf on 25 March, and flights from Austria are scheduled to start in June.
Laudamotion managing director, Niki Lauda said: “Laudamotion has signed a contract of carriage with Condor. The German vacation airline will not only market Laudamotion flights but also handle selected operational functions, such as acting as the control Press release centre and crew planning, for Laudamotion as a service provider.”
Condor will market flights with the carrier for departures from Frankfurt and Dusseldorf, whilst Laudamotion will also have aircraft departing from Vienna.
Condor MD and Thomas Cook Airlines CCO, Ralf Teckentrup added: “We are marketing the Laudamotion range to fill a gap in the European vacation flight market. Our customers will benefit from this by having a larger selection and low – priced starter offerings.”
Palma is served daily from Vienna and Salzburg and there are flights from Graz, Innsbruck, and Linz three times a week.
Laudamotion will also fly to Malaga and offers island connections to Ibiza departing on Thursday and returning on Sunday. In addition to connections with Italy and Cyprus, Laudamotion also flies from Vienna to the Greek destinations of Santorini, Crete, and Kalamata.
Following the airline’s founding and the development of its corporate identity, the first few months will focus on building solid partnerships and on cooperation in marketing the company’s flights. A cooperative sales initiative has been put in place with Condor.
The cooperation with German vacation airline Condor offers travelers from Germany , Austria, and Switzerland a broader and more flexible selection of flights.
For customers flying from Austria, the Laudamotion range will bring additional direct connections from Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Linz, and Graz. Customers from Switzerland can fly on board the new Laudamotion to eight destinations in Spain, Greece, and Italy.
Condor will market flights with Laudamotion from Düsseldorf and Frankfurt to the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Greece, and Italy.
Destinations on the route network will eventually include Graz, Innsbruck, Linz, Salzburg and Vienna (all in Austria); to Paphos (Cyprus); Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hannover, and Stuttgart (Germany); Chania, Corfu, Heraklion, Kalamata, Rhodes and Santorini (Greece); Brindisi, Lamezia, Olbia and Pisa (Italy); Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca (Spain); and Basel and Zurich (Switzerland).