Niki brand retired, becomes LaudaMOTION

The Niki brand, now back with its founder Niki Lauda after being rescued from the collapse of AirBerlin and a judicial override on its sale to IAG, has been officially retired.

The company will be called Laudamotion and take on the branding of the former F-1 world champions business jet airline of the same name.

15 A321 Aircraft have been transferred to the airline and operations are expected to commence on June 18.

One of Laudamotion’s business jets