niki launches new route to Tel Aviv in Israel from Vienna
niki, airberlin’s Austrian subsidiary, launched a new route from its Vienna (VIE) hub to Tel Aviv (TLV) in Israel on 20 February. The airline now flies the route three times weekly with its A320s, competing with Austrian Airlines’ twice-daily flights and El Al’s five flights a week. Noticeably, Austrian has just announced that it will increase capacity on the Tel Aviv route as it drops its Mumbai service, providing further competition for newcomer niki. airberlin already serves Tel Aviv from Berlin Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Munich and Düsseldorf.