Laudamotion gets moving across Europe

Starting on 1 June, Laudamotion officially opened its base at Vienna Airport. Four aircraft will be permanently stationed in the Austrian capital city. “Laudamotion represents the start of a new low-cost carrier with a base and a variety of flight connections in Vienna. In addition to growth at the airport hub, the new airline also comprises a great offering for passengers departing from Vienna. Effective immediately, fantastic destinations can be reached with Laudamotion for people going on holiday in the summer”, says Julian Jäger, Joint CEO and COO of Vienna Airport. Opening the new base with Laudamotion crew members were: Andreas Gruber, Laudamotion CEO; Niki Lauda, Laudamotion; and Julian Jäger, Joint CEO and COO of Vienna Airport.

Erik Bergmüller, Head of Business Development & Cooperation of Laudamotion (fourth from left) and Martin Altemöller, Head of Traffic at Hannover Airport (fourth from left), are looking forward to the first flight from the German airport to Palma de Mallorca with the airline’s crew.

“In terms of passenger numbers, Palma de Mallorca is one of our most popular European destinations,” says Michael Eggenschwiler, CEO of Hamburg Airport. “Almost a million passengers flew from Hamburg to Mallorca in 2017 alone. So we are delighted that Laudamotion is responding to this great demand for flights to the German people’s favourite island, increasing the service on this route and filling the gap that had arisen compared to last year’s services. Our passengers benefit from an even greater range of choice for flights to their holiday destination.” The German airport’s Senior Manager Traffic Development & Sales Alex Ringel heralded the new route with the inaugural flight’s flight crew.

Münster/Osnabrück Airport celebrated the inaugural flight of Laudamotion’s scheduled service to Palma de Mallorca on 1 June. The route will be operated daily. Handing out the flowers to the first flight crew were the German airport’s Detlef Döbberthin, Manager Aviation Marketing (left) and Mathias Richter, Manager Aviation Marketing (right).

  • Laudamotion has started 32 new sectors in the past week, as the LCC looks to fill the void left behind by the now defunct airberlin and NIKI operations. The longest sector is the 3,668-kilometre  route from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Tenerife South (TFS), whereas the shortest city pair is the link from Vienna (VIE) to Pisa (PSA), at 686 kilometres. The average sector length of all 32 services is 1,743 kilometres, while the average frequency is 5.1 flights per week. Only eight of the 32 airport pairs will see no incumbent airlines, with the Tegel to Heraklion (HER) route seeing Laudamotion face seven competing carriers. See how FTWAs from Hannover and Palma de Mallorca compare to others from around the world. 
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
01-Jun Berlin Tegel (TXL) Faro (FAO) B738 (4) easyJet (3), Eurowings (2), Germania (2)
Girona (GRO)  
Heraklion (HER) B738 (3) Eurowings (3), Germania (3), SundAir (3), TUIfly (2), Aegean Airlines (2), Corendon Airlines Europe (2), Ellinair (2)
Lanzarote (ACE) B738 (2) Germania (1)
Malaga (AGP) B738 (4)  
Milan Malpensa (MXP) B738 (6) easyJet (7)
Palma de Mallorca (PMI) EQV (23) easyJet (35), Eurowings (19), Germania (7), Ryanair (6)
Pula (PUY) B738 (2) Eurowings (3), easyJet (1)
Cologne Bonn (CGN) Palma de Mallorca (PMI) B738 (20) Eurowings (43), Condor (14), Ryanair (13), TUIfly (6)
Hamburg (HAM) A320 (7) Eurowings (31), Condor (7), Ryanair (7)
Hannover (HAJ) A320 (9) Condor (21), Eurowings (21), TUIfly (12), Norwegian (2)
Linz (LNZ) A321 (3) Eurowings (2)
Münster/Osnabrück (FMO) A320 (7)  
Salzburg (SZG) A321 (7) Eurowings (4)
Vienna (VIE) Chania (CHQ) A320 (3) Austrian Airlines (2)
Palma de Mallorca (PMI) A320 (23) Eurowings (16), Vueling (4)
Pisa (PSA) A320 (3)  
02-Jun Berlin Tegel (TXL) Corfu (CFU) B738 (3) easyJet (2), TUIfly (2), Germania (1)
Fuerteventura (FUE) B738 (2) Germania (2), TUIfly (1)
Gran Canaria (LPA) B738 (3) Germania (2), TUIfly (1)
Ibiza (IBZ) B738 (4)  
Kos (KGS) B738 (3) Germania (2), SundAir (1), TUIfly (1)
Rijeka (RJK) B738 (2) Eurowings (2)
Vienna (VIE) Brindisi (BDS) A320 (1)  
Malaga (AGP) A320 (2) Eurowings (3)
Santorini (JTR) Austrian Airlines (2), Eurowings (2)
03-Jun Berlin Tegel (TXL) Tenerife South (TFS) B738 (3) Germania (2), TUIfly (2)
Innsbruck (INN) Palma de Mallorca (PMI) A321 (2) Germania (1)
Vienna (VIE) Ibiza (IBZ) A320 (2) Eurowings (3), Austrian Airlines (1)
Paphos (PFO)  
04-Jun Graz (GRZ) Palma de Mallorca (PMI) A321 (2) Eurowings (3)
Vienna (VIE) Kalamata (KLX) A320 (1)  
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 5 June. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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