Lauda, the new name of Laudamotion, has announced 21 new routes which will launch from its Vienna base at the start of the W19/20 season. Among the new routes is Liverpool (will operate twice-weekly), with Paul Winfield, Director of Aviation Development and Marketing, Liverpool Airport, pictured promoting the UK airport’s new airline and destination. Along with Liverpool, the carrier will link the Austrian capital to Agadir (three times weekly), Alicante (twice-weekly), Athens (daily), Birmingham (three times weekly), Bordeaux (three times weekly), Brussels Charleroi (six times weekly), Edinburgh (three times weekly), Eindhoven (four times weekly), Gothenburg (twice-weekly), Lisbon (four times weekly), Marseille (twice-weekly), Münster (four times weekly), Oslo Torp (twice-weekly), Porto (twice-weekly), Riga (four times weekly), Sofia (five times weekly), Stockholm Skavsta (twice-weekly), Tel Aviv (daily), Thessaloniki (three times weekly) and Vilnius (three times weekly). The new routes will result in 74 additional departures with the airline from Vienna next winter.
Ryanair announced this week that Kharkiv will become its fourth destination in Ukraine, with it announcing two new routes to the airport from Krakow (twice-weekly, starting 17 June) and Vilnius (twice-weekly, starting 27 October). The airline has also announced it will serve Odessa from 16 June, with flights from Krakow, with this becoming its third destination in Ukraine after Kiev Boryspil and Lviv. Odessa will also see routes to Katowice and Wroclaw, both launching on 29 October respectively. Pictured at the announcement of Kharkiv services are: Michał Kaczmarzyk, Executive Director, Ryanair Sun; Olga Pawlonka, Sales & Marketing Manager for CEE, Ryanair; Yuliya Svitlychna, Chairman, Kharkiv Regional State Administration; and Vladimir Vasylchenko, General Director, Kharkiv Airport.