New airline to connect with Paphos
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Right in time for the start of the peak travel season, a new Austrian airline will offer flights and connections to Paphos Airport.

After performing its inaugural flight last week, the company has now made flights available for booking, ahead of its first Cyprus flights at the beginning of June.

Laudamotion is the latest development in the history of the successful airline NIKI. Ever since it was first founded in November 2003, NIKI has been continuously expanding both its fleet of Airbus aircraft and the number of destinations to which it flies.

The current Laudamotion fleet flies under the code OE. It consists of 14 Airbus aircraft (A319, A320, A321), which will fly from Vienna, Zurich, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Cologne, Munich, and Frankfurt.


Laudamotion’s first scheduled flight took off from Düsseldorf on March 25th 2018, and flights from Austria are due to start in June. Flights from Paphos, Cyprus to Vienna, Austria will also start in June 2018 and are available to book online now.

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, for example.

The cooperation with German vacation airline Condor offers travellers from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland an even broader and more flexible selection of flights for their vacation plans.


“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 center and crew planning, for Laudamotion as a service provider,” says Niki Lauda, Managing Director of Laudamotion.

Ralf Teckentrup, Managing Director of Condor and CCO of Thomas Cook Group Airlines, adds: “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.”

Laudamotion has launched their website and their flights are now available for booking: