Laudamotion upgrades Split and Podgorica flights
Low cost carrier Laudamotion will upgrade its new flights between Stuttgart, Split and Podgorica to year-round operations next winter season. Both services, which are scheduled to commence from March 31, were initially to run only during the summer, but will now be extended past October 27. Flights to Split will operate three times per week and to Podgorica twice weekly, both during the summer and winter months. Laudamotion is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ryanair.
Ryanair has announced recently that it has increased its stake in Austrian low-cost carrier Laudamotion from 75 to 100 per cent.
Laudamotion started operations in March 2018, after founder Niki Lauda had won a bid against IAG (International Airlines Group) to take over remaining assets of Niki, the leisure carrier of former German airline Air Berlin. In August last year, Ryanair purchased a 75% stake in Laudamotion. Flight tickets for the Austrian airline are being sold via Ryanair’s booking website.
Laudamotion was planing to create up to 400 new jobs and operate 25 aircraft in Summer 2019 and 30 in Summer 2020. The airline said that this expansion will allow Laudamotion to increase its traffic to 7.5 million passengers in the financial year 2021.
The Austrian low-cost carrier announced that will operate four aircraft bases in summer 2019: Vienna, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart and Palma de Mallorca.
The representatives of Laudamotion also promised that the company will present up to 20 new routes until the end of March.