Laudamotion, the rebranded bankrupt airberlin Austria-based subsidiary NIKI, will launch March 25 with an interim branding on former airberlin aircraft. However, owner Niki Lauda told ATW the new carrier will relaunch in October under its own brand and service standards. Lauda confirmed the new carrier is considering an aircraft order of up to 21 Airbus A320neos. “We will begin with 15 aircraft,” he said. “Some are already undergoing maintenance work at Lufthansa. ...

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