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It was founded in 1980 by former Formula One driver Niki Lauda. In 2003, Austrian Airlines bought out the remainder of Lauda's stake. The airline now operates flights under Austrian's name and IATA code, OS. It is being aimed at the charter and holiday market, although the Lauda brand will likely be dropped in favour of the standard Austrian Airlines brand.
Niki Lauda has started a new airline, Niki.
Lauda Air's flagship route is daily (except Mondays) service to Sydney, Australia, flight OS 1. Lauda also flies to Melbourne, Australia three times weekly. Both flights use Boeing 777s and stop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Lauda Air fleet consists of the following aircraft (at April 2005):
- 2 Airbus A320-200
- 1 Boeing 737-300
- 1 Boeing 737-400
- 1 Boeing 737-600
- 2 Boeing 737-700
- 4 Boeing 737-800 (further 2 on order)
- 5 Boeing 767-300
- 3 Boeing 777-200
- 3 Canadair Jet 100LR
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