Niki Lauda died, legend of F1 and scheduled aircraft and transport
A prominent figure also in the sector of European aviation -VIDEO AVIONEWS
The three-time Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda died this night in a private Swiss clinic, struck down by a long disease. Three world titles, two won with Ferrari, the life of the Austrian driver was represented in the successful film "Rush". His name is linked not only to the engines but also to the world of aircraft and transport: Lauda was also an entrepreneur and owner of three companies. In 1979 he founded Lauda Air and piloted the inaugural flight. Later the carrier was embedded by Austrian Airlines in the 1990s. In 2003 the ex-pilot took over a new airline, the Aero Lloyd Austria then called Niki. In 2011 the company was purchased by Air Berlin, which owned 49.9% of the shares. Very active on the journeys between Vienna and Milan, in 2017 the carrier was involved in the failure of the German airline. Lauda subsequently bought back his assets in 2018, giving the new name Laudamotion. From January 2019 he had sold the entire property to the Irish low-cost Ryanair.
Below, the interview by AVIONEWS on April 14, 2010 when Niki Lauda was the owner of Flyniki in Italy, to explain the initiatives in partnership with Air Berlin:
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