Lauda, legally Laudamotion GmbH (formerly Amira Air), was an Austrian low-cost airline based in Concorde Business Park in Schwechat, near Vienna, Austria. It has been a subsidiary of Ryanair Holdings since 2018, as are Ryanair DAC, Ryanair UK, Malta Air and Buzz. Former Formula 1 World Champion Niki Lauda had a minority stake in Amira Air before buying it outright in 2016. In January 2018, Lauda acquired Niki, an airline originally founded by Niki Lauda. Amira Air then became a scheduled airline. Since June 2020, all Lauda flights were operated as wetleases with Ryanair flight numbers. As of November 2020, Lauda has been replaced with the Maltese Lauda Europe.
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