Niki (airline)

IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2003
Hubs Vienna International Airport
Focus cities Salzburg Airport
Frequent-flyer program topbonus (from Air Berlin)
Alliance Oneworld (affiliate)
Fleet size 19
Destinations 50+
Company slogan The Passenger Comes First
Parent company Air Berlin
Headquarters Schwechat, Austria
Key people
  • Oliver Lackmann, CEO
Employees ~800

Niki (also styled as NIKI or flyNiki, legally NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH) is an Austrian low-cost airline and a subsidiary of Air Berlin. It is headquartered in Office Park I at Vienna International Airport in Schwechat.[1][2] Niki operates scheduled services to European cities and leisure destinations as well as charter services to leisure destinations from Vienna, Salzburg, Graz, Linz and Innsbruck.


In 2003 Niki Lauda, ex-Grand Prix driver and founder of Lauda Air, acquired the former Aero Lloyd Austria operation. The airline started operations on 28 November 2003.

Although Niki is often described as "low-cost", it provides full service, such as free refreshments, newspapers and baggage. It offers a sandwich or a cold snack, soft drinks, tea and coffee on all short-haul flights as well as on charter routes to Greece, Tunisia and Turkey. On mid-haul charter flights to the Canary Islands and Egypt all passengers are offered a warm snack. Also, gourmet menus from Demel can be ordered before the flight. There is also a buy on board service.[3]

On 9 January 2004, Niki announced cooperation with Air Berlin. In late 2011, Niki merged completely with Air Berlin, sharing operations, booking systems and aircraft. Since 20 March 2012, Niki is an "affiliate member" of Oneworld as a subsidiary company of Air Berlin.[4] Since late 2012, Niki successively repaints their aircraft in the Air Berlin paint scheme, using the Niki logo only at the nose. The new paint scheme will be applied during regular C checks.

In October 2014, Niki announced the cancellation of their flights from Vienna to Copenhagen, Moscow and Frankfurt due to decreasing demand. In exchange, new leisure routes will be started by summer 2015.[5] Also in spring 2015, Niki started to replace its fleet of Embraer 190s with Airbus A319-100s from its parent, Air Berlin. The used Embraers were transferred to Helvetic Airways.[6]


Main article: Niki destinations

Niki operates scheduled and charter services to destinations to several countries in Europe - charter services are especially operated to Greece, Turkey, Egypt and Morocco - from Vienna, Salzburg, Graz, Linz and Innsbruck. The flights are also marketed by its parent Air Berlin.

Codeshare agreements

Niki codeshares with the following airlines:[7]


Niki Airbus A320-200
in current livery
Niki Airbus A321-200
in the previous livery

As of 30 June 2016, the fleet of Niki consists of the following aircraft:[8]

Niki fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
C Y Total
Airbus A319-100 5 150 150
Airbus A320-200 12 180 180
Airbus A321-200 2 212 212
Total 19


  1. "Contact form." Niki. Retrieved on 25 January 2011. "NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH Office Park I, Top B03 A-1300 Wien"
  2. "Information about the city plan." City of Schwechat. Retrieved on 5 September 2009.
  3. "book cheap flights online - flyniki". Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  4. "günstige Flüge suchen, billigste Flüge buchen - flyniki". Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  5. "Niki: Air Berlin bestätigt Streckenstreichungen". Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  6. "A319 bekommen Niki-Beklebung". Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  7. "Profile on NIKI". CAPA. Centre for Aviation. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  8. "Austrian aircraft register". Austro Control. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.

External links

Media related to Niki at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 48°07′26″N 16°33′45″E / 48.1238°N 16.5624°E / 48.1238; 16.5624

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