The Homebase Vienna should not fly commercially again until July 1, 2020, but on Sunday Ryanair had an AOG and Lauda stepped in with the OE-LOP.
The Vienna base of the airline Lauda resumed flight operations early on June 28, 2020. With the Airbus A320, which bears the registration OE-LOP, the company flew commercially from Vienna to Riga and back on Sunday on behalf of its sister company Ryanair DAC.
The flight numbers used were FR7293 and FR7294. The aircraft in question was only transferred back to Vienna from London Stansted on June 24, 2020. Officially, the Lauda base in Vienna should not fly commercially again until July 1, 2020. However, Ryanair had to struggle with the failure of a Boeing 737-800 and, to put it simply, the Austrian sister company provided the “replacement aircraft”.
According to the latest information, Lauda will fly for Ryanair from Vienna to Beauvais and Zadar on Monday. Since the Austrian airline no longer operates under its own OE flight numbers, but flies for Ryanair under a wet lease contract, the FR code is now always used.