Lauda will close the Düsseldorf base on October 19, 2020

Airbus A320 from Lauda at Düsseldorf Airport (Photo: Pixabay).
Airbus A320 from Lauda at Düsseldorf Airport (Photo: Pixabay).

Lauda will close the Düsseldorf base on October 19, 2020

Airbus A320 from Lauda at Düsseldorf Airport (Photo: Pixabay).
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The Austrian Laudamotion will close the Düsseldorf base on October 19, 2020. Originally this should remain open, a few weeks later the closure was communicated as of October 30, 2020. Flight operations with aircraft stationed in Germany will now end even earlier.

The Lauda base in Stuttgart ceased operations at the end of September 2020. This closure was also brought forward. The employees in Baden-Württemberg received their dismissals in the summer of 2020. Those in North Rhine-Westphalia will also lose their jobs when their base is closed. The corresponding letters have long been delivered and numerous dismissal protection suits are already being heard in the local labor courts in Germany.

Under Ryanair flight numbers, Lauda served a route network consisting of 22 destinations (cumulative summer and winter flight schedule) from Düsseldorf. Up to six medium-haul Airbus A320 jets were stationed on site. In contrast to Vienna and Palma de Mallorca, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart were never transferred to the successor company Lauda Europe Ltd. rearranged. Therefore, the Austrian Laudamotion, which will finally cease its flight operations at the end of October 2020 and will subsequently be liquidated, will continue to operate from NRW Airport.

The last flights operated by Lauda from Düsseldorf will be the rounds to Heraklion, Corfu, Kos, London-Stansted, Faro, Las Palmas, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca on October 19, 2020. All other destinations are served for the last time in the days before or have already been set (for example Skavsta, Bergamo, Naples, Lanzarote, Seville, Tenerife South, Marrakech and Copenhagen).

Laudamotion managing director Andreas Gruber did not want to comment on the premature cessation of flight operations in Düsseldorf. The successor company Lauda Europe Ltd, which is headed by David O'Brien, does not operate from the North Rhine-Westphalia capital city airport. There are currently no Ryanair Group flights from Düsseldorf planned for the entire winter flight schedule. The company told employees that the airport and handling costs are said to be too high.

Overview of the settings in Düsseldorf:

destination:last flight on:
Copenhagenalready set
Heraklion19 October 2020
Korfu19 October 2020
Kos19 October 2020
Rhodes17 October 2020
London Stansted19 October 2020
Dublin18 October 2020
Bergamoalready set
Naplesalready set
Marrakechalready set
Faro19 October 2020
Stockholm Skavstaalready set
Alicante I&II18 October 2020
Barcelona19 October 2020
Fuerteventura17 October 2020
Las Palmas19 October 2020
Ibiza17 October 2020
Lanzarotealready set
Málaga18 October 2020
Palma de Mallorca19 October 2020
Sevillaalready set
Tenerife Southalready set

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