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Topic: Lauda Air To Guatemala City?
Username: Aer
Posted 2004-08-22 06:40:16 and read 3226 times.

According to the Guatemalan news paper, Siglo XXI, Lauda Air will possibly start direct flights between Milan and Guatemala City. According to the publication, Lauda will fly on a weekly basis using an A330-200. The airline will do a reconisasnce flight on Sept. 20th. and if they decide to fly, will start formal operations on March 2005. They also talk about the new US FLL-GUA flight.

For more info: http://www.sigloxxi.com/detallesnews.asp?pag=nhueba01.txt (sorry only in Spanish)

Topic: RE: Lauda Air To Guatemala City?
Username: KEno
Posted 2004-08-23 02:34:27 and read 3039 times.

Why to/from Milan when Lauda is based in Vienna?

Topic: RE: Lauda Air To Guatemala City?
Username: MAH4546
Posted 2004-08-23 03:13:47 and read 3024 times.

Because some people are lazy (myself included):

http://www.sigloxxi.com/detallesnews.asp?pag=nhueba01.txt

Great news for GUA.

Why to/from Milan when Lauda is based in Vienna?

This is Lauda Italia.

Topic: RE: Lauda Air To Guatemala City?
Username: Bill142
Posted 2004-08-23 03:15:39 and read 3023 times.

Lauda also doesn't operate A330's. Austrian Airlines, which owns Lauda does, but I can't see why they would operate from Milan when they are also based in Vienna.

Topic: RE: Lauda Air To Guatemala City?
Username: Aer
Posted 2004-08-23 04:40:38 and read 2991 times.

Don't ask me, I just repeated what I read. By the way, sorry about the un-clickable link.

Topic: RE: Lauda Air To Guatemala City?
Username: Ka
Posted 2004-08-23 09:46:34 and read 2949 times.

Livingston the tour operator which took over Lauda Italia exchanges the B763 with A332. I-LIVM and I-LIVN fly in full Livingston c/s with operated by Lauda Italia stickers.


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So yes, Lauda Italy flies A332!

KA.

Topic: RE: Lauda Air To Guatemala City?
Username: Juanchito
Posted 2004-08-24 04:26:46 and read 2828 times.

Franz,

This are excelent news for Guatemala.
I also read the newspaper and did a search on the internet and found in http://www.laudia.it the news from the flight. I know a little bit of italian here is the link to the news.
http://www.lauda.it/html/news45.asp

Juanchito

Topic: RE: Lauda Air To Guatemala City?
Username: Aer
Posted 2004-08-24 04:40:36 and read 2823 times.

By the way, can anyone tell me the difference between Lauda Italy and Lauda Austria?

Topic: RE: Lauda Air To Guatemala City?
Username: MD-87ER
Posted 2004-08-24 11:28:32 and read 2785 times.

Differences between the two Lauda-Airs:

Both were founded by former F1-driver Niki Lauda, first Lauda Air Austria and than later Lauda Italy.
In later years Niki Lauda sold the Austrian part to Austrian Airlines, so Lauda Air Austria is now part of the Austrian Airlines Group (along with Tyrolean(Austrian Arrows))
Niki Lauda kept his part in Lauda Italy, but later sold also his stake to the tour operator Livingston.
So nowadays there is no connection between Lauda Italy and Lauda Air Austria.
Lauda Italy still has some 767-300 leased from Lauda Air Austria, but those aircraft are now replaced by new A330-200 and the 767 go back to Lauda Austria, where they will be painted in Austrian Airlines colors next year.

Side-note: Niki Lauda has now a new airline again, called "Niki". No connections with any of the other "Lauda-Airs"

Topic: RE: Lauda Air To Guatemala City?
Username: Bill142
Posted 2004-08-24 12:14:04 and read 2773 times.

Nikki Lauda also turned down a job as MH CEO to run the Jaguar F1 team. Personally with the way Jaguar goes through team bosses, I'd have gone for the MH Job.

Topic: RE: Lauda Air To Guatemala City?
Username: Airblue
Posted 2004-08-24 14:14:43 and read 2768 times.

Lauda Air Italy is going to be a paper airlines. Livingston is the new airlines of the Italian tour operator I Viaggi Del Ventaglio and they bought Lauda Air Italy from Niki Lauda.

The fleet at the moment is 3 A321/200 operated by Livingston (LM) in full Livingston livery, plus 2 A330/200 and 2 B767/300ER.
The new A332s, a third will arrive in November, are in full Livingston livery, but with the sticker operated by Lauda Air Italia. That's because due to problems with unions, Livingston decided to keep the long haul fleet operated by personnel with L4 contracts.
Probably in the future when they will find a new agreement all the fleet will be operated only by Livingston personnel.
For next winter the fleet is 3 A332 and 3 A321.

I flew I-LIVM (their first A332) last July from MXP and IBZ and it offers a good cabin layout: 24 business class with 55 pitch and 248 economy seats with 33 pitch in a 2+4+2 layout. A total of 272 seats, about 100 less then Monarch or MyTravel A332. Unfortunately PTV's is only in business. In economy there are two internet point in the rear part.


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