The Vienna-based airline has been serving more than 100 destinations across some 30 European countries and has stations in German cities Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Spanish island Majorca, and Croatian city Zadar.
Cirium fleets data shows that Lauda has 27 Airbus A320ceos, including three aircraft that were listed as being in storage before today.
Before the coronavirus outbreak, Lauda planned to grow the fleet to 38 aircraft for the 2020 summer season and carry more than 10 million passengers this year.
The airline notes: “This is a fast-moving and complex situation, and the safety and well-being of our people and customers is our main priority. We will continue to comply fully with all [World Health Organization] and [European Union Aviation Safety Agency] guidelines, and we will follow any travel restrictions that are imposed.”
Lufthansa Group carrier Austrian Airlines is halting all its regular scheduled flights “until further notice”. The last flight is scheduled to arrive in Vienna from Chicago on the morning of 19 March.