All routes from Zurich are cancelled by Ryanair / Laudamotion!

Laudamotion, the successor airline to the bankrupt Niki carrier in which Ryanair aims to take a majority stake, dropped six routes from Zurich from its summer schedule after failing to secure enough planes.

The Austrian carrier’s flights would have connected Zurich’s business capital with holiday destinations including Majorca, Ibiza, and the Canary Islands as well as in Greece

“All customers will be informed about the cancellations and refunds, Laudamotion said in a statement. “We regret the cancellations from Zurich and apologize to our customers for the inconvenience.” The Laudamotion spokeswoman said a third-party leasing company had failed to guarantee the Airbus jets needed to service the routes, as had been previously agreed.

Other Laudamotion departures including from Basel, Switzerland, and from Germany and Austria are not impacted.

In March, as part of its expansion into German-speaking markets, Ryanair agreed to take a 24.9 percent stake in the Austrian carrier, founded by former Formula 1 champion Niki Lauda.

Source: Reuters

  • Robert Klauco

    The funny thing is that Ryanair’s website actually do not allow refunds for the flights – as the flights from Zurich had different letters in the flight number and the system is unable to find such flight. I had to go through the “live” chat – and I will see if I was successful after 7 days.
    Very disappointing, I have to say. I’ll never fly Ryanair again.