Niki, the Austrian low-fare airline that is part of the airberlin group, converted 10 options on A320 family aircraft into firm orders as its profits continued to rise. "We will take delivery of the new aircraft from 2010 onwards. For every aircraft, a year ahead [of delivery] we decide if we need an A319, A320 or A321," founder and owner Niki Lauda told ATWOnline. Niki's fleet will increase by 2014 to 20 aircraft. Value of the new order is €500 million ($734.7 million). Lauda said ...

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