Niki Lauda told ATWOnline that his low-cost carrier Niki, a partner of Air Berlin, is expecting a passenger increase from 940,000 in 2004 to more than 1 million this year. "Now we have to evaluate whether to add a sixth A320 in 2006, one year earlier than scheduled," he said. In addition, Niki, which operates from bases at Vienna and Salzburg, is looking for a third hub, which could be located outside Austria, possibly in nearby Bratislava. It flies four A320s and one A321, and after the ...

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