Lauda touches down at Brussels South Charleroi Airport for the launch of new route to Vienna


A new airline lands at Brussels South Charleroi Airport. At 08.25 on the dot, an Airbus A320, bearing the colours of Austrian airline Laudamotion, touched down on the airport’s tarmac. Onboard 180 passengers who had flown directly from Vienna, a new destination available from Brussels South Charleroi Airport. Austria’s capital will be connected to Brussels-Charleroi thanks to six flights a week. 

Today, Austria has joined the countries available direct from Brussels South Charleroi Airport. The country’s capital, Vienna, has been voted “best city to live in” for the tenth year in a row. It is an incredibly attractive city, both for business and tourism. Appreciated for its world-renowned art collections, culture and gastronomy, Vienna offers endless activities for travellers.

Founded in March 2018 by Niki Lauda, Laudamotion is the ninth airline currently operational on the tarmac at Brussels South Charleroi Airport. It is also the fifth new airline in less than three years, proving the airport’s appeal for airlines.

A major airport platform, the international Vienna-Schwechat airport is connected to Brussels South Charleroi Airport thanks to six flights a week at the following times:


Chief Executive Officer of Laudamotion, Andreas Gruber, announces: “We are pleased to be able to offer our passengers a direct line from Brussels-Charleroi to my home town of Vienna and thus broaden our network. Lauda makes it possible for passengers to explore a city boasting a fantastic lifestyle at unbeatable prices.”

Philippe VERDONCK, Chief Executive Officer of Brussels South Charleroi Airport, has expressed his delight at counting Laudamotion among the airport’s partner airlines: “A new airline is a new opportunity for an airport, especially when it is opening the door to a new country. With the arrival of Laudamotion, we are pleased to be able to add Austria to the countries available from Brussels South Charleroi Airport. A new European capital is accessible to passengers from our platform. With excellent prices, we really believe in the potential offered by this route, which consolidates our position as an international airport, offering excellent service for passengers travelling both for tourism and for business.”



© Thibault Lapers

Charleroi, 27 October 2019


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