Austrian carrier Laudamotion has launched its new website and initial scheduled routes, ahead of the launch of flights later this month.

The airline has been formed* following the purchase of the assets of grounded carrier Niki from bankrupt parent company Air Berlin.

At one stage it was thought International Airlines Group had been successful in purchasing the assets, but following a change of insolvency proceedings Niki founder and ex Formula 1 driver Niki Lauda was able to step into acquire the company.

According to the website Laudamotion will begin flight operations this spring, with a route network covering Mediterranean holiday destinations including Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Malaga, Santorini, Kalamata and Crete, from airports in Austria (Graz, Innsbruck, Linz, Salsburg and Vienna), Germany (Berlin Tegel, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hanover and Stuttgart) and Switzerland (Basel and Zurich).

The full timetable of flights for this summer can be seen here.

The airline will offer economy and premium classes (the latter on selected routes only) – economy will offer buy on board and food and drink and seat selection at the time of booking from €9.99, while premium class will feature empty middle seats, free food and drink and seat selection.

*The Laudamotion brand has in fact existed since the early 2000s, but previously only operating charter services.