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Niki

About this airline

About

Austrian low-cost carrier NIKI was established in November 2003 and its cooperation with Air Berlin in 2004 marked the first European low-cost airliner alliance. Niki operates in part as a charter airline for the Neckermann holiday package giant. From airports throughout Austria Niki flies to a standard battery of sunny destinations.

Niki coordinates flights with Air Berlin, though it maintains its own planes, and it's a good thing, too, as they're infused with a degree of personality devoid in Air Berlin aircrafts.

Gourmet meal service is available, if you book it at least 48 hours in advance.  A standard snack is included in the fare and the additional menu is about €7-12.


Upside

Codeshares with giant Air Berlin. Very friendly staff and cabin crew. Exceptional meal service.

Downside

Beyond Vienna and Salzburg, other Austrian airports are not well served.

Baggage

• Carry-on: One item up to 8 kg, excluding laptop (10 kg including laptop).

• Checked: Baggage allowances vary depending on the type of ticket you purchase. The cheapest (the JustFly ticket) permits no free baggage, with the first item up to 23 kg costing €15 if booked online and €30 if booked at the airport. Each subsequent item is charged €50. FlyDeal and FlyClassic tickets waive the fee for the first item, and charge €50 for each additional piece of baggage. FlyFlex passengers get two items up to 23 kg for free.

Any luggage weighing over 23 kg (up to 32 kg) is charged €100. Business class passengers get 2 items of luggage up to 32kg free.

* Please visit Niki’s website for more information on its baggage policy.


Seating

Seats may be reserved online at time of check-in. Additionally, guests can opt to reserve seats via a text or e-mail check-in. Find out more information on this service at Niki’s website.


Check-in and Ticketing

Passengers with a valid e-ticket can check in online from 30 hours until 2 hours before departure.

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