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Niki is a subsidiary of parent company Air Berlin, named for founder Niki Lauda who gained fame as an Austrian Grand-Prix racer. While Niki bills itself as a budget airline, passengers are still treated to complementary amenities from checked bags to in-air services and refreshments. Niki's fleet of 22 planes operate flights to 60 destinations, 29 of these routes being seasonal charter flights. Niki is a member of both the Oneworld Alliance, and an Etihad Airway Partner.