Since November 2003 – when NIKI
was established – the fleet of Airbus aircraft and the number of destinations have been steadily increasing. airberlin has had a 24% share of NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH since the start of 2004 – the cooperation between airberlin and NIKI marked the first European low-cost airliner alliance.
NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH has 290 employees. It carried around 1.7 million passengers in 2007. Six Airbus of the type A320 (180-seaters) and two Airbus of the type A319 (150-seaters) currently fly for NIKI.